What is testosterone therapy?
In simple terms, testosterone therapy is a safe and effective way to supplement low testosterone levels that occur during the aging process and is a way to “turn back the clock” and feel youthful again.
Things to know
What if my primary care physician says my testosterone levels are normal? Why do I still have symptoms?
- With our individualized treatment plans we treat symptoms not numbers.
- Hormone levels can vary and a blood test is just one indicating factor of needing therapy.
- An individual in the lower “normal range” with Low T symptoms can still benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy
How does it work?
The typical treatment for our clinic involves the patient visiting the clinic every week for an injection and to monitor their therapy. Office visits for injections are typically 10 minutes or less. Because we want to make it as convenient as possible, we have a flexible appointment schedule and even allow walk-in appointments. We will also do periodic blood tests in the clinic during your therapy to check your hormone levels. Our clinic uses the best available pharmaceutical grade injectable testosterone. Injections are a more effective way to achieve optimal levels and maximize outcomes while minimizing side effects compared to the peaks and valleys of pellets. Gels and creams are messy, have many variables that affect the absorption of the testosterone and there is a risk of transferring the medication to another person’s skin before it has absorbed.
If a patient lives outside of the Omaha area in Nebraska or Iowa, we are one of the only clinics in the area that will ship the medication discreetly and conveniently to your home with our NextGen At-Home TRT for self-administered injections. (click here for more info)
What are the next steps ?
1) Health Assessment
Provider will conduct a comprehensive health assessment that includes a blood test. This test is a full lab panel and you will know your testosterone & prostate-specific antigen levels.
2) Second visit (As soon as the next day)
Based on your lab results and symptoms our provider will create your personalized treatment plan/regimen and typically you can begin your therapy that day. *Some insurance companies require a second blood test on your follow-up visit which can delay starting therapy a few days.
3) Optimization and Prevention
Throughout your treatment, our provider will continue to monitor and optimize your hormone levels and adjust accordingly.