STD Management Specialist

Farmbrook Internal Medicine

Joseph Hagen, DO

Internal Medicine located in Bingham Farms, MI

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can have dire consequences if left untreated, such as infertility while others exhibit few symptoms and can go unnoticed. Joseph Hagen, DO, is a highly qualified physician providing personalized and effective STD management at Farmbrook Internal Medicine PC in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Dr. Hagen offers advanced STD testing and treatments to help you take care of your sexual wellness and reproductive health. Take the first step and call Farmbrook Internal Medicine PC or use the online scheduling tool.

STD Management Q & A

What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are medical conditions that are usually contracted through sexual activity without sufficient protection. Some STDs like hepatitis can be transmitted through blood.

Dr. Hagen discusses the various available methods to protect you against STDs and provides STD testing. Your chances of developing complications lessen the sooner an STD is detected. It’s important you get tested regularly for STDs if you’re sexually active and have multiple partners.

Dr. Hagen creates a customized treatment plan during your personal consultation and helps you determine the best methods of testing.

What are some of the most common STDs?

There are various STDs that are surprisingly common.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects the genital tract.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is caused by a microscopic single-celled parasite that usually infects the urinary tract or vagina.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a genital tract bacterial infection that can also grow in the anus, mouth, eyes, and throat.

HIV

HIV is a viral infection that can damage the immune system over time.

Other common STDs include genital herpes, genital warts, and hepatitis — viral infections that affect the liver.

What are the different types of STD testing?

Farmbrook Internal Medicine PC provides a number of STD testing methods, including:

  • Swabs
  • Urine samples
  • Biopsies
  • Blood tests

Some STD tests can be taken at home, but professional testing is more accurate and reliable and gives you the valuable assistance and expertise of a medical specialist with specific knowledge of STDs and STD management.

How are STDs managed?

If you have an STD, Dr. Hagen might suggest a number of methods to help manage it, such as:

  • Lifestyle changes, including nutrition, exercise
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Antibiotics
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatory

Some STDs can lead to chronic illness, so it’s important to seek proper medical treatment and discuss prevention and protection with a qualified specialist like Dr. Hagen.

Your consultation is your chance to ask questions and discuss your concerns. Dr. Hagen can help you enhance your wellness, lower your risk of complications, resolve your symptoms, and protect your reproductive health.

Click or call Farmbrook Internal Medicine to book your appointment with Dr. Hagen.