Your initial consultation with one of our physicians for Male hormone optimization therapy in Cincinnati will begin with a thorough look into your past medical and surgical history, family history, and current medications, with specific attention paid to the symptoms you are struggling with.
Next, we will obtain several blood tests to look at your free and total testosterone levels, other hormones which can contribute to endocrine disruption, and serum markers to get a better picture of your overall health (a complete blood count, complete metabolic panel, CRP-hs, lipid panel, HbA1c for blood sugar, and vitamin levels). Typically, this blood work is done in a fasting state. We encourage patients to bring in any prior blood-work from the past year to decrease costs associated with repeating the tests.
We will see you back in the office in 1 to 2 weeks, review your test results and initiate therapy if appropriate. We discuss the options of route of testosterone optimization including creams, injections and pellets and the pros and cons of each method. For those men who desire future fertility or not yet a candidate for testosterone therapy, we will discuss other means to “boost” your own production of testosterone such as HCG injections and/or Clomid. Diet, exercise, and optimal supplementation are all discussed as an important part of hormone optimization in Cincinnati.
Follow Up Appointments
We recommend checking hormone levels periodically to monitor your response. We anticipate a face-to face office visit every 4 to 6 months while on testosterone replacement/optimization. Periodic blood work is a mandatory component of testosterone optimization in our practice.