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We found 33 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 in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorne include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dorne 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and urinary incontinence. Dr. Wheeler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is professionally 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 practices psychology in Oak Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rostafinski include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Rostafinski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rostafinski (or staff) speaks French and Polish.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Branch's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 and practices in Melrose Park, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merchant honors.

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

Dr. Scott Multack's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. Dr. Multack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bresler include minimally invasive surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bresler attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Russian. Her professional affiliations include 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 works as a family medicine physician in Brookfield, IL. Dr. Tomecki speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Tomecki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Tomecki's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Guy Agostino practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Agostino has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Agostino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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)

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

Dr. Barbara Meyer practices psychology in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meyer include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Sofia Adawy works as a family practice physician, adolescent medicine specialist, and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Adawy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Adawy is especially interested in reproductive health. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Adawy takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Reproductive Health

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

Dr. William Gros is a family medicine practitioner in La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gros accepts. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gros's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sheila Berndt's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Berndt an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Berndt honors 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.

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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's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, stress management, and adjustment disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Wainer practices family medicine in Berwyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wainer include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Wainer's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wainer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Hsieh's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

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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.