We found 30 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept HealthSmart near Schaumburg, IL.

Dr. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, Dr. Mazda completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Mazda has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel works as an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engel include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Engel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Engel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Kishore Kumar Lakhani, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 W. Higgins Road; Suite 330
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kishore Lakhani is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lakhani's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai. Dr. Lakhani's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cancer Screening, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
806 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Randall Randazzo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Randazzo's clinical interests include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Infertility, Microsurgery, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Djamilia Emilberovna Kryukov, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 425, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Djamilia Kryukov works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Dr. Kryukov is conversant in Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and breast pain. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Kyrgyz State Medical Academy for medical school, Dr. Kryukov completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Breast Pain, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal Discharge, Vaginitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Rose Nettleton, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 West Higgins Road; Suite 1150
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Nettleton specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nettleton's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nettleton accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Immunization, Ultrasound, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli Kasimir Michaels, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Eli Michaels, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Michaels include genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Michaels graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michaels completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Genital Warts, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Nellessen, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Nellessen's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Nellessen's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nellessen takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheri B Merchant, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
455 S. Roselle Road; Suite 120
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Merchant is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Merchant at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pozzi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pozzi accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Schuster, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Schuster's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schuster is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Schuster trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Infertility, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite #106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Winkelman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Narepalem's clinical interests include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Narepalem is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Narepalem is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Zofia Szymanska, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; #4006 Brock Medical Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Zofia Szymanska is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Elk Grove Village, IL. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Szymanska's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and infertility. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Queensland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Szymanska honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Ovarian Cyst Removal, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelos Alexander, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 335, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Angelo Alexander practices obstetrics and gynecology in Hoffman Estates, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. Dr. Alexander honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alexander trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranae L Yockey, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; #750 Eberle Medical Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ranae Yockey's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, pelvic surgery, and incontinence. Patients gave Dr. Yockey an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Before performing her residency at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Yockey attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Incontinence, Urodynamics, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (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.