We found 28 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Oak Park, IL.

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Dr. John S Wheeler Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Wheeler's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wheeler include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urinary incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wheeler obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Jeffrey D Branch, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Branch is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Branch's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Rostafinski, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1140 Lake Street; Suite 508
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Rostafinski's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rostafinski include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Rostafinski is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rostafinski (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Polish. Dr. Rostafinski's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larissa Bresler, MD
Specializes in Urology
5000 S 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Larissa Bresler is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Hines, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North. Dr. Bresler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dr. Bresler performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. William Hans Gros, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
512 Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Gros sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Gros is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Gros accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guy Joseph Agostino, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
512 Burlington Avenue
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Guy Agostino works as a family practice physician in La Grange, IL. Dr. Agostino's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Preventive Medicine
4747-51 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Adawy's areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and preventive medicine. Dr. Adawy is especially interested in reproductive health. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Adawy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Reproductive Health

Dr. Matthew Chuckson Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Hsieh's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsieh include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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

Specializes in Psychology
1011 Lake Street; Suite 200
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Meyer's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vicky Singh, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
744 S Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Vicky Singh practices psychology in Oak Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include depression, stress management, and adjustment disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Wainer is a family medicine practitioner. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Wainer studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wainer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kori Feldman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3200 Harlem Avenue
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Kori Feldman works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include well woman gynecology, homeopathic treatment, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feldman accepts. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Holistic Approaches, Eating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
6551 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Steve Spaccarelli's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and behavioral disorders. He accepts Humana HMO, Magellan Health Services, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Family Therapy Services, Relationship ... (Read more)

Dr. Gail Elizabeth Reid, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gail Reid's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Reid graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Lori J Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lori Weiss' specialty is adolescent medicine. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is especially interested in contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss honors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Allergies, Contraception, Weight Management, Sexuality, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina M Clark, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2160 S 1st Avenue; Loyola University Health System Fahey Center Room 112
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nina Clark's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Clark trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In her practice, she is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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.
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