Like many others I was frustrated with my physicians knowledge and desire to help me with my T levels. I decided that I needed to find someone else to help me.
In the process of sharing on the forum here, Doc Teeple out of Texas mentioned that he would be glad to help if I wanted to head down his way and see him. I was very interested but it would've added significant costs because of time and travel. While chatting with him and looking at his website I noticed that he is a urologist and that he has info on his website about conditions and treatment options. That spawned the idea to look for urology related groups in my area. Upon doing that I immediately found a large group of physicians that specialize in Low T and treat it with every option available. There are 25 docs in this group so the next challenge was to select a doc that I thought might do the trick for me. I read all of their profiles. Three of them specifically mentioned this condition in the bio. I called their nurses and spoke with them briefly. From there I picked the youngest one, believing that the science of Low T and it's treatment options might be more fresh for him than the others. The rest is history.
In a step by step format:
1) Search for "Your City Urology"
2) Go through each website on the first two pages
3) On each website look for information about Hypogonadism, Low T, Erectyle Disfunction, etc.
4) If they have info about treatment options, that's a plus
5) Pick one you like, call and ask to speak with the doctor's nurse
6) Tell the nurse that you're interested in seeing the doctor for the first time and you're wanting to get an idea how many patients per week the doctor sees for this condition (in my case it was about 10 per week). The nurses were all friendly to me. No one denied me an answer to that question.
7) Make an appointment, see the doctor, and tell him your story. You're likely to be knowledgeable enough yourself to know right away if he's the guy you want to work with. If so, great. If not, repeat steps 1 - 7.
As to the compounding cream solution, it's a high enough dose at this point that it is over $100 per month. The Axiron will come in at $25 per month. I'm not sure how effective the cream has been for me, to be honest. It may be that I didn't give it enough time. Even at that, a cheaper alternative is welcomed right now.