We found 66 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Burr Ridge, IL.

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Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Robert Marion Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150 (primary Office)
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak works as an urologist. Dr. Pasciak's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pasciak is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Daube attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Daube is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daube takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. James A Kashanian, MD
Specializes in Urology
950 N. York Road
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Kashanian practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kashanian include varicocele, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kashanian is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirchoff include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kirchoff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirchoff studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ung's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Ung honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ung attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
6101 S County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yousuf include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Kritsas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
950 N York Road; #208
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Kritsas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Kritsas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kritsas's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone works as a general gynecologist in Willowbrook, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardone include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Cardone is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cardone is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
911 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joel Brown's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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

Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter's specialty is general gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Akhter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle E Sweet-Albores, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5207 Main Street; Suite 6
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sweet-Albores specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sweet-Albores is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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

Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer practices general gynecology. Dr. Spencer's clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Spencer's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter specializes in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Carpenter is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda A Lis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 125
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lis specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Lis's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Lis an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria J Douros, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 210e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Maria Douros' specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Douros include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and migraine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Douros honors. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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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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