We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept HFN Workers' Compensation near Wheaton, IL.

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Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Larson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Larson speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Lynn A Fesenmyer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Fesenmyer's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fesenmyer include menopause, menstrual disorders, and minimally invasive surgery. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for her residency. Dr. Fesenmyer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

All Interests: Sterilization, High Risk Pregnancy, Menopause, Well Women Care, Menstrual Disorders, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Russo's areas of expertise include the following: essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College, Dr. Hay performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hay's practice 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. Michael G Larry, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28375 Davis Parkway; Suite 901
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Larry's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: essure, novasure, and infertility. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larry honors. Dr. Larry graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Incontinence, Essure, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Stress Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Ellen Corcoran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran is a family practice physician. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corcoran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Radha Krishna Upputuri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Radha Upputuri is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Warrenville, IL, Addison, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Upputuri's areas of expertise include the following: essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Upputuri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Kavita Shanker-Patel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Kavita Shanker sees patients in Saint Charles, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shanker's clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Shanker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Shanker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kenneth Ridge Macek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Macek's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Macek's clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Macek is accepting 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 Cyst, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Nicole Collins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michele Collins works as a family medicine practitioner in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include the following: contraception (birth control), mole removal, and newborn care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Preventive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Mole Removal, Skin Issues, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis A Manrique, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Manrique practices adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Manrique is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Manrique is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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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