Saint Ana Women's Medical Clinic
Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
OB-GYN located in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, CA & Pacoima, CA
Dr. Norma Salceda is specialist able to deal with conditions related to women’s health such as STD screening. Dr. Salceda is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA in OB/GYN and an associate clinical professor of Family Medicine at USC. She offers comprehensive pregnant and non pregnant treatment services to California residents.
STD Screening & Treatment Q & A
How common are STDs?
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported almost 1.5 million diagnosed cases of sexually transmitted diseases. This included over 300,000 cases of gonorrhea and over 17,000 of syphilis. Other concerns include:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Viral hepatitis
- Human Papillomavirus
How can you tell if you have an STD?
STD screening is the only way to know if you have an infection or not. Some STDs do not present symptoms, so you might be a carrier without even knowing IT. Some symptoms to be aware of include:
- Painful urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Pain during sex
- Abnormal bleeding
- Anal itching
- Strong odor
- Rash or genital sores
Without proper screening, there is no way to be sure that you are clear of an STD infection, however. You should not wait to become symptomatic to get tested.
How often should you get tested?
Some STD screening is done yearly such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea. The CDC recommends screening for these infections be done on all women under the age of 25 who are sexually active.
The doctor will do a Pap smear checking for HPV and cervical cancer regularly. You should always get screened if you suspect exposure or when starting a new relationship. Insist any potential partner go through STD screening, as well, to avoid tramission of the disease.
The doctor will want to do screening should get pregnant or decide to try have a baby, as well. If you test positive, there are proactive treatments available to safeguard both you and your baby.
Woman having problems getting pregnant will go through screening to ensure that an STD is not the cause of the infertility.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
Dr. Salceda accepts medical, family pact, contracted with a lot of PPO and HMO. The office will be happy to bill your insurance company directly to maximize your benefits and minimize out of pocket expense. Please feel free to contact any of the 3 locations if you have any questions regarding insurance.
List of contracted PPO
United Heath Care
List of contracted HMO (requires authorization)
Community Family Care IPA
Premier Physician Network
Health Care LA
Employee Health Systems
Prudent Medical Group
Mission Community IPA
Prospect Medical Group
Regal Medical Group
Words from our patients
"Dr. Salceda is a wonderful physician. She helped me a lot before and after surgery. I would like to thank her sincerely for all her help and professional procedure."
Most patient and understanding doctor I've ever had! She did an excellent job on me! I haven't felt this good in years!
I love how the staff members are very patients and helpful specially Adela is the best!! love her.The nurse practitioner is so sweet.
Dr. Salceda has been my OB/GYN for years. She delivered both my kids. She is the most caring and kind person I've ever met! She's just great!