We found 71 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Unicare PPO near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lombard, IL. Dr. Roth speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Roth is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Roth average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
360 West Butterfield Road; Suite 245
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mazda include genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. Dr. Mazda is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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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 is a general gynecologist. These areas are among Dr. Dorne's clinical interests: gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorne average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dorne graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is professionally 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. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Daube has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Daube takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sharif is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirchoff include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirchoff takes. 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. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include 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 studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in La Grange, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack takes. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack's professional 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). Dr. Hunter-Smith's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His 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 practices general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Carpenter's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpenter studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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' specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Douros honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Douros studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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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. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
534 W. Chestnut Street; Suite 220
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril works as a family practice physician. Dr. Thevatheril is conversant in Malayalam. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thevatheril has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Albert Rostein, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2208 Midwest Road; Suite 102
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Rostein practices general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rostein is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rostein has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility, endometrial ablation, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rostein accepts. Dr. Rostein graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endometrial Ablation, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

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

Dr. Thelma Marin is a family practice physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Marin (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Marin's hospital/clinic 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)

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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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