When I got an STD, my health care provider acted shocked. Now I feel uncomfortable during appointments and either need to talk about it or switch providers.

Ease Me In (The more guarded approach)

This whole STD thing is really new to me and just to cover my bases, I want to get a second opinion from someone you trust. I got a recommendation from a friend to go see [Provider’s Name] and I was wondering what you thought of [him/her]? I respect your opinion completely. This is just something I have to do.

Just Give It to Me (The no-nonsense tactic)

I have been feeling strange during my appointments since I told you about my STD. I’m not sure if it’s because you seemed so surprised or that maybe I have been reading into things, but I just wanted to clear the air so I don’t have to get so nervous before I come here.