We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Evanston, IL.

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Specializes in Urology
1000 Central Street; Suite 720
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Peter Colegrove works as an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Colegrove is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in erectile dysfunction (impotence) and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colegrove obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Peter Thomas Vaselopulos, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Austin Street; Suite 569
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Peter Vaselopulos practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Chicago, IL and Evanston, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Vaselopulos honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Vaselopulos's professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in General Gynecology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Suite 1507
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Sangeeta Senapati is a general gynecologist. Her clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Dr. Senapati is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Senapati takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark D Parisi Psy.D. And Associates, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, General Psychiatry
4001 W. Devon Avenue; Suite 506, Office 1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Parisi's areas of specialization are family therapy, pediatric psychiatry, and social work; he sees patients in Mount Prospect, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Parisi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parisi honors. Dr. Parisi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain is especially interested in menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jain attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Jain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

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

Dr. Ghanshyam S Thakkar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 203
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Thakkar is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Thakkar's education and training includes medical school at Gujarat University and residency at Boston Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Thakkar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Thakkar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Psychology
636 Church Street; Suite 409
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Nell Logan works as a psychologist in Evanston, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Logan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2530 Crawford Avenue; Suite 206
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Norwil Frial's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling. Dr. Frial's areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Codependency, HIV/AIDS, Hypnosis, Life ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 200
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Oak Brook, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Evanston, IL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rinehart's clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Rinehart is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rinehart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rinehart is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aleksandar Ljubisav Krunic, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5140 N California Avenue, Swedish Covenant Hospital; Suite 660
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Aleksandar Krunic is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krunic include rosacea, acne, and spider veins. Patients gave Dr. Krunic an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Krunic has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Krunic (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Serbian, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), hirsutism (excessive hair growth), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Chemical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Frank Tu's specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Tu a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tu is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Cynthia Jane Bacalao, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
900 W. Wilson Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Mears is an adolescent medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Mears obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Her areas of expertise include menstrual disorders, adolescent gynecology, and sports health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerta S Janss, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
711 11th Street
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Gerta Janss is a dermatologist in Wilmette, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Janss include alopecia areata, acne, and tattoo removal. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janss is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hirsutism (excessive hair growth)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Grohmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 214
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Grohmann is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Grohmann is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal infection, travel medicine, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grohmann welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Infection, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Arlyn P Stern
Specializes in Social Work
64 Old Orchard Shopping Center; Suite 435
Skokie, IL
 

Ms. Arlyn Stern's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavioral disorders, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Gay and Lesbian ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
811 Chicago Avenue; Suite 709
Evanston, IL
 

Ms. Relly Klarman's specialty is social work. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Intimacy Issues, Sexual Dysfunction

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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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