I was very ill for several months. An endo found low testosterone and only prescribed Androgel and patience. I started reading testosterone forums like this one and figured out the treatment wasn't likely to work. After 2 months on AndroGel, I was still ill and I asked a local compounding pharmacy for the name of a male hormone specialist. I called bodylogicmd to see Dr. Warner.
Bodylogicmd does not file insurance, so you have to pay up front and file it yourself. On the first call I got an appointment and an order for a blood test. After the blood test and cortisol saliva test was done I was able to move up the appointment to an earlier time. My testosterone was 660 with Quest. My Estradiol was double the top of the range. Dr. Warner gave me compounded T and Arimidex. He also found and treated several other problems that no other doctor could find, such as thyroid, vitamin deficiencies and digestion problems. He prescribed some supplements from Ortho Molecular Products, and told me to change my diet significantly.
When I walked in his office the first time I was miserable. He had gone over my lab and my answers to symptom questions on their web site. During the appointment he adjusted his plan based on what he saw and heard. I think he gives symptoms as much or more weight as the lab results.
At the next appointment I was greatly improved. He only made small adjustments to my meds. I will do a blood test again three months after the first appointment.