We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr. Claudia E Mason, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
525 Okeechobee
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Mason works as a general OB/GYN. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, vaginal atrophy, and colposcopy. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Mason's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Depression, Second Opinions, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2051 45th Street; Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Hal Bashein sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Bashein is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bashein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Bashein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bashein is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Infertility

Dr. Stanely E Althof, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 540
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stanely Althof is a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Althof's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and sexuality. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1501 Presidential Way; Suite 2a
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Tondo's areas of specialization are psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Tondo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay R Trabin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
560 Village Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jay Trabin's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Trabin graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Trabin's training includes a residency program at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Trabin has a special interest in menopause and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Dr. Trabin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Trabin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Trabin is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Problems, Menopause, Infertility, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Vulva ... (Read more)

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.
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