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We found 23 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Open Access near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Charles Edward Miller, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
1900 E. Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis

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Specializes in Urology
342 South Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger works as an urologist. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berger trained at Michael Reese Hospital. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathryn Ray's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Dr. Ray's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Ray attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ray 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)

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Specializes in Urology
806 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Randall Randazzo works as an urologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Schaumburg, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randazzo honors. Dr. Randazzo attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. 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. Daniel H Piazza, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Piazza practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piazza takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Piazza attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Bladder ... (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). He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility and vasectomy reversal. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Vasectomy Reversal, Male Infertility

Dr. Todd David Deutch, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1900 E. Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Todd Deutch is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Deutch include infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Deutch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deutch's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

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. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Farhi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farhi at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. David Nellessen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nellessen include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Nellessen is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

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

Dr. Narendra Narepalem practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narepalem include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Narepalem performed his residency 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's specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scanlon include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scanlon honors. Dr. Scanlon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sheri Merchant works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Melrose Park, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Merchant's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Merchant's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Merchant takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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. 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 is a family therapist, child & adolescent psychiatrist, and social worker. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parisi include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Parisi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parisi (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Terrence Neary practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neary include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Neary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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

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

Dr. Patrick Kennelly practices psychology. Clinical interests 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennelly's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in psychology. Dr. Whetstine's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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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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.