We found 86 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting 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. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne specializes in general gynecology and practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Patients rated Dr. Ung highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ung honors. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyon takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lyon is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lyon trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a general gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Daube is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Daube honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Daube attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ernst W Lisek IV, MD
Specializes in Urology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ernst Lisek is an urologist in Winfield, IL, Lisle, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisek include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He 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. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirchoff include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirchoff accepts. Dr. Kirchoff graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L2
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sharif is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

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

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Multack, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 120
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Scott Multack's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Multack's clinical interests: menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Issues, Orthotics, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Grange, IL. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Hunter-Smith's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
534 W. Chestnut Street; Suite 220
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Thevatheril graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Thevatheril is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), sexuality

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

Dr. John J Kritsas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; #208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Kritsas' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kritsas is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kritsas include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Kritsas's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kritsas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (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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