Common Questions About Hepatitis C

In a previous article, we covered the Common Questions About Hepatitis B, including information on symptoms, testing, and treatment. In this article, we will be touching on those same areas as they relate to Hepatitis C (HCV). While both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to serious health issues, there are notable differences between them that are worthy of … Continued

Common Questions About Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B and C are two common forms of liver infections. Although both viruses can cause serious health problems, there are significant differences between them. In this blog post, we’ll cover some common questions about Hepatitis B, including symptoms, transmission and treatment – as well as preventive measures you can take to protect yourself. If you’re interested in learning about … Continued

Common Questions About Syphilis

What is syphilis? Syphilis is an STD that, if not treated carefully, can be dangerous and cause long-term problems. For adults, syphilis is divided into four symptom stages: primary syphilis, secondary syphilis, latent syphilis, and late-stage syphilis. In this article, we will provide information on these stages as well as answer some common questions about syphilis.   How do people … Continued

Common Questions About Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae that can infect the genital tract, rectum, and throat. It is a very serious and potentially dangerous infection if left untreated. Gonorrhea, like other STDs, often comes with questions. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most frequently asked ones.   How common … Continued

Common Questions About Chlamydia

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. According to the CDC, it is the most commonly reported STI in the United States, infecting millions of men and women each year. Chlamydia is usually spread through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, and it can also be passed from mother … Continued

What is a Fetal Ultrasound Exam?

A fetal ultrasound (sonogram) is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of a fetus in the uterus. Fetal ultrasound images can help your health care provider evaluate your baby’s growth and development and monitor your pregnancy. The first fetal ultrasound is usually done during the first trimester to confirm the viability of the pregnancy and estimate … Continued

Pap Smear Test

Why are Pap Smears important? Pap Smears or Pap Tests are important because they look for precancerous cells on the cervix that can become cervical cancer if left untreated.  This test is done in a doctor’s office and involves a plastic or metal speculum that is used to widen the vagina to allow the doctor to examine the vagina and … Continued

Medi-Cal

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics is proud to announce that it is an official Medi-Cal provider. Our medical clinics are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients. Our services include: Well Woman Care– which includes pap smears, breast exams, diabetes screening, hepatitis vaccine & cervical cancer screenings. STD Testing & Treatment Pregnancy Testing Ultrasound Imaging Prenatal Care Optimal Health Coaching … Continued

Well-Woman Care: A RealOptions Beginner’s Guide

Well-Woman Care: A RealOptions Beginner’s Guide RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics has hit an important milestone in its journey to provide holistic reproductive healthcare to women in the Bay Area: an expansion of its well-woman services. What does this change mean for you? Well, in short, it means you can now take a foundational step to protect your health by booking … Continued

COVID and Your Pregnancy

How COVID-19 Affects Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The … Continued