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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Larson include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Larson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Larson attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Lucille Russo sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Russo include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hay include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hay is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: essure, novasure, and infertility. Dr. Larry is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Larry accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Marie Corcoran specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corcoran honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Corcoran graduated from 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. Dr. Upputuri's areas of expertise include the following: essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Upputuri is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Lynn Fesenmyer is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Fesenmyer's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fesenmyer accepts. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fesenmyer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Macek works as a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Macek 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 is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Macek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 Cysts, Uterine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kavita Shanker practices family medicine in Saint Charles, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In Dr. Shanker's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shanker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shanker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michele Collins sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Collins's areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), mole removal, and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Manrique honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Manrique is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Manrique speaks Spanish.

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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.