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jman

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How to find a doctor
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:40:45 pm »
Anybody got some good tips on how to find a doctor who is open minded to everything discussed on this board? I've not had any luck, about to see my 5th doctor (not counting primary) in hopes they are open minded.

Basically I looked at his website and it says he treats:

Reproductive / Hypogonadism
  • Low testosterone (testosterone deficiency), Erectile dysfunction
    Gynecomastia

So hoping that means he is open to various products...but who knows...
September 2012 - Total T - 302

25 mg Clomid per day monotherapy
Feb 2015 - Total T - 723
                   Estradiol - 40

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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 11:41:21 pm »
Also, how many of you have experience with telemedicine doctors? Good luck? Defy website is very intriguing
September 2012 - Total T - 302

25 mg Clomid per day monotherapy
Feb 2015 - Total T - 723
                   Estradiol - 40

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Re: How to find a doctor
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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 12:13:51 am »
It may be a good idea to look at the A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) website.  They have a search option to help locate a doctor that's reasonably close to you.

Or you could always go the anti-aging clinic route.  Many of them don't participate with insurance so the cost can be higher than what many guys would want to pay, but if you go with a reputable clinic at least you'll be receiving quality medical care.  It's a trade off that not everybody can afford, but it's helped many guys get treated who would have otherwise suffered for much longer.

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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 01:52:01 am »
Anybody got some good tips on how to find a doctor who is open minded to everything discussed on this board? I've not had any luck, about to see my 5th doctor (not counting primary) in hopes they are open minded.

Basically I looked at his website and it says he treats:

Reproductive / Hypogonadism
  • Low testosterone (testosterone deficiency), Erectile dysfunction
    Gynecomastia

So hoping that means he is open to various products...but who knows...

Check out this page.  You'll see some links on how to try to find a doc going through the more traditional insurance-based methods:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Hormone_Replacement_Therapy_Doctors
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 03:56:58 pm »
One thing to remember in this scheme of clinics that don't take insurance is that (assuming you have private insurance) there is nothing stopping you from filing claims on your ownm for reimbursement. Of course depends on your coverage(s) but I typically can expect >75% of the drug costs reimbursed, and I get 65% of my blood tests covered.

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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 09:08:35 pm »
G'Day, Jman,

Depending on which TRT or HRT method you choose, will dictate how difficult it is to find a Dr. to do the procedure and
ongoing maintenance work on you.....

I chose Sottopelle implanted T pellets, and you can find a physician on their website, hopefully close to you. I have two
doctors within an hour drive for me, so, yes I am very lucky.

From the many reports from our members, it is very difficult to find a single specialist who will believe you and the agony
you suffer, knows the validity of the blood labwork, agrees to prescribe it, can understand and use the serum values to
treat you, and prescribe the the follow-on medications you must take.

A warning I have to give you, be prepared to pay a lot (if not all of the costs) out of your own pocket. My medical insurance
only covers the LabCorp blood work. Everything else costs me about $3,000 a year.

I have reported this in previous posts, the American medical insurance companies will not pay a cent, because they follow
the AMA BS decree that HRT/TRT and support meds are ineffective and unproven, and potentially health threatening.

And, if you could fill-in your Forum Profile and any medical/personal information with which you are comfortable, it would help
us in our discussions with you. Geographical location is a big plus. You might get a response from someone who is close by you.

Cheers! And have an enjoyable weekend !! Go do something FUN !!

Luvin' it down hee-ahh in Flah-ridder !! Sam D.
Age: 65 Weight: 153 pounds Height: 5ft 10 inch
Total HRT program: SottoPelle Testosterone Pellets every 6 months, 300 IU hCG sub-q M-F, .05 mg letrozole once weekly.

14 May 2015 blood work: Serum T: 1,264 ng/dL (one month since LAST pellet insert procedure);
                            Free Testosterone: 21.7 pg/mL
                            Estradiol (ultrasensitive): 17.4 pg/mL
                            PSA (Roche ECLIA): 3.1 ng/mL  (March 2014 = 2.6 ng/mL)
                            D3: 77 ng/dL
                            Prolactin: 7.0 ng/mL
                            Cortisol: 6.9 mcg/mL (down from 12.8 one year ago)

I am responsible for my enjoyment of my maleness. My success depends on my best efforts to stay healthy and live a positive lifestyle.

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Re: How to find a doctor
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 09:08:35 pm »