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We found 82 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near Westmont, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhlman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Roth, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
246 E Janata Boulevard; Suite 130
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Roth is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks French. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arif Humayun Agha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2425 West 22nd Street; Suite 201
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Arif Agha is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Agha is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agha's clinical interests include microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Pasciak, who practices in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pasciak takes. Dr. Pasciak studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pasciak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

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

Dr. John Bockrath's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Bockrath is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. Dr. Russo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Russo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Menopause, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Paolo Carlino, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlino include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. Patient ratings for Dr. Carlino average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carlino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Carlino attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Daube a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daube include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Daube is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daube trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Hay works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hay attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

All Interests: Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Menopause, NovaSure, Menstrual Disorders, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirchoff include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Radha Upputuri's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Upputuri is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Paul Lyon is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lyon include brachytherapy (seed implants), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lyon attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lyon is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. Dr. Macek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Macek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L2
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif is a family medicine physician in Downers Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharif honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Eating ... (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.