Use Your Medical Insurance To Its Maximum

Medical insurance is something almost all of us have to buy into. We have been trained or even experienced first had how much it has cost us to have or to not have coverage. There may have been a year that passed by that you paid in more then you used, or a year that it literally saved your life. Either way, if you are paying for something why not use it to your benefit if you have the opportunity.

T Off Your Health is a primary care facility, this meaning that we can treat you for the common cold, help you with other medical referrals, refill prescriptions, and we are the first point of contact if you have undiagnosed health symptoms. We are also a specialty clinic that specializes in testosterone therapy (TRT), weight loss and allergy testing and treatment.

How This Benefits You

Because we are a primary care clinic we are able to do your yearly routine physical which is usually covered at 100% and many of our specialty services fall under insurance coverage. This means that your first visit should cost you nothing ($0) and testosterone therapy, allergy treatment and weight loss, services that would normally be out of pocket cash pay will fall under your co-pay or deductible. This also means that you will be saving money on treatments that you really want. These are services that benefit your health and wellbeing that you may not be taking advantage of.

Who Are We In-Network With?

We are in-network with most major insurance companies including; BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, Tricare, Maestro and others. If you have an insurance carrier that is not listed don’t hesitate to contact us to find out if we are in-network, chances are we are. There are two that we do not accept and that is Medicare and Medicaid.

How To Move Forward

Our insurance verification team is here to help you understand your coverage and ensure that you know what your charges will be for each service. If you would like to find out what it would cost to become an established primary care patient or one of our specialty services please call our corporate office at 817-345-0303.

10 Step Guide To Keep Your New Year Resolutions On Track

Here we are already February 1st of a new year. Now I ask you “How are those New Year resolutions coming along?”

It can be easy to start off with full force, moving forward strong and clear on what you are wanting to experience in the New Year. We always start a goal with enthusiasm and the intention of achieving it for whatever personal gain we see it has. Then life happens, we realize that even though it may be a new year, nothing in our lives has really changed from one day to the next and we are still faced with the same challenges we had on the 31st of December.

So what do we do if we want to create long-lasting change and new healthy habits in our lives? Here is a 10 step guide to help you stay on track and recommit to your New Years resolutions, or even more so so creating and maintaining desired changes.

1. Define your focus- be general here, this is the broad net you cast. 

-Health, Abundance, Happiness, Success

2. Simplify Desires- list out in simple terms what it is you want to experience

-Be active 3 times per week, purchase a new home, pray/meditate daily, increase work production

3. Describe the vision- write down what your life will be like when you have achieved these desires in present tense

-I wake up in the morning feeling energized and excited for my day. My mind is clear and crisp and I can feel the love in my heart. I am so grateful for the partner that is next to me and feel so much love for them and from them. I love the workouts I am doing, they help me manage my stress and my body feels stronger every day. I feel so supported by the higher powers. I know that they are on my side and every day my life is working out. I am so grateful to be alive!

4. Define daily rituals and support structure

-Wake up every morning and workout, write 10 things I am grateful for daily, eat a healthy breakfast, get to bed by 10pm.

5. Ask yourself open-ended questions to create room for progress and support

-What can I do today to bring my goals closer to achievement? How have I felt supported today? What am I grateful for today?

6. Define specific actions 

-What exactly do you need to have on your to-do list in order to move closer to your goals (open savings account, make doctors appointment, hire a personal trainer)

7. Write supportive statements and repeat them daily

-I am healthy, I love my able body, I am abundant, I am free, I am strong

8. Identify what might stand in your way

-time commitments, negative beliefs, relationships, money (being aware of obstacles help you to overcome them before they sabotage your progress)

9. Identify your why

-look within and ask yourself why do I want to accomplish this ( to live longer in order to see my grandkids grow up, I want to leave a legacy, I want to influence others lives in a positive way) In moments of doubt, knowing your WHY can be what drives you forward.

10. REWARDS

how are you going to acknowledge your progress along the way? New work our clothes, vacation, cheat meal, whatever will help keep you motivated and focused.

 

With this 10 step guide, you will be able to define, create and maintain momentum to continue to move forward to live the life you truly want. Your health and wellness is important to the T Off Your Health team and we are here for you.

If you have questions about our services please call 817-632-5400.

What Are The Different Forms Of Testosterone Treatment?

