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We found 16 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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a special interest in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Jain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Micah Garb is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Garb has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Garb include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garb has an open panel. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garb completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Rose Diakos is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Greek. Dr. Diakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Katherine A Thurer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1285 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Thurer's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thurer include menopause, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Thurer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Marc Feldstein is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Feldstein's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Feldstein attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. 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. Dr. Cox-Batson's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cox-Batson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

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Specializes in Psychology
6524 N Whipple Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mermelstein's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, education consultation, and phobias. Dr. Mermelstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew.

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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 is a psychologist in Evanston, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logan include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Logan 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)

Dr. Najah Senno Musacchio, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4867 North Broadway
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Najah Musacchio sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Musacchio include contraception (birth control), general care, and mental health issues. Dr. Musacchio takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, General Care, Mental Health Issues

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

Dr. Anne Ditto practices adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ditto include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Ditto has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ditto (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ditto has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is social work. Mr. Smith has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Mr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Clinical interests for Ms. Steele include depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Steele accepts. She 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 specializes in social work. Clinical interests for Dr. Golden include alcohol abuse, depression, and adoption issues. She takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden 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's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise 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 is a social worker. Clinical interests for Mr. Conaty include depression, aging, and stress management. Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Conaty takes.

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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's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavioral disorders, and phobias. Ms. Stern takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.