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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Dr. Ketan Narandas Jobanputra, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
14454 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Jobanputra's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jobanputra's clinical interests include menopause, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jobanputra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
10811 W 143rd Street; Suite 120
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Warrenville, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Saint Charles, IL. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Jain completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His clinical interests include menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. David Lee Zumerchik, MD
Specializes in Urology
14315 South 80th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Zumerchik, who practices in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zumerchik studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Zumerchik trained at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zumerchik is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

Dr. Steven M Pierpaoli, MD
Specializes in Urology
12800 South Ridgeland Avenue; Suite F
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Steven Pierpaoli works as an urologist in Evergreen Park, IL and Palos Heights, IL. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Pierpaoli performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pierpaoli include robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Pierpaoli has an open panel.

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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 practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Etchison include depression, phobias, and grief. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

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

Dr. Mehul R Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Park Place Executive Plaza; 14544 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mehul Vora is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Vora attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Vora is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vora is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

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

Susan L Digiovanni
Specializes in Social Work
16325 S. Harlem Avenue; Suite 2 Nw
Tinley Park, IL
 

Ms. Susan Johnson works as a social worker in Tinley Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

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

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

Ms. Mary Finn's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Finn include behavioral disorders, domestic abuse, and intimacy issues. Ms. Finn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, in addition to 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)

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

Ms. Carrie Carr specializes in counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Carr include phobias, intimacy issues, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Ms. Carr is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and 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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