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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirchoff include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She 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. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica's medical specialty is family medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Woznica attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woznica accepts. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), contraception (birth control), sexuality

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

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

Dr. Scott Multack specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Multack's areas of expertise include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Joel Brown's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown's 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), sexuality

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

Dr. Margaret E Wade, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Wade is a family practice physician. In her practice, she is particularly interested in well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and adolescent issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wade graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wade honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephanie Mauch works as a family practice physician. Dr. Mauch studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mauch include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mauch is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

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

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

Dr. Daniel Rostein specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Rostein is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rostein include infertility, endometrial ablation, and laparoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rostein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Yousuf include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Jody Lin specializes in general gynecology and practices in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nasirrudin Rana's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a special interest in infertility, laparoscopic surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rana has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rana takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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.