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.

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

Dr. Tarun Jain's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jain attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In Dr. Jain's practice, he is particularly interested in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Peter Colegrove practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colegrove include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and incontinence. Dr. Colegrove takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Colegrove 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. He has a special interest in erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Vaselopulos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Vaselopulos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Vaselopulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vaselopulos is accepting 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Thakkar attended Gujarat University and then went on to complete 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 is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in Mount Prospect, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Parisi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Parisi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

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

Specializes in Psychology
6524 N Whipple Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mermelstein practices psychology in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include depression, education consultation, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Mermelstein has an open panel. She is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

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

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

Dr. Nell Logan's specialty is psychology. Dr. Logan's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. She 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)

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

Dr. Norwil Frial's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Frial is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Rinehart is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rinehart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Rinehart has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rinehart's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Mears practices adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mears include menstrual disorders, adolescent gynecology, and sports health. Dr. Mears is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Dr. Mears is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Krunic a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: rosacea, moles, and acne. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Krunic obtained his medical school training at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Krunic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Italian.

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

Dr. Maximo Brito is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal infection and travel medicine. Dr. Grohmann is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Grohmann performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 practices counseling in Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: self-harm, depression, and addiction intervention. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

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

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

Dr. Martin Balin's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of clinical interest consist of microsurgery, laser treatment, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Balin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Balin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

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

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

Ms. Tami Meer works as a social worker in Arlington Heights, IL and Evanston, IL. Ms. Meer's clinical interests 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)

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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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