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We found 29 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a special interest in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Jain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

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Specializes in General Gynecology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2800
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is a general gynecologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jacobson completed a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Dr. Jacobson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Garb has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb has an open panel. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garb completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Peter Colegrove specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Colegrove attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Colegrove focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence) and incontinence. Dr. Colegrove is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ray's areas of expertise include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Weight Management, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jared Cory Robins, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jared Robins is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Highland Park, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Robins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Robins is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Mark D Parisi Psy.D. And Associates, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, General Psychiatry
800 E Northwest Highway; Suite 106, Office 2
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Mark Parisi practices family therapy, pediatric psychiatry, and social work. Clinical interests for Dr. Parisi include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Parisi honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald D Lee, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 East Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Lee's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lee attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility and vasectomy reversal. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Vasectomy Reversal, Male Infertility

Dr. Stephanie Wong Wong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 503
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Lau's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lau has a special interest in contraception (birth control) and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lau is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Greek. Dr. Diakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary S Farhi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Farhi is a general gynecologist in Wheeling, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farhi include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Farhi attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Farhi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farhi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Saffrin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite J
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert Saffrin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Saffrin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His clinical interests include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Saffrin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway; Suite 135
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is an urologist. Dr. Narepalem has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon practices general gynecology in Wheeling, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Scanlon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. H Merrill Matschke, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite J
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. H. Matschke's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, infertility, and testosterone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Matschke is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matschke's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Infertility, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1535 N Lake Cook Road; Suite 604
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anjali Mehta is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Anjali Mehta works in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Mehta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta obtained Dr. Mehta's medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed Dr. Mehta's residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pregnancy, ... (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.