Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a male hormone that is vital in growth and development. While reduced production is commonly associated with aging, there are many factors that affect and reduce production at any age.
Symptomatic low testosterone is characterized by reduced libido, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, and slow to no change in lean muscle mass, even with increased exercise.
At Century Health Care NP, medical professionals safely provide medical grade injections, dosed off of personal laboratory values and continuously monitored by a medical professional to ensure optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Friends at the gym discussing TRT you’re wondering if it is right for you or if it is safe? The medical professionals at Century Health Care NP have answered the most common questions below, but are more than happy to discuss anything more in depth via email or phone!
How much does the base program cost and what does it include?
The base program is $100/month and includes the consultation with the provider, weekly Testosterone injections, weekly B12 injections and a prescription estrogen blocker. The prescription estrogen blocker from the pharmacy is about $20/year. Lab work is
required to be completed prior to treatment and at intervals established by the medical provider. These can be completed through health insurance or done out of pocket for a very reasonable fee.
How often do I need to be seen?
Injections are completed weekly in relatively quick appointments. Once monthly more in-depth visits are done during the injection visit simply to ensure that progress is being made and any side effects are being managed to the patients satisfaction.
What side effects can I expect?
The most common side effect seen with a medically appropriate dosage of TRT is oily skin and/or mild acne. We understand that in this day and age, research is at your fingertips and there are many extreme side effects listed, such as prostate cancer, blood clots, and cardiac irregularities. These side effects occur mainly when therapy is not monitored and managed by a medical professional. Lab work will be completed at routine intervals which allow for medical interventions and observation to ensure safety is a priority.
Once treatment is started, is it lifelong?
TRT is initiated because Testosterone levels are low and patient are symptomatic. Testosterone levels reduce because the body isn’t producing enough, and typically once your body cannot make enough it never will be able to. Men can be titrated off using HCG to take a break if they so choose but typically they will return to TRT when they become symptomatic again.
What to Expect From Your Visit
The entire practice operates under the concierge medicine model, which means our goal is to ensure that your care is convenient and customized to you and your busy lifestyle. Consultation for TRT is more effective if it is completed after initial lab work is already preformed. Due to this it is highly suggested that prior to your appointment, new patient paperwork, located on our contact page, is completed, and emailed to the provider. The provider will then email you a lab slip and once
you have the labs completed, a full in office consultation will be scheduled, during which a plan of treatment will be developed. However patients are still welcome to complete the paperwork on site and then return for another office visit once the lab work is completed.
TRT consultations allow the medical provider to obtain information regarding your current symptoms, your goals, and any pertinent medical conditions or concerns that might affect your plan of treatment. The full lab panel is also reviewed and addressed during the consultation. Due to the in-depth nature of this consult, they typically last our patients a full hour.
Our goal is to answer any questions regarding the treatment plan and prescribed medication during the consult, however if you leave and questions arise, the medical provider is available via phone, email, or additional office visits to provide continued guidance and support.