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We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite #j
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Louis Eisenberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, General Gynecology
5086 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Eisenberg's medical specialty is obstetrics and general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisenberg include contraception (birth control) and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Eisenberg's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Eisenberg speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Contraception, Family Planning, Cervical Cancer Screening, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Obehi Alexandria Asemota, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
4920 N. Central Avenue; #2c
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Obehi Asemota's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has a special interest in female infertility, hysteroscopy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Asemota is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Asemota completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility

Dr. Micah William Garb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Garb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Urology
9669 Kenton Avenue; Suite 306
Skokie, 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. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Jain a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Rose Diakos' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos's areas of expertise include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Diakos studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Lori Grifo specializes in psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: child abuse, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Grifo accepts Blue Shield, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is psychology. She is conversant in Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Mermelstein include depression, education consultation, and phobias. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Logan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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

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Specializes in Social Work
241 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL
 

Mr. Robert Smith practices social work. Patient ratings for Mr. Smith average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Mr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Mr. Smith is professionally 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 specializes in therapy and social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and infertility. Ms. Steele takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices social work in Skokie, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and adoption issues. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golden honors. Dr. Golden's practice is open to 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 works as a social worker. Clinical interests for Dr. Craven include depression, grief, and substance abuse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craven takes. She speaks Yiddish.

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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 practices social work in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, aging, and stress management. Mr. Conaty honors Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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)

Arlyn P Stern
Specializes in Social Work
64 Old Orchard Shopping Center; Suite 435
Skokie, IL
 

Ms. Arlyn Stern specializes in social work. Ms. Stern's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavioral disorders, and phobias. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Gay and Lesbian ... (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.