We found 28 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana POS near Wheaton, 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's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Roth's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to 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. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Rashid has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (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 is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She 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. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Larry include essure, novasure, and infertility. Dr. Larry is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Larry attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Larry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ung include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ung obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
28375 Davis Parkway; Suite 903
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These areas are among his clinical interests: menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jain accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. Bernadette Dagdag Bernardo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bernadette Bernardo's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menstrual disorders, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Bernardo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernardo is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Vernon Terence Cannon, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Vernon Cannon works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Cannon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), robotic surgery, and tubal ligation. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cannon has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Robotic Surgery, Tubal Ligation

Dr. Mark Anthony Gapinski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 511
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Gapinski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gapinski include essure, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gapinski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gapinski is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, NovaSure, Infertility, Essure, Yeast Infection, Menstrual Disorders, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Plante specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Plante's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Plante is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Plante is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul F Merrick, MD
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Paul Merrick's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Merrick's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Merrick is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Merrick completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart C Heimburger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stuart Heimburger works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heimburger include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Heimburger at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Heimburger is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hormone ... (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. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). The average patient rating for Dr. Sweet-Albores is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweet-Albores accepts. Dr. Sweet-Albores is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Wheaton, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lenting honors. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lenting is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3080 W. Ogden; Suite #204
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Thevatheril is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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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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