We found 95 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman is a family practitioner in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuhlman is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roth at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Roth graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, 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. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Larson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Larson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak 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
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 301
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele works as an urologist in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jirschele takes. Dr. Jirschele graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele is accepting 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. Lynn A Fesenmyer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Fesenmyer is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and minimally invasive surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fesenmyer takes. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Fesenmyer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

All Interests: Sterilization, High Risk Pregnancy, Menopause, Well Women Care, Menstrual Disorders, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to 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 sees patients in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Dorne studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorne is 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. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Russo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Russo's areas of expertise include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hay attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Menopause, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonas Samuel Benson, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jonas Benson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benson's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Benson attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's ... (Read more)

Dr. Arif Humayun Agha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 201
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Arif Agha's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Agha's clinical interests: microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Agha studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Ellen Corcoran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corcoran include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. Dr. Corcoran is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Corcoran is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Challenger, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Robert Challenger specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Challenger accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung, who practices in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Ung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Ung attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ung accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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)

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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.