We found 34 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman's medical specialty is family medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Kuhlman's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kuhlman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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Dr. Randy S Morris, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
3 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Randy Morris practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris's areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Morris performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriage, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Pasciak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Bockrath honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel F Botros, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
516 E Broughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Botros' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Botros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Botros include high risk pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Botros accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Botox Injection, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Facial Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Lyon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ernst W Lisek IV, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ernst Lisek is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisek include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Lisek is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lisek is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Stress Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Paolo Carlino, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carlino include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Carlino is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Steven Ragland, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ragland is a specialist in general gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, incontinence, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Ragland is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Ragland is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Alane Whatley, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
215 Remington Boulevard; G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Robin Whatley is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Bolingbrook, IL and Plainfield, IL. She is especially interested in contraception (birth control) and fibroids. Dr. Whatley is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whatley takes.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul specializes in family medicine and practices in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Yemul's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yemul honors. Dr. Yemul graduated from Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shih include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Shih is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from Rush Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Shih a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thelma S Marin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7530 S Woodward Avenue; #a
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Thelma Marin's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Marin an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marin include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marin accepts. She graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Marin (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Allergies, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke practices family medicine in Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Brueschke include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Brueschke accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel's specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathy Joy Halperin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road; #190
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Halperin specializes in general gynecology and practices in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Halperin's areas of expertise include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Halperin's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (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.