Many men that come to The Edge at Pinnacle Point are often unsure about aspects of Low T Treatments. Our staff is passionate about educating men on the root causes of their low testosterone. We always prioritize lasting wellness results with our Hormone Replacement Therapy. From there, we guide our patients through treatments with our proven, doctor-supervised process.
While we always enjoy the opportunity to answer our patients’ questions, we wanted to take this month to answer frequent questions we receive from patients who come to us to get their edge back. Many of our patients simply want to know more about the treatments they may need. Especially when it comes to their experience. In particular, the question “does insurance cover Low T treatments?” pops up a lot.
Does The Edge at Pinnacle Point Accept Insurance?
So, does insurance cover Low T treatments at the Edge? In short, no, it doesn’t. Most insurance policies don’t cover Low T treatments. And those that do often require specific treatment protocols that simply aren’t the most effective available.
The Edge has years of experience providing quality testosterone optimization therapies to patients. We know what does and doesn’t work, and our treatments are customized to meet your needs. We don’t tailor your care solutions to any other patients. That’s why we simply don’t accept insurance payments: to ensure you receive the best treatment available.
Many Men Have Questions About Low T
But “does insurance cover Low T treatments?” is nowhere near the most common inquiry we get from patients when they come to speak with us. Instead, most men have two huge misconceptions about low testosterone. The first is that it only affects their sexual desire, and the other is that it’s just an erectile dysfunction (ED) issue. While that can be the case sometimes, low testosterone affects most men in a variety of ways.
What does Low T look like?
Most men with low testosterone tend to experience various other symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives. Fatigue, low energy levels, brain fog, depression, and trouble sleeping are some of the most common issues that we hear about from our patients.
Additionally, we also see a lot of men who are struggling to stay in shape the way they used to. Despite adequate diet and exercise, trouble maintaining mass and losing body fat are other common symptoms associated with low testosterone.
As you can see, this issue can affect several other aspects of a man’s well-being beyond just sex.
Many men will face these issues as they get older, as testosterone levels typically start decreasing around age 30. The good news is that these issues are completely manageable if you take the right steps—and trust the right professionals.
Testosterone optimization | How we treat Low T at The Edge
While our providers at The Edge can’t stop you or your body from aging, we can mitigate and often reverse its effects! This is where testosterone optimization through testosterone replacement therapy comes in. The process begins by meeting with a provider for your one-on-one consultation, during which we’ll discuss your unique needs, goals, and concerns.
The goal of testosterone optimization is to replace your current testosterone deficit. However, the caveat is that each person has a different “optimal” testosterone level. Many clinics or “big chain” low testosterone clinics don’t correctly consider proper, individualized dosing, leading to ineffective results.
There are numerous cases of people receiving substandard care in the form of the amount of testosterone prescribed and the frequency of their dosage. Worse yet, there are instances where less experienced providers prescribe estrogen blockers and various hormonal substances, which can have serious health risks and side effects.
At The Edge at Pinnacle Point, we perform a blood draw to determine your baseline testosterone levels. Based on our findings, we prescribe an individualized dosage to help you achieve your desired results. This makes testosterone optimization from The Edge a unique and highly successful treatment option.
As we mentioned previously, our care solutions are so effective precisely because the answer to “does insurance cover low T treatments” is no! We consider each aspect of your treatment, from the amount of testosterone we prescribe to the dosage and frequency with which we prescribe it. Many of our patients find that they have more energy, enjoy better workouts, sleep better, and even have an increased sex drive and performance! The end result is real, noticeable improvements in numerous aspects of your life. From physical to mental.
There are many myths and misconceptions about potential optimization risks through testosterone replacement therapy; it’s important to note that we don’t recommend treatment for everyone.
If you are a candidate for treatment, The Edge takes every measure to ensure patients are safe, comfortable, and equipped for lasting results.
Our Treatment Methodology
With extensive experience providing lasting, effective results to our patients, we know what needs to go into a treatment plan to make it successful. The foundations of these decisions will always be backed by science. After proper lab results, a doctor consultation, and signed consent, you’ll begin an individualized treatment plan based on your blood work to get you feeling like yourself again.
