Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing

At her practice, Dr. Saltzman offers New York City and Midtown Manhattan area patients access to testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases or STDs. Patients can receive the care they require to stop the spread of STDs as well as education regarding safe sex practices. Do you know what a positive herpes tests means regarding your health, having an outbreak, preventing transmission to your partner, risks in pregnancy?

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing Q & A

by Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

What is a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are diseases initiated by infections which are transmitted from one person to another during sexual intercourse or contact. These infections can regularly occur with no symptoms or can exhibit symptoms months or even years after contracting the disease. Medically, infections are solely known as diseases when they create symptoms. This is why STDs are also known as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Many forms of STDs can be successfully addressed however certain cases can cause very severe complications or even be fatal if left alone.

What Forms of STDs are there? 

There are numerous types of sexually transmitted infections and diseases. Sadly, they are very common. More than 50% of all people in the U.S. will contract a sexually transmitted infection or disease at least once in their lives. Types of STDs include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Scabies
  • Syphilis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Trichomoniasis
  • HIV & AIDS

Can These Be Prevented? What Type of Treatments Are There?

The good news is that individuals can protect themselves and each other from becoming infected with an STD. Employing safe sex practices allows an individual to considerably reduce the likelihood of obtaining a sexually transmitted infection or disease. If you have done anything which might put you at risk of an infection, come in to be tested. This will assist you to get any treatments you may need and possibly prevent the spread of the infection.  Normally, treatments will entail a type of medicine, usually an antibiotic and will have to be prescribed by the doctor. However, some of these infections do not have a cure and they only way to prevent symptoms is to avoid contracting the illness.

Important questions for you:

  • Have you recieved a positive STD test?
  • Do you know what to do next?
  • Do you understand the importance of getting tested?
  • Do you understand how important it is to get your partner tested?


We care about our patients. Our goal is to to be  partners in your healthcare for the long term.

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Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareConnect
Cigna
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Meridian Health Plan
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UMR
United Healthcare PPO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

    Ana
  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc
33 West 46th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10036