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

Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman practices family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pasciak trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson works as a family medicine practitioner in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Larson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix's residency program. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Larson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting 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)

Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 301
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele 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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Fesenmyer is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Warrenville, IL and Wheaton, IL. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fesenmyer include menopause, menstrual disorders, and minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Fesenmyer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

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

Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jonas Benson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benson's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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)

Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne specializes in general gynecology and practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne 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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Russo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Russo attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Hay's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hay has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Urology
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 201
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Arif Agha is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Oak Brook, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Agha at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Agha include microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is 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)

Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Robert Challenger is an urologist in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Challenger's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Challenger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Corcoran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kyle Kiriluk works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kiriluk completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kiriluk is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (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.
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