Find a new dr but in my experience a urologist is not the way to go. Endo or integrative medicine dr is the best bet.Went to TRT Clinic today. Not really good experience because
(1) they opened door to their office (clinic), but forgot to open door to building. This causes me concern because opening front door is such a simple task.
(2) took nurse 3 attempts to draw blood and tried 3 different needle gauges. Usually one try is all it takes, but never 3 times. What concerns me is that I felt like a guinea pig...lets try this gauge, opps....maybe larger one, opps...lets try the medium again, opps. maybe the small one will work which was successful but hurt the most.
(3) I asked for ideal T level range and Doc said it was based on what insurance will allow. I may be wrong, but I say BS. He said some insurance only allows 600 T level. I will call my insurance to confirm.
(4) this is the one that concerned me the most. I asked for protocol, but doc said I'll go over with you on next appointment when we go over your labs. I asked to tell me now and doc hesitantly said that I will have to come in for injections. I asked if I'd eventually get to do on my own and he did not say "yes". Doc said that they are more concerned with increasing T levels while reducing and eliminating low T symptoms. I asked if once dialed in? He said we will discuss more on next appointment when we go over labs.
I am disappointed. I assumed that they would let me self inject at home. My wife works for medical insurance and said "that is how they make their money". Not letting me self inject is why I will not return.
I have 1 more bloodwork to do for the urologist to start treating me.