San Marcos Family Medicine -  - Family Physician

San Marcos Family Medicine

Family Physicians located in San Marcos, TX

STD Testing Specialist

For patients in Central Texas who are sexually active, STD testing is an important way to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. Knowing about whether or not a patient has an STD is critical to helping stop the spread of these diseases. The doctors at San Marcos Family Medicine offer a comprehensive list of STD testing services in San Marcos, Texas.

STD Testing Q & A

What are STDs?

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease, and this is a disease passed from one partner to the next through sexual intercourse. Some STDs can also be spread through intravenous drug use or the sharing of bodily fluids in other ways. Some common STDs include:

  • Herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea

Who needs STD testing?

Anyone who's sexually active should consider STD testing. Because so many STDs cause no symptoms, getting tested is an excellent way to protect partners from transmission of an unknown STD. This applies to all forms of sexual intercourse, including unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex.

What symptoms show someone has an STD?

Many STDs have no symptoms, but some symptoms that may be present include:

  • Sores on the genitals
  • Discharge
  • Itching
  • Burning while urinating
  • Dark or smelly urine
  • Rashes or spots on the body
  • Bumps, blisters, warts, or lesions on the genitals
  • Unusual odors
  • White spots on pubic hair

Patients who are noticing these symptoms need to call San Marcos Family Medicine today for STD testing.

How does STD testing work?

STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea is a simple urine test. The other STDs involve a simple blood sample test. San Marcos Family Medicine is equipped to perform all of this testing at their facilities, with fast results to give patients the peace of mind they need.

How many people have STDs?

The CDC estimates 19 million new infections involving STDs will be reported every year, and around half will affect people ages 15-24. Because of the lack of symptoms, many cases may exist that aren't reported. Patients who have STDs without symptoms can pass them on to their partners when they're sexually active, which is why testing is so important, even without symptoms.

How can someone avoid an STD?

Testing is the first step in preventing STDs because those who know they have an STD can take preventive measures. Other measures to take to prevent the spread or catching of STDs include:

  • Choosing less risky sexual behaviors
  • Using condoms correctly
  • Reducing the number of sexual partners an individual has
  • Communicating with sexual partners to ensure proper protections are taken

For more information about STD testing and prevention, call or schedule an appointment online with San Marcos Family Medicine.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At San Marcos Family Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Health First
Health Net
Seton Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "The staff is always friendly and nice and the doctors are knowledgeable and willing to work with you regarding prescriptions."

    Jose G.
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    "I have been really sick, called them and gotten in the same day. Wonderful people, good bedside manners. Always helpful. I highly recommend this medical group."

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    "We've been patients for about 5 years now. Absolutely love the doctors; great people who really care. Easy to get in..."

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    "Dr. Lee has been our family's doctor for about 9 years. We don't even live in San Marcos but drive there because of the wonderful care that he and his nurse provides."

    Amber V.
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    "I have been seeing Dr. Mangalick for a few years and have had many good experiences with my treatment there."

    Jose G.
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    "I have been a patient of Dr Lee's since the late 2000. I have never experienced any of the rudeness that others are reporting."

    David M.
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    "I went in to see Dr Mangalick, and he was able to address my questions extremely quickly. He was very personable, knowledgeable and direct to the point."

    Mary B.
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    "Saw Dr. Mangalick for an issue with my prosthetics. He was super helpful and solved my issue really quickly."

    Alex S.
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    "The nurse practitioners and doctors REALLY listen, aren't afraid to admit when they don't know something and then go look it up so they are informed."

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    "Dr. Lee and his staff are awesome! They are very compassionate and are willing to go out of their way to take care of people. I highly recommend seeing him..."

    Eric B.
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    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
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    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Lee is the best primary care physician I've ever had. He's very nice, and takes plenty of time to answer all of my questions."

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  • Google+

    "I appreciate how well he communicates, and, the care with which he communicates. I recommend Dr. Laue and his staff."

    Brian P.
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    "Dr. Luae has been treating my family for years. He is an excellent physician. He is a great listener, and he takes the time to explain what is going on."

    Wayne K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Laue is wonderful. I appreciate how observant he is as my pediatrician was much the same and I find it rare."

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    "Dr. Laue and his colleagues put the focus where it belongs: on listening to the patient and prescribing the treatment that's really needed."

    Carl F.
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    "I really like his approach to helping you get the answers you need to be in better health. He's to the point with great bedside manner."

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San Marcos Family Medicine
2406 Hunter Road, Suite #106
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-504-7640
Fax: 512-396-8006
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