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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Pasciak is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Pasciak accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. These areas are among Dr. Bockrath's clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath's practice 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's specialty is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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). Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agha include microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lyon is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lyon is accepting 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. He works in Hinsdale, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Daube completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L1, Ogden Medical Professional Building
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif practices family medicine in Downers Grove, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharif's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif honors. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sharif's 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. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff works as a family medicine physician in La Grange, IL. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kirchoff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic 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. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in La Grange, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Multack is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack is affiliated with 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. John J Kritsas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; #208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Kritsas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kritsas include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Kritsas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kritsas attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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. 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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Hunter-Smith's hospital/clinic 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. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter sees patients in Willowbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Carpenter attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in 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' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Douros include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and migraine. Dr. Douros takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is family medicine. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marin include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). 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) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. She is affiliated with 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. Rebecca Cecilia Preston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4479 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Preston works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Preston's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Preston graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Swedish.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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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