Id be curious who it is as well. Im in LA and have amazing doctors, but would like to know who else in the area is legit. I just dont know of any of the more integrative/functional medicine places that do much in terms of insurance because insurance doesnt cover the types of protocols these doctors use anyways…and Id be shocked if your insurance covered GH script (its about $1700 month from Walgreens), but if your labs show you need Test they might or at least it would be cheaper to get from a regular pharmacy.
I started out at a place like you are talking about, its a money making scam to me to have the doc tell you what you need, and step into another room with a pharmacy filling your order for HRT and supplements, at over retail prices. Its more like a pay to play anyone can get on HRT as long as they have the cash and complain about a few legit symptoms[/quote]
I agree entirely. I got my first T shot the day I walked into the clinic, before labs came back. The doctor said he “felt” I was low-T! I wasn’t complaining but it did make me wonder. Granted, I feel like I can spot low-T guys from across the room, it’s not hard to do, but that’s not very scientific. It was like they wanted me to start feeling good ASAP so I would get hooked. What if labs had come back at 800 instead of 302? Would he have kept me on it? HRT/anti-aging is all about profit, for sure, but those of us with genuine need have to play…
My insurance so far has covered my anastrozole which is both expensive and off-label, so I’d think they will at least cover my Test (cheap and on-label) and hopefully HCG as well. But HCG can be had cheaply through other channels so that’s not a huge concern. I don’t mind paying for doctor visits out-of-pocket, but I’m essentially paying $120/month right now for 800mg of test, and that’s crazy.