You wouldn’t take your car to someone who wasn’t a a qualified mechanic, why would you trust your healthcare with someone who isn’t a doctor?
The most obvious reason to choose a qualified physician to monitor your testosterone therapy. If you are taking testosterone that you get from a non-physician source, you are breaking the law and could face criminal charges for possessing a controlled substance.
If not monitored by a qualified physician, testosterone therapy can produce unwanted side effects and pose serious health risks. When a qualified physician monitors your treatment, these side effects can be avoided with simple routine blood work. Unmonitored side effects can include but are not limited to acne, irritability/aggression, mood swings, hair loss, nipple tenderness, testicle shrinkage, and even stroke.
ROUTINE LEVEL CHECKS AND DOSING ADJUSTMENTS
When a qualified testosterone specialist physician monitors your treatment, you will have routine blood work done to assure that, along with keeping track of your symptoms, your testosterone level is increasing, and your other hormones are being properly balanced to avoid side effects. Dosing may need to be increased or decreased depending on your symptoms and levels.
COSTS TO BENEFITS
Your primary care can only do so much within the guidelines of insurance, because we dont work through insurance, we can create the most affordable way for you to notice and maintain results.
We can recommend other treatments that can work with testosterone optimization therapy depending on what your goals are that can help you reach your health and fitness goals faster and more effectively. To Everything
We require blood work every 8 weeks. The 8-week labs are very important to determine how the patient is responding to the medication and to assess if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.
If you provide your own labs, they can be no older than 90 days. Patients transferring from another TRT clinic can provide us with labs up to 5 months old since they have already established therapy with a prior physician.
This depends on where your levels are at that time. If you are transferring from another TRT clinic we would expect your levels to be elevated. Unless your testosterone levels are above 1250, it should never be requested of a patient already on TRT to plummet their levels just to transfer to another clinic.