Many primary care doctors in the United States feel comfortable prescribing testosterone in the present. Unfortunately, many doctors still do not know much about the proper management of testosterone replacement or are afraid to prescribe it.
Here are several resources that can help you if you need to search for one:
For reviews of clinics by members of ExcelMale.com and a table comparing testosterone clinics in the US:
Doctors recommended by ExcelMale’s members:
Life Extension Foundation, List of Innovative Doctors:
Directory of “anti-aging” worldwide doctors:
Another option could be getting services from a clinic with national reach.
After my frustration to find physicians around the country that not only prescribe testosterone but also know how to prevent and manage potential side effects, I searched for a way to help people who read my book no matter where they live. I finally was able to find excellent and reasonably priced clinics that can do so.
I consult with a clinic with national reach ( www.defymedical.com ) which uses the principles described in my book (Their doctors are Dr. Justin Saya and Dr. John Crisler). They can treat you in your city with a local lab, and a phone/Skype consult. They are very reasonably priced compared to all men’s health clinics out there. They not only diagnose hypogonadism and prescribe several testosterone products but also believe in the principles outlined in my book that detail side effect prevention and management. For this reason, they provide other adjunctive therapies like HCG, anastrozole, sublingual ED drugs, injectable and oral amino acids/vitamins, Sermorelin, etc. They can also help people who want to lose weight with a comprehensive program.
Defy Medical contact: please fill out this form: http://www.defylowt.com/contact-us
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 kind and diplomatic when asking questions!)
Questions to ask a doctor/clinic administrator about testosterone treatment:
How many men does he/she treat for hypogonadism?
Does he/she offer HCG therapy, in addition to testosterone for testicular atrophy? (Many doctors do not know how to use HCG.)
Does he/she use Arimidex (generic: anastrozole) to keep estrogen down in case of gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) or other high estradiol related issues?
Do they provide other therapies that can complement testosterone replacement?
Does he/she allow patients to self-inject at home?
Does he/she work with any compounding pharmacies to access cheaper and customized hormonal products? (Some doctors worry compounding pharmacies have poor quality control)
How many times do you have to see him or her?
Do they share blood work results with you?
What are the set-up lab/doctor fee and approximate drug costs per month?
Prepare yourself for the first visit. It will set the tone of your patient-doctor relationship.
I invite anyone who hates to read but wants to watch a video before they call a potential doctor so that they know what to ask to take some minutes to watch this:
Before your first visit, do your homework so that your doctor will know you are educated. Educated patients get better care. Read these posts:
I hope this helps you empower yourself to find the right doctor!