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We found 24 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 East Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests include endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Miller's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
342 South Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger, who practices in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ray include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Ray is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Randazzo's clinical interests include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Randazzo is professionally 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza 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 honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Des Plaines, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Lee is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include male infertility and vasectomy reversal. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Vasectomy Reversal, Male Infertility

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

Dr. Mary Farhi's area of specialization is general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Farhi's clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farhi studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (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 specializes in family therapy, pediatric psychiatry, and social work and practices in Mount Prospect, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Parisi's areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. His practice is open to 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. 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nellessen's clinical interests include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Melrose Park, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merchant honors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Narepalem has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Narepalem trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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 sees patients in Wheeling, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scanlon is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Terrence Neary's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Patrick Kennelly practices psychology. Dr. Kennelly's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whetstine's office for an appointment.

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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 practices psychology in Schaumburg, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krakowski include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to 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)

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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.