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We found 73 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health PPO near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
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. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
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. Arif Humayun Agha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2425 W 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. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyon takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a specialist in general gynecology. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Daube obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirchoff is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L1, Ogden Medical Professional Building
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif takes. In addition to English, Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL and Willowbrook, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Multack, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Scott Multack's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Multack's clinical interests include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Multack graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Issues, Orthotics, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road; S. Pavillon, 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter-Smith honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Kritsas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; #208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Kritsas works as an urologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Kritsas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Kritsas is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Carpenter studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Carpenter speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria J Douros, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 210e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Maria Douros' area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and migraine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Douros is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Thelma S Marin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7530 Woodward Avenue; Suite A
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Thelma Marin sees patients in Woodridge, IL and Lombard, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Marin is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Dr. Marin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Allergies, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S. Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in La Grange, IL. His clinical interests include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (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.