TRT and your Primary Care Dr.
- 09-05-2008, 11:29 PM
TRT and your Primary Care Dr.
Those of you seeking outside help for TRT, what do you tell your PCP? Do they know the situation?
Does this effect anything related to future INS claims?
If your TRT Dr. orders lab work, is that usually covered by INS, or do you have to get the order from your own PCP?
- 09-06-2008, 07:55 AM
I told my PCP that I was going to go and see a specialist. She thought it was a good idea because she didn't know alot about it. My insurance has covered all of my blood work and my prescriptions (except the HCG).
After I received my prescriptions through Dr. Crisler I took them into her and she wrote them down and had no problem refilling them when needed.
She also agreed that if the insurance gave any problems with any of the labs then I needed to just let her know what labs were needed and she would order them herself.
Saying all of this, she was the one that ordered my initial Test levels and she saw how low they were. So she knows my situation from the beginning.
If you have a good doctor and have a good relationship with him/her I don't think you'll have a problem.
09-06-2008, 09:05 AM
I myself do not have that great of a relationship with my gp. I want to get another one, but it is hard to find a good doctor. Without looking for a new gp I am spending over $100 on specialists alone monthly and about another hundred on prescriptions and supps with insurance. I still save a butt load with the insurance though with all the specialists and bloodwork. I haven't seen my gp in about 5 months all he has been good for so far is referals and scripts for viagra My endo finally gave me something bromo to help lower my prolactin. To me the insurance thing is also gray and I am not sure if my insurance would cover it either. I think for sure they would cover the blood tests. I really want to try hcg and maybe a serm or dim to raise my test, but that is in the future for now I am using bromo and want to try clomid. From what I have heard for my insurance is it doesn't cover "pre-existing" conditions. With that said there is a 6 month period from enrollment where anything prior is considered "pre-existing" after this period insurance will cover it.
09-06-2008, 10:22 AM
I am pretty new to my PCP, but he seems to be fairly "cool" I don't mind coming out of pocket if i have to go see someone else for TRT, but i'd like to try and keep my lab work covered.
I am not sure with my INS if they cover outside DR's ordering lab work(even if i go to quest), or prescriptions. I may have to call them,
09-07-2008, 01:31 PM
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