At your first appointment, we want to get a comprehensive understanding of your health and hormone status. Before the appointment, you'll need to get blood work done at your closest LabCorp, and we'll review these results with you during your visit. We'll take the time to discuss your options for treatment and wellness optimization, and collaborate on a personalized plan of care that meets your specific needs. By the end of the appointment, you'll have a clear understanding of what low testosterone treatment entails and what you can expect going forward. Our medical provider will answer all of your questions thoroughly, and the appointment typically lasts about an hour.
The timeline of benefits for TRT varies from person to person, and can depend on various factors such as age, overall health, and severity of low testosterone symptoms. However, as a general guideline, many men report noticing an improvement in mood and mental clarity within the first few weeks to a month of starting TRT.
After a few months, typically around three, many men report an increase in energy and stamina, as well as improvements in sexual function. Between months three and four, some men also report an increase in muscle mass and strength, along with a reduction in body fat.
It's important to keep in mind that TRT is a long-term treatment that requires ongoing monitoring and adjustments to ensure that testosterone levels are within a safe and effective range. Your healthcare provider will work with you to optimize your treatment plan and help you achieve the best results possible.
Dietary, exercise, sleep, and stress management can help manage low testosterone. Non-testosterone medications may also be an option, which we can discuss during your first visit.
At Chesapeake Men's Health, we offer a different approach to TRT. We provide ongoing personalized care and discreet delivery of medications and supplies to your door for a low monthly price. We do not accept insurance for our services, but we can provide an itemized bill that you can submit to your insurance company. While insurance companies may use "normal" testosterone levels as a loophole to refuse payment, we believe your care should not be dictated by their bottom line. You can still use your insurance benefits for laboratory testing, and we will work with you to make treatment as affordable as possible.
To ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment, we monitor your hormone levels through regular blood tests. During the first three months of treatment, lab work will be done monthly, and afterwards, every six months to track your progress.
No, we currently do not offer primary care services. However, we conduct comprehensive lab testing prior to your first visit to determine if any follow-up care is necessary.