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We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept CIGNA Open Access HMO near Westmont, IL.

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Dr. Pasciak attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pasciak's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Jirschele's clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jirschele honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urinary Stones, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Dr. Bockrath's areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bockrath attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Russo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Russo's office for an appointment. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Hay completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hay include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Menopause, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radha Krishna Upputuri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Radha Upputuri is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Upputuri's clinical interests include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Upputuri welcomes new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Incontinence, Essure, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Premenstrual ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung sees patients in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Ung's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Ung is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ung honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Vasectomy, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul B Lyon, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Lyon is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Lyon's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Ridge Macek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Macek is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macek include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Macek attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, contraception (birth control), tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Ovarian Cysts, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul F Merrick, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S. Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Paul Merrick specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Merrick's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Merrick is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernst W Lisek IV, MD
Specializes in Urology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ernst Lisek is an urologist. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Lisek's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lisek's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith H Bressler, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Judith Bressler's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Bressler's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy

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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.