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We found 31 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Mazda's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Engel's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Engel has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Engel's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Urology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 606, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (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, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Hanover Park, IL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Lakhani is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lakhani is a graduate of the University of Mumbai. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 works as an urologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Schaumburg, IL. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His clinical interests include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. Dr. Randazzo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to 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. Daniel H Piazza, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Piazza is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Piazza is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Bladder ... (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 is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), obstetrics, and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and breast pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Kryukov average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Kryukov attended medical school at Kyrgyz State Medical Academy. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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 is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Barrington, IL. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Nettleton's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nettleton attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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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' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Michaels honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Michaels 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. George A Schuster, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Schuster is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Schuster completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Nellessen is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Arlington Heights, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Nellessen studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nellessen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Nellessen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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 practices obstetrics and gynecology in Melrose Park, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merchant's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Merchant trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Ranae Yockey is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove Village, IL. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Yockey's training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, pelvic surgery, and incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Yockey average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Dr. Yockey 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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Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Narepalem at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally 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. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pozzi takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pozzi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Angelo Alexander is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Alexander (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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