We found 59 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. Andrew Roth practices obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Roth is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Roth graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Pasciak honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pasciak has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

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

Dr. Steven Daube's area of specialization is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Daube is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Daube include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Daube speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College. Dr. Hay trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Hay welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bockrath takes. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuhlman takes. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kirchoff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange 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. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
6101 S County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf is a family practitioner and geriatrician. His areas of expertise include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Yousuf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Kritsas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; #208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Kritsas is an urologist. Dr. Kritsas attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kritsas include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsas accepts. Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Akhter's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald D Higgins, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2434 S Wolf Road
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Donald Higgins' area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Higgins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
911 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joel Brown specializes in family medicine and practices in Hinsdale, IL. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle E Sweet-Albores, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5207 Main Street; Suite 6
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sweet-Albores' area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet-Albores accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sweet-Albores attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone's specialty is general gynecology. Her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Cardone speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter practices general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Carpenter is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria J Douros, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 210e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Maria Douros works as a family practitioner. Dr. Douros's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and migraine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Douros is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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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.
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