How to Pick Your Hormone Replacement Provider
Five questions to help you choose a doctor you can trust to provide safe and effective hormone replacement.
Are you interested in using hormone replacement therapy to conquer your andropause symptoms? Before you settle on a doctor, ask these 5 questions. If the answer is yes to all, you’ve found the right hormone replacement provider.
Is the Provider a Specialist?
This is perhaps the single most important question to ask when looking for a hormone replacement provider. Hormone replacement is a highly specialized field. Be sure you are working with a doctor who has a high level of expertise, and who uses current research and best practice in their treatment protocols.
Does the Doctor Provide Individualized Treatment?
A one-size-fits-all approach does not work when it comes to hormone therapy. If done correctly, a unique approach will be taken with each patient, using a combination of lab results and a thorough evaluation of symptoms to inform treatment.
Are Hormones Other Than Testosterone Treated?
While low testosterone is the primary culprit behind andropause symptoms, it is not the only hormone that may become unbalanced as you age. Estrogen, DHEA, thyroid, cortisol, and growth hormone are examples of other hormones that should be evaluated.
Can You Administer Your Treatment at Home?
Self-administered testosterone injections are the most convenient and effective means of providing hormone replacement therapy. Going into a clinic for your injections is an unnecessary inconvenience.
Will There Be Regular Follow Up?
It isn’t safe to prescribe testosterone, or any other hormone, and then send the patient on his way without follow up. Routine monitoring is essential for your safety, and for the effectiveness of your treatment. Lab testing should happen at regular intervals (at least two times per year), and your doctor should require a face-to-face visit at least one time per year.
With Renew Man™, the Answer is “YES” to Every Question
When you work with Renew Man™, the answer is “YES” to every question shown above. We have been successfully and safely treating hormone imbalance in men for over 16 years—longer than just about anyone else—and we have continually been at the forefront of the field of anti-aging medicine. Treatment is individualized, comprehensive, cutting edge, and always includes routine lab testing and follow up. To learn more, please contact us.