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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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazda takes. Dr. Mazda is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Israel Berger, who practices in Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Geoffery Engel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Engel obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Engel has received professional recognition including the following: 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 an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. For his professional training, Dr. Lakhani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lakhani include colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lakhani has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lakhani is professionally 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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Randazzo's clinical interests include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare PPO, and more. 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. Dr. Randazzo is professionally 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piazza honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Piazza is 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 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 hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), obstetrics, and gynecology specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and breast pain. On average, patients gave Dr. Kryukov a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Kyrgyz State Medical Academy and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Kryukov is conversant in 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. 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 genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Michaels is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is 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. Margaret Rose Nettleton, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 West Higgins Road; Suite 1150
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Nettleton is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nettleton include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Nettleton has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nettleton attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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. George A Schuster, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Schuster is an urologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schuster is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nellessen's clinical interests include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Melrose Park, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merchant include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merchant honors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Narepalem has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Narepalem trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He is conversant in German. Dr. Pozzi's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Pozzi 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Alexander completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is 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. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite #106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Winkelman attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Winkelman is 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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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.