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We found 28 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Deerfield, IL.

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Specializes in Urology
342 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger works as an urologist in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. Dr. Berger is professionally affiliated with 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. Julian Bernard Ullman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julian Ullman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. His areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ullman 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ullman takes. Dr. Ullman has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Garb's clinical interests include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Garb's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Ray sees patients in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). 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. Patients gave Dr. Ray an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray honors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Weight Management, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Kleinberg specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleinberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, essure, and colposcopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Kleinberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Gil Weiss specializes in general gynecology and practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include essure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Hungerford's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hungerford takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes 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. Jared Cory Robins, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jared Robins works as a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Robins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
959 S Waukegan Road; Floor 2
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jill Holden is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Holden average 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Holden graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Michael Hubbell practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Hubbell has a special interest in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Hubbell is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lukens average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Lukens completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Pamela Lui specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Lui an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lui's practice is open to new patients. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Menstrual Disorders, Contraception

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

Dr. Mary Farhi's specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farhi at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Narepalem is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Narepalem trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is 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 specializes in general gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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). Dr. Scanlon accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Rose Diakos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Chicago, IL, Deerfield, IL, and Glenview, IL. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Dr. Diakos's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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