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We found 27 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Deerfield, IL.

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

Dr. Julian Ullman works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gynecological problems, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). Dr. Ullman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Ullman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to 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; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Garb has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb has an open panel. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garb completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Gil Weiss works as a general gynecologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. His clinical interests include essure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weiss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Sue Hungerford, who practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hungerford is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hungerford include colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hungerford is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Marc Kleinberg's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kleinberg's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, essure, and colposcopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Kleinberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ray's areas of expertise include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally 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. Jared Cory Robins, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jared Robins is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Highland Park, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Robins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Robins is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

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

Dr. Jill Holden works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Holden's clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holden attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Pamela Lui's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lui at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Lui attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lui's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Menstrual Disorders, Contraception

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

Dr. Michael Hubbell's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hubbell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Hubbell has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hubbell's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Melinda Lukens is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lukens include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lukens average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; Suite 503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Lau's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lau has a special interest in contraception (birth control) and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Lau is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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

Dr. Rose Diakos is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Greek. Dr. Diakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Mary S Farhi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Farhi is a general gynecologist in Wheeling, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farhi include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Farhi attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Farhi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farhi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway; Suite 135
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is an urologist. Dr. Narepalem has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon practices general gynecology in Wheeling, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Scanlon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement ... (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.