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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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'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. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Jirschele's clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jirschele's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He 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 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. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne, who practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorne accepts. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Ung is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Steven Daube, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Daube studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daube trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, 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. 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. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL. Dr. Kirchoff's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sharif's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sharif is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of 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, who practices in La Grange, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Multack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack honors. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in La Grange, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunter-Smith is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hunter-Smith is affiliated with 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 practices family medicine in Hinsdale, IL and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thevatheril honors. Dr. Thevatheril graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril welcomes 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kritsas's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsas accepts. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kritsas attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. 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.