Hormone Replacement

Replacing hormones for men is safe. We use bio-identical natural hormones -- hormones identical to the hormones produced by the body. These are not the Anabolic Steroids illegally used by some athletes in the news. Our patients are evaluated extensively with lab work, a medication review, and medical history. From this information specific regimens are developed by our physicians and staff to fit each patients needs. Currently there are 3 main routes to replace Testosterone. Each has its pros and cons. Listed below are the 3 ways and the differences between the 3:

Topical Liquid - This is a colorless, odorless and non-greasy liquid that is applied twice daily and rotated to various site on the body.

PRO'S
Easy to adjust dosing
More frequent application
CON'S
Absorption varies
Not covered by insurance

Injectable Testosterone - This is a once or twice a week, intramuscular injection administered by the patient, or our staff. Patients are taught proper technique prior to beginning this process. Note: Most patients on injectable testosterone will need an estrogen blocker which is may not be required with the bio-identical pellets or topical liquid.

PRO'S
Levels rise quickly
CON'S
Inter Muscular Injection
Need estrogen blocker
Can change dosage weekly
Most insurance covers cost

Bio-Identical Pellets - These are fused testosterone pellets which are placed under the skin in the sub-cutaneous fatty tissue. This is done in the office and takes about ten minutes. The pellets last for a 5-6 month period depending on the metabolism of the patient.

PRO'S
Most physiologic way to supplement
with constant presence in the body.
Most convenient (every 6 months )
CON'S
Most expensive
Not covered by insurance