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Family Planning Specialist

Sudhir R. Gogu, DO, PhD, MBA -  - Urgent Care and Family Practice

Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice

Sudhir R. Gogu, DO, PhD, MBA

Urgent Care and Family Practice located in Stone Oak, San Antonio, TX

Family planning includes birth control, pregnancy screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STD testing), and completely customized support at Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice in San Antonio. Highly skilled physician Sudhir Gogu, DO, PhD, MBA, and his friendly staff use an individualized approach to ensure that you can live your life in peak health. Call the office or book an appointment online now.

Family Planning

How often should I schedule a family planning appointment?

Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice generally recommends women’s wellness visits, which include family planning, at least once per year. Your appointment includes not only a chance to renew your birth control, make medication changes, and test for STDs and pregnancy, but also an opportunity to monitor your health and wellness. 

When should I take a pregnancy test after missing my period?

It’s generally ideal to wait until the week after your missed period to take a home pregnancy test. Although home pregnancy tests can be quite accurate today, they do still make mistakes. That’s why it’s so important to schedule an appointment at Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice after you get a positive test at home. Dr. Gogu can verify pregnancy with both urine and blood tests. 

When do I need to take an STD test?

If you’re sexually active, Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice typically recommends STD testing at least occasionally. The exact schedule for testing really depends on a lot of personal factors including the number of partners you have, the type of sex you engage in, and your whole-body health. 

If you suddenly develop symptoms like genital sores, unusual vaginal discharge, pain during sex, or other possible STD symptoms, you might need an STD test right away. Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice offers blood, urine, and swab tests on-site for private and fast results.

What types of contraceptives do you offer?

Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice offers all types of contraceptives so you can select one that’s perfect for your family planning needs. Some of the prescription options include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Injections
  • Vaginal ring
  • Adhesive patch

There are also nonprescription birth control options, like the birth control sponge, condoms, and spermicides, but they’re often not as effective as prescription birth control. If you use prescription birth control precisely as-recommended, it’s extremely effective. 

For example, the IUD is 99% effective, and birth control pills are equally effective with perfect use (no missed doses). Dr. Gogu can help you decide which works best for you. 

Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice covers all your women’s health needs affordably, in one convenient location in San Antonio. Call the office or book online now.