We found 32 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 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. John S Wheeler Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Wheeler sees patients in Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Wheeler's areas of clinical interest consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence) and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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: 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 works as a psychologist in Oak Park, IL. Dr. Rostafinski (or staff) speaks French and Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Jeffrey D Branch, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Branch's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Branch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Branch's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes 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, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheri B Merchant, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1111 Superior Street; Suite 304
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Merchant specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merchant accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Merchant trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence Surgery, Hysteroscopy, ... (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. 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. Larissa Bresler, MD
Specializes in Urology
5000 S 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Larissa Bresler practices urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Bresler accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bresler trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Russian. She 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, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Tomecki practices family medicine. He speaks Polish. Dr. Tomecki's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tomecki honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Sofia Adawy's areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and preventive medicine. Dr. Adawy (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Adawy's areas of expertise include reproductive health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Adawy attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Reproductive Health

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

Dr. Guy Agostino practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Agostino is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agostino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Agostino is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Barbara Meyer's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meyer include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors. Dr. Meyer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility

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

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

Dr. Sheila Berndt is a Berwyn, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Berndt's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. She is affiliated with 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, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Wainer practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Wainer is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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

Dr. William Hans Gros, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
512 Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Gros' specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Gros an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gros graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew Hsieh sees patients in Berwyn, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsieh include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsieh takes. His professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

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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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