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Sexually Transmitted Infection & Disease Santa Monica, CA

Each year, over 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are reported. They are largely transmitted through sexual intercourse, but they can be spread in other ways as well. STDs are very common among the general population because they are some of the most highly contagious diseases known.

STDs affect people of all walks of life, socio-economic groups, races and age groups. In fact, without proper protection, anyone who is sexually active can contract a sexually transmitted disease. Among the most reported infections are syphilis, some types of hepatitis, gonorrhea, genital warts, chlamydia, HIV, genital herpes and trichomoniasis.

When the disease is diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages, most of these STDs can be cured. Unfortunately, some do not show symptoms right away, or symptoms are not associated with an STD. Consequently, the patient may not be diagnosed until in a more advanced stage of the disease. Over 65 million people have an STD that cannot be cured. Gay men are most likely to contract an STD; however, even an unborn child can be affected if an infected mother is not diagnosed and treated.

Of the millions of new cases of STDs identified each year, more than half affect teenagers beginning around age 15 and people in their early twenties. Identification and treatment of the disease are critical, particularly in the case of HIV, which is incurable. All STDs can do permanent damage if not treated. Dr. Brent J. Michael provides confidential, compassionate treatment for patients who have contracted an STD.

Diagnosis and Treatment for STDs

There are many myths surrounding sex and STDs. Learning the facts and taking precautions can help you stay safe and healthy. STDs can be transmitted through oral, vaginal or anal sex. Even though it is usually spread through sexual contact, trichomoniasis can be transmitted through damp or moist towels, clothing and toilet seats.

Dr. Michael tests for and treats these STDs:

Learn how to protect yourself and others from sexually transmitted diseases and seek help if you suspect you have contracted one. Make an appointment with Dr. Michael if you have had unprotected sex and need STD testing.

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Our Patient Reviews

Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Ashly Tucker

I've interacted with Dr. Michael and his staff on several occasions and they have all been nothing but pleasant! Keep up the good work guys! I'll be sending anyone I know who needs a Dr. in Santa Monica your way!

Dolores Niece

Dr. Michael is a brilliant, compassionate doctor who listens and cares for his patient. I have never experienced this quality of medical care anywhere. The staff was very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. He is the best family physician that we have ever had.

Greg Kove

Dr. Michael is not your average doctor. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Dr. Michael as my primary GP for over 6 years and have found him to be extremely trustworthy, personable, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, compassionate and non-judgmental. He takes the time to talk to you and to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Michael is someone you can talk with and he really cares about each one of his patients. He listens and provides suggestions. A patient couldn't ask for a more caring physician than Dr. Michael. The entire office staff is extremely friendly, personable and accommodating. Dr. Michael is a great doctor, mentor and friend. I'm glad I have him as my primary care provider! I am forever grateful to Dr. Michael and strongly recommend him to anyone who desires personalized care.

Gini Holtzman

Dr. Michael takes time to listen, diagnose, and prescribe the best treatment possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him about all of my health concerns and I left my appointment with answers to all of my questions. Dr Michael really understood what I was feeling both emotionally and physically and communicated that understanding to me.

Jose Hernandez

Dr. Michaels is easy to talk to, down-to-earth as well as smart and competent. It feels more like you’re getting good advice from a personal friend who is also a licensed physician. I have been recommending him to friends and family for years now and with absolutely no complaints. He is always able to fit me into his schedule and help me as promptly as possible. I haven’t had to wait more than twenty minutes after checking in to see him. He is very knowledgeable and polite and is willing to answer all of my questions without being rude or cold.

Alex D.

Dr. Michael is very friendly and easy to talk to. His staff is great and his nurse was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t catch her name but she was quick, very efficient and friendly! I will definitely be sticking around with this doc for as long as I can

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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404



Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM