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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi MD, FACS
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
3 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
(847) 599-1111

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Adrenal Cancer, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Urinary ... (Read more)

Sanjay Gandhi MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), Urogynecology
351 Greenleaf Avenue; Suite E
Park City, IL
(847) 775-0703

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Gandhi's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gandhi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Bladder Control, Hysterectomy Alternatives, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
(847) 234-3860; (847) 432-1558

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jacobson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Infertility

Robert S Saffrin MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
3 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
(847) 599-1111; (847) 680-3803

Dr. Robert Saffrin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Saffrin include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Saffrin is affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Saffrin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bladder Function/Disease, Bladder Infections, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Maureen E Tart MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Ob/Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd.; 36100 Brookside Drive, Suite 100
Gurnee, IL
(847) 244-2500; (847) 234-3250

Dr. Maureen Tart is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Tart's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Tart is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Aesthetic Laser, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecology, Infertility, Menopause, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
15 Tower Court; Suite 245
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Patricia Kimbel's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimbel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, ... (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.