We found 33 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 practices family medicine in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Kuhlman has a closed panel.

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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 is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). The average patient rating for Dr. Morris is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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

Dr. Paul Lyon sees patients in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lyon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Samuel Botros sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Botros attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Botros (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Botros is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ernst Lisek practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lisek include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 Bolingbrook, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Carlino's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Carlino's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Michael Ragland, who practices in Bolingbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Ragland's clinical interests: gynecological problems, incontinence, and endometrial ablation. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ragland studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices general gynecology. Dr. Whatley is especially interested in contraception (birth control) and fibroids. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Whatley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Thelma Marin is a family practice physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Marin (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Marin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih is a Bolingbrook, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shih is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She speaks Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

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

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

Dr. Tina Brueschke's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brueschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Shamim Patel, who practices in Woodridge, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a general gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Halperin graduated from Rush Medical College. Her 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.
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