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We found 21 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Open Access near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Specializes in Urology
806 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Randall Randazzo is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Randazzo attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Infertility, Microsurgery, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ray's areas of expertise include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Weight Management, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Parisi Psy.D. And Associates, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, General Psychiatry
800 E Northwest Highway; Suite 106
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Mark Parisi practices family therapy, pediatric psychiatry, and social work. Clinical interests for Dr. Parisi include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Parisi honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald D Lee, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Lee's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lee attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility and vasectomy reversal. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Vasectomy Reversal, Male Infertility

Dr. David A Nellessen, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Nellessen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nellessen is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Nellessen is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nellessen graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Nellessen trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheri B Merchant, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
455 S. Roselle Road; Suite 120
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Merchant's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Merchant has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Merchant performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Merchant (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary S Farhi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Farhi is a general gynecologist in Wheeling, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farhi include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Farhi attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Farhi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farhi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Terrence J Neary, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1340 Remington Road; Suite N
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Terrence Neary specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Neary include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neary is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Holistic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is an urologist. Dr. Narepalem has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon practices general gynecology in Wheeling, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Scanlon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Joseph Kennelly, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1340 Remington Road; Suite N
Scahumburg, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Kennelly practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennelly include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennelly accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Suicide, Education Consultation, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph W Whetstine, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
830 E Higgins Road; Suite 104h
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Ralph Whetstine practices psychology in Schaumburg, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Whetstine include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Whetstine takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Developmental ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1340 Remington Road; Suite N
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Antoinette Krakowski works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. Dr. Krakowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Suicide, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lindy M Meyer, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3125 N Wilke Road; Suite D
Arlington Hghts, IL
 

Dr. Lindy Meyer is a psychologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Arlington Hghts, IL. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and anger management. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Parikh is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashant Singri, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
911 North Plum Grove Road; Suite A
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Prashant Singri is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Schaumburg, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Singri include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singri is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Singri trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin ... (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.