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We found 26 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Deerfield, IL.

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite #j
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Bernard Ullman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julian Ullman works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Ullman attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ullman honors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Menopause, Osteoporosis, HPV, Gynecological Problems, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; #200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Garb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Joshua Kleinberg, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marc Kleinberg is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. These areas are among Dr. Kleinberg's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menstrual disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinberg takes. Dr. Kleinberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

Dr. Gil Ari Weiss, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Gil Weiss is a general gynecologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include myomectomy (fibroid removal), fibroids, and vulva problems. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Essure, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Ovarian Disease, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
342 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Sue Ann Hungerford, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sue Hungerford sees patients in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Hungerford attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Hungerford's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hungerford honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Contraception, Preventive Care, Perimenopause, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray practices obstetrics and gynecology. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Ray is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray takes. 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)

Dr. Pamela Ann Lui, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Lui is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lui's areas of clinical interest consist of colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Lui average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Menstrual Disorders, Contraception

Dr. Jill Kathleen Holden, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
959 S Waukegan Road; Floor 2
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden, who practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Holden has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holden include gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Michael J Hubbell, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
959 S Waukegan Road; Floor 2
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hubbell is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Hubbell's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbell attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Melinda Kay Lukens, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 N. Lake Cook Road; #604
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Melinda Lukens is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lukens is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lukens honors. Dr. Lukens attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Myocarditis, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Wong Wong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Lau works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lau include contraception (birth control) and abnormal uterine bleeding. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS). After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lau's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Julie M Levitt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julie Levitt practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Levitt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Menstrual Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; #200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos's areas of expertise include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Diakos studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamaljeet Purhar Murthy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; #503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Kamaljeet Murthy is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Murthy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Murthy attended Rush Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Menstrual Disorders, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Incontinence, Sexually Transmitted ... (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.