We found 65 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near Westmont, 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 is a Lombard, IL physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Roth has an open panel.

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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. Robert Marion Pasciak, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pasciak is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasciak include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Pasciak is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

Dr. Radha Krishna Upputuri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Radha Upputuri practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Upputuri is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Dr. Upputuri has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Steven Daube's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Daube's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), and menopause. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Daube is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is 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. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Wheaton, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. Dr. Hay's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College. Dr. Hay's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hay honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath works as an urologist in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bockrath is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Bockrath's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey S Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuhlman honors. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Kuhlman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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 is a family medicine physician. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirchoff honors. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center La Grange and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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). His areas of expertise include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Yousuf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousuf graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kritsas completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kritsas include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Kritsas is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsas honors. Dr. Kritsas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Russo include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Russo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Russo trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Brown is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Brown graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. She graduated from B.J. Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Akhter include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patients rated Dr. Akhter highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. These areas are among Dr. Sweet-Albores's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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

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

Dr. Joan Cardone is a general gynecology specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Cardone is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardone's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Carla Carpenter is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Carpenter speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpenter include menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She 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. Dr. Carpenter is in-network for 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)

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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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