We found 34 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7420 Central Av; Suite 2010
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne, who practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorne accepts. She attended medical school at 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. John S Wheeler Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Wheeler's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wheeler's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and urinary incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wheeler's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Thomas J Rostafinski, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1140 Lake Street; Suite 508
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Rostafinski's specialty is psychology. In addition to English, Dr. Rostafinski (or staff) speaks French and Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rostafinski include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Multack, who practices in La Grange, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Multack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack honors. He graduated from 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. Sheri B Merchant, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1111 Superior Street; Suite 304
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Merchant is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Merchant at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Branch, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Branch's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Branch studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larissa Bresler, MD
Specializes in Urology
5000 S 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Larissa Bresler is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Hines, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bresler include minimally invasive surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Bresler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1011 Lake Street; Suite 200
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Meyer's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Tomecki, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8905 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield, IL
 

Dr. George Tomecki's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tomecki's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Tomecki graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He speaks Polish. 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)

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Preventive Medicine
4747-51 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Adawy is a physician who specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and preventive medicine. She has a special interest in reproductive health. Dr. Adawy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Adawy (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Reproductive Health

Dr. Sheila Anne Berndt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Sheila Berndt's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Berndt's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berndt accepts. She studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vicky Singh, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
744 S Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Vicky Singh practices psychology. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include the following: depression, stress management, and adjustment disorders. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guy Joseph Agostino, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
512 Burlington Avenue
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Guy Agostino's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Agostino graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agostino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Wainer specializes in family medicine and practices in Berwyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wainer include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wainer is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wainer is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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

Dr. Matthew Chuckson Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Hsieh practices family medicine in Berwyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsieh include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hsieh graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. William Hans Gros, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
512 Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Gros practices family medicine. Dr. Gros's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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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.