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We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Evanston, IL.

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a special interest in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Jain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

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Specializes in Urology
1000 Central Street; Suite 720
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Peter Colegrove specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Colegrove attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Colegrove focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence) and incontinence. Dr. Colegrove is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Peter Thomas Vaselopulos, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Austin Street; Suite 569
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Peter Vaselopulos works as an urologist in Chicago, IL and Evanston, IL. Dr. Vaselopulos has indicated that his clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He speaks Greek. Dr. Vaselopulos is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Ghanshyam S Thakkar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 203
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Thakkar works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Thakkar obtained his medical school training at Gujarat University and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Thakkar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Mark D Parisi Psy.D. And Associates, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, General Psychiatry
4001 W. Devon Avenue; Suite 506, Office 1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Parisi practices family therapy, pediatric psychiatry, and social work. Clinical interests for Dr. Parisi include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Parisi honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
6524 N Whipple Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mermelstein's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, education consultation, and phobias. Dr. Mermelstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
636 Church Street; Suite 409
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Nell Logan is a psychologist in Evanston, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logan include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Logan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2530 Crawford Avenue; Suite 206
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Norwil Frial's specialties are psychology and counseling. He practices in Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Frial's areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Codependency, HIV/AIDS, Hypnosis, Life ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Jane Bacalao, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
900 W. Wilson Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Mears is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mears include menstrual disorders, adolescent gynecology, and sports health. Dr. Mears is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 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), sexuality, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aleksandar Ljubisav Krunic, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5140 N California Avenue, Swedish Covenant Hospital; Suite 660
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Aleksandar Krunic is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Krunic's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, rosacea, and moles. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krunic has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Krunic (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 200
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rinehart include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart takes. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rinehart trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rinehart is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maximo Oscar Brito, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5055 N Clark; #3
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maximo Brito is an adult infectious disease specialist in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Brito attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Viral Infection, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Stephen Michael Grohmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 214
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Grohmann practices adult infectious disease in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal infection and travel medicine. Dr. Grohmann is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grohmann honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Infection, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Lise Ellen Schiffer, MS
Specializes in Counseling
6900 N Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Lise Schiffer is a counselor. Her areas of expertise include self-harm, depression, and addiction intervention. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

Tami N Meer, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2530 Crawford Avenue; Suite 302
Evanston, IL
 

Ms. Tami Meer is a social worker in Arlington Heights, IL and Evanston, IL. Ms. Meer's areas of expertise include depression, caregiver issues, and intimacy issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Developmental Disorders, Psychotherapy Treatment, Group Therapy Services, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S Balin, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9022 Pottawattami Drive
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Martin Balin practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has indicated that his clinical interests include microsurgery, laser treatment, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Balin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Microsurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Tubal Ligation

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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.