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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept HFN Workers' Compensation near Wheaton, IL.

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

Dr. Lynn Fesenmyer practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fesenmyer takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency 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. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Russo attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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. Michael G Larry, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28375 Davis Parkway; Suite 901
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Larry is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Larry attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, Women's Health Issues, NovaSure, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Tubal Ligation

Dr. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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. Marie Ellen Corcoran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran practices family medicine. Dr. Corcoran's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Macek is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His areas of expertise include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Macek attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Macek's professional affiliations include 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. Kavita Shanker-Patel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Kavita Shanker's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shanker takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shanker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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. Dr. Manrique is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. For his professional training, Dr. Manrique completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Manrique speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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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.