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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Robin Alane Whatley, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
15724 S. Rte. 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Robin Whatley is a general gynecology specialist. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Whatley include contraception (birth control) and fibroids. Dr. Whatley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids

Dr. Himadri Mahesh Patel, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Himadri Patel is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul graduated from Grant Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Wilk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk's area of specialization is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Wilk's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk studied medicine at Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Corwin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Corwin is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver Disease, Gout, Diabetes, Stroke, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Varsha Datta Sambare, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
730 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Varsha Sambare's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sambare honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Sambare's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Contraception, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi is a family practice physician in Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Giacomi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Sambare is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sambare accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
24123 W Lockport Street; Unit 1
Plainfield, IL
 

Ms. Rebecca Ehler's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include abuse, depression, and gender identity. Ms. Ehler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Management, Abuse, Life ... (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.