Physicians Who Treat Hypogonadism
Most primary care doctors in the United States feel comfortable prescribing testosterone in 2010. After you find a potential doctor, ask some basic questions to determine their level of knowledge about testosterone. Some may feel insulted to be asked questions like these, but if they are it’s probably not going to be a good match for you (of course, be nice and diplomatic when asking questions!) -
1. How many men does he/she treat for hypogonadism?
2. Does he/she offer HCG therapy, in addition to testosterone for testicular atrophy? (Many doctors do not know how to use HCG.)
3. Does he/she use Arimidex or tamoxifen to keep estrogen down in case of gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)?
4. Does he/she check for primary or secondary hypogonadism?
5. Does he/she allow patients to self-inject at home?
6. Does he/she work with any compounding pharmacies to access cheaper and customized hormonal products? (As mentioned previously, some doctors worry compounding pharmacies have poor quality control)
Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
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