We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff is a family medicine practitioner in La Grange, IL. These areas are among Dr. Kirchoff's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Woznica's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Woznica is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Rostein's area of specialization is general gynecology. He is especially interested in infertility, endometrial ablation, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Rostein's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Rostein graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His clinical interests include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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Dr. Joel A Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
911 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joel Brown's medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Stephanie M Mauch, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Mauch sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mauch's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mauch honors. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Nasiruddin Rana, MPH, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
5311 S. Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nasirrudin Rana is an infertility specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rana is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: infertility, laparoscopic surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Rana is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rana is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Scott M Multack, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5102 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Multack is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. He honors 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 professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility

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

Dr. Jody Y Lin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #490
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Jody Lin is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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