We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Orland Park, IL.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
14454 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Blue Island, IL, Elk Grove Villiage, IL, and Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Jobanputra's clinical interests: menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
10811 W 143rd Street; Suite 120
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jain attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In Dr. Jain's practice, he is particularly interested in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Zumerchik's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Zumerchik is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pierpaoli is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Pierpaoli focuses on robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierpaoli is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Pierpaoli's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual health issues

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Sexual Health Issues, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Psychology
12255 S 80th Avenue; Suite 202
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mona Etchison specializes in psychology and practices in Palos Heights, IL. These areas are among Dr. Etchison's clinical interests: depression, phobias, and grief. Patient ratings for Dr. Etchison average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
Park Place Executive Plaza; 14544 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mehul Vora's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Vora is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Diabetes, Obesity

Specializes in Social Work
16325 Harlem Avenue; Suite 200
Tinley Park, IL
 

Ms. Susan Johnson practices social work. Her clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues. Ms. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Life Coaching, Coaching, Divorce Counseling, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
7300 W College Drive; Suite 203
Palos Heights, IL
 

Ms. Carrie Carr is a counselor in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Carr include phobias, intimacy issues, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Ms. Carr takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
15030 S. Ravinia Avenue; Suite 30
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Mary Finn is a social worker in Orland Park, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral disorders, domestic abuse, and intimacy issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Relationship ... (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.
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