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

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

Dr. Beth Larson is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Larson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Larson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and minimally invasive surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fesenmyer takes. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Fesenmyer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Russo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Russo's areas of expertise include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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: , 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hay attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hay is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes 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. Dr. Larry's areas of expertise include the following: essure, novasure, and infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Larry attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Larry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He 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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corcoran include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. Dr. Corcoran is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Corcoran is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Upputuri attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Upputuri is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Dr. Upputuri's practice is open to 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. Kenneth Ridge Macek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Macek practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Glen Ellyn, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Macek's clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macek honors. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Macek's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kavita Shanker's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Shanker attended Rush Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Shanker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shanker is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Michele Collins works as a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), mole removal, and newborn care. Dr. Collins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Collins takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Manrique trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manrique takes. Dr. Manrique is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.