Naturally, a man’s pituitary gland sends a signal to his luteinizing hormone, to the testicles, to make testosterone. When this natural process slows down, testosterone replacement therapy is effective in restoring and maintaining testosterone levels.
When that naturally slows down with age and other factors, replacing the deficit can optimize your hormonal cascade. The Edge uses replacement to provide real, noticeable benefits to our patients!
Other Frequently Asked Questions about Low T & Low T Treatments
We’re always ready and willing to answer any questions that come up during your visit. From “does insurance cover Low T treatments?” to “how will my body react?” we’ve heard it all.
However, we think it’s also important that patients have an opportunity to be educated before they even schedule a consultation. By now, you’ve read through the signs and symptoms of low testosterone and think that you might benefit from treatment.
However, maybe you’ve seen or heard some things about hormone replacement therapy that give you pause. So, we’d like to take this opportunity to answer some of the most common questions we see from patients.
1. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?
Yes, when done by professionals with the recommendation of your primary care provider, hormone replacement therapy is completely safe. Our process involves restoring men’s testosterone levels to a normal, therapeutic range. We aren’t trying to turn you into the Incredible Hulk.
However, we also don’t recommend Hormone Replacement Therapy for everyone. Patient safety is our top priority, so we’ll be sure to help you understand whether or not HRT is right for you before starting any treatment. If desired, feel free to discuss our program first with your PCP.
2. What are therapeutic levels of testosterone?
The normal, therapeutic range of testosterone that we strive to achieve in our patients is between 600 to 1000 ng/dl. This range involves weekly injections ranging between 100 to 200 mg/week. The exact levels that will work for you will, of course, depend on your own individual needs.
Because each patient is different, we make sure to monitor each patient’s free testosterone levels. We use a sliding scale to calculate free T; on one side is your testosterone number everyone is familiar with, and on the other is your SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). Drawing a straight line from each metric shows personalized free testosterone ranges where most of our patients will feel their best. While it often does, this won’t always perfectly overlap with the traditional therapeutic range of testosterone.
For instance, one patient may feel fine in the normal therapeutic range, but another can be running at 800 but his SHBG is in the tank, so he won’t feel any real benefits. We will work with you to identify the ideal range for you, even if it falls outside the norm, and build a treatment plan that best serves you. We will not, however, provide the means to dose above your personalized therapeutic range.
3. Am I going to get cancer in 20 years from this treatment?
There is currently no evidence to support that Hormone Replace Therapy causes any type of cancer. Other side effects, such as acne and accelerated male pattern baldness, can be minimized with proper care overseen by an experienced physician.
The most proactive way to avoid any complications from hormone replacement therapy is to regularly obtain blood panels from routine lab work.
4. Does The Edge give estrogen blockers?
We do not give estrogen blockers unless it is absolutely necessary. Contrary to popular belief, men need a certain level of natural estrogen. It plays a vital role in male sexual function and is critical for bone density. If given when it’s not necessary, estrogen blockers can lead to serious long-term health issues.
These questions are just a sample of what we see on a day-to-day basis. However, we understand that these aren’t the only questions that come up, either, so please feel free to visit our website to see more frequently asked questions.
For Expert Low T Support—Contact The Edge Today!
Our mission at The Edge at Pinnacle Point is to help men across Northwest Arkansas and beyond improve their overall health and wellness. Every guy has unique needs, and that’s why we take an individualized approach with each of our treatments. We take every one of your needs, goals, and challenges into consideration in order to find the right plan for you.
If you’re ready to start feeling like your old self again and take back control of your life, we’re ready to help. Though we can’t stop you from aging, we can help prevent you from feeling older and help restore your confidence. It’s never too late to start living your best life!
Schedule an in-person visit or use our virtual consultation tool today and see the difference a personalized, scientific approach can provide. Be sure to also check out our special events for deals on your initial lab work and more. Get in touch with us today and take the first step to get your Edge back!