Dr. Bardowell has extensive experience helping women at his Burbank, CA practice prevent and manage an array of STDs (sexually-transmitted diseases), from providing options for reducing risks to identifying and treating existing diseases, so every woman can stay as healthy and symptom-free as possible.
The best way to determine if you have an STD is to be screened by your doctor. Screening is especially important because many STDs don't cause symptoms until more advanced stages when they can be more difficult to treat or manage. Having an undiagnosed STD also means you're much more likely to spread the infection to someone else without even knowing it.
Today, many STDs can be treated with antibiotics or other medications or approaches, but there are some that cannot be cured. Those diseases, like herpes, HIV and some types of HPV, must be managed instead. Being tested as early as possible is critical to ensuring your symptoms can be managed effectively and to prevent transmission to others. Once your STD has been diagnosed, Dr. Bardowell will work with you to understand all of your treatment options, including the use of in-office procedures to remove warts and medications to help keep other symptoms and side effects under control.
Most diseases take several weeks to develop to the point where they can be measured by blood tests or other testing methods. If you've had risky sex, talk to Dr. Bardowell about how soon you can be tested as well as any symptoms you should be watching out for and what you should do to prevent passing a possible infection to someone else.
Annual screenings are recommended for people who are sexually active. Those who engage in risky sexual behavior, such as having multiple partners or unprotected sex should be tested as often as every three to six months.
We accept most PPO plans, including the following insurance for both current and new patients. Please contact your insurance plan for specific coverage information by calling the telephone number listed on your insurance identification card.
"Dr. Bardowell and his staff have been an amazing choice for me, I'm now 30 weeks pregnant and I would highly recommend Dr. Bardowell to anyone who's expecting."
"Dr. Bardowell is an amazing OB! He has been my doctor with both of my pregnancies and has just been the best!"
"Dr. Bardowell is kind, makes you feel comfortable and is great at answering any and all questions you may have."
"I am so grateful to Dr. Bardowell for giving me such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning to him for future pregnancies."
"Dr. Bardowell is absolutely amazing. I have been seeing him since my first child in 2008 and am now on my third child and going to deliver in 5 days."
"Best doctor! I just delivered on 1/13/2015 and couldn't ask for anyone else to deliver my precious baby! He is very patient, caring and understanding."
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful this Doctor is and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an OB/GYN."
His visitations are extremely reasonable, he has a big heart , he's there to help you but not to get your money, in my opinion he is a SUPER DOCTOR."
"His bedside manner illustrates a love for his practice, and a deep understanding of the complex human emotions that come hand-in-hand with carrying a pregnancy."