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We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In his practice, he is particularly interested in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jain accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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Specializes in Urology
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 306
Skokie, 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. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Garb's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Garb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Stuart Feldstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2501 Compass Road; #110
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Marc Feldstein practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Feldstein attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Feldstein's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Feldstein has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Osteoporosis, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diakos accepts. Dr. Diakos is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1285 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Thurer is a general OB/GYN. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Thurer's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thurer's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Perimenopause, Sexual Dysfunction, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie B Cox-Batson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1285 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Cox-Batson is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Waukegan, IL. Dr. Cox-Batson's areas of expertise include menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cox-Batson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Menopause, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Uterine Problems

Dr. Lori R Grifo, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
4633 N. Western Avenue; Suite 205
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lori Grifo's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grifo include child abuse, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Grifo takes Blue Shield, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Gay and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
6524 N Whipple Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mermelstein specializes in psychology and practices in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, education consultation, and phobias. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. Dr. Mermelstein speaks Hebrew. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
636 Church Street; Suite 409
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Nell Logan practices psychology. These areas are among Dr. Logan's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne M Ditto, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Anne Ditto is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ditto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Ditto has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ditto (or staff) speaks French and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Nasal Congestion, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
241 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL
 

Mr. Robert Smith is a social worker in Niles, IL. Mr. Smith's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (Read more)

Malinda Ann Steele, MA
Specializes in Therapy, Social Work
5100 N. Ravenswood Avenue; Suite 240
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Malinda Steele practices therapy and social work in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and infertility. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Steele's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Infertility, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary-Beth A Golden, PhD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
5301 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mary-Beth Golden is a social worker. Dr. Golden's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and adoption issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
241 Golf Mill Center; #403
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Shirley Craven practices social work. In addition to English, Dr. Craven speaks Yiddish. Her clinical interests include depression, grief, and substance abuse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
2740 W. Foster Avenue; Suite 401
Chicago, IL
 

Mr. Kevin Conaty's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Mr. Conaty include depression, aging, and stress management. Mr. Conaty takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Employment Issues, Stress Management, Anxiety, Education, ... (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.