Forms of Testosterone Supplements

Testosterone replacement therapy is available in several forms. All can improve testosterone levels:

  • Skin patch: a skin patch is worn on the arm or upper body. It’s applied once a day. This option is high maintenance and difficult to regulate how much is actually getting into your system. It also produces waste and leaves sticky blotches on your skin.

 

  • Gels: come in packets of clear testosterone gel. Testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin when you apply the gel once a day. Some are applied directly to the skin and others inside the nose. This option is also difficult to regulate and not all products are created equally.

 

  • Mouth patch: is a tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor, the tooth just to the right or left of the two front teeth. Applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the blood through the oral tissues. This option can create discomfort in the mouth where the patch is applied, it is also easy to overuse.

 

  •  Implants: available as pellets in the soft tissues. Your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into the bloodstream. This option is actually painful for the duration of the treatment. It is also difficult to regulate how much testosterone is being released int your system and when the pellets are getting low in levels. This can result in unexpected moodiness, fatigue and all other regular symptoms of low testosterone.

 

  • Injections: injected directly into the muscles weekly and is usually administered by a physician. This is the safest and most regulated way of having testosterone treatment. With the type of regulation that a physician can offer you are given a dosage related to your personal needs allowing you to function at your highest potential. As your treatment continues your levels are tested regularly and adjustments are made accordingly. 

Why not a simple testosterone pill? Oral testosterone is available. However, some experts believe oral testosterone can have negative effects on the liver. Using other methods, such as skin patches, gels, orally disintegrating tablets, or injections, bypasses the liver and gets testosterone into the blood directly.

 

At T Off Your Health, we closely regulate our patients’ testosterone levels and effectiveness of treatment on a weekly basis but also offer primary care input on the weekly visits that the patients have. We are not just testosterone specialists, we offer our patients a more rounded level of care that benefits their whole wellbeing. This can result in early disease detection, a more healthy and mobile lifestyle, and the opportunity to reach health goals with the necessary professional support.

 

Interested in learning more about the forms of testosterone treatment? Contact us today to set up an appointment 817-632-5400.

Holiday Tips For Staying Healthy

It’s the holiday season and it’s easy to get run down with all the extra responsibilities, stress and fluctuation of weather.

 

  1. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Bundle up to stay dry and warm. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: light, warm layers, gloves, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots.
  3. Manage stress. Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and out of control. Some of the best ways to manage stress are to find support, connect socially, and get plenty of sleep.
  4. Don’t drink and drive or let others drink and drive. Whenever anyone drives drunk, they put everyone on the road in danger. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.
  5. Be smoke-free. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Smokers have greater health risks because of their tobacco use, but nonsmokers also are at risk when exposed to tobacco smoke.
  6. Fasten seat belts while driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your children in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip and encourage passengers to do the same.
  7. Get exams and screenings. Ask your health care provider what exams you need and when to get them. Update your personal and family history.
  8. Get your vaccinations. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year.
  9. Monitor children. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, and other objects out of children’s reach. Protect them from drowning, burns, falls, and other potential accidents.
  10. Practice fire safety. Most residential fires occur during the winter months, so don’t leave fireplaces, space heaters, food cooking on stoves, or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly.
  11. Prepare food safely. Remember these simple steps: Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly.
  12. Eat healthy, stay active. Eat fruits and vegetables which pack nutrients and help lower the risk for certain diseases. Limit your portion sizes and foods high in fat, salt, and sugar. Also, be active for at least 2½ hours a week and help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day.

 

 

Testosterone Treatment- It’s About Feeling Your Best

There is a lot of questions about testosterone therapy. One article will say it’s necessary and the next will say it’s not. One article gives the benefits and the other the risks. It is good to be educated when deciding to move forward with treatment. It is also good to go to a doctor or clinic that is well versed in treatment.

The interesting thing about testosterone treatment is that the reasoning behind getting it can simply be to feel better, even feel your best. It’s amazing to hear from men that are on treatment talk about how much better they feel on the daily. It’s also amazing to hear from their wives how much happier they are in their relationship because their spouse decided to get treatment. I even had one woman tell me she believed it saved her marriage.

So what are the better feelings that our patients report experiencing from the treatment they receive? Here’s what our patients are saying:

  1. Body: an increase in energy, renewed bone density, increase muscle mass, and results of physical activity will come easier as they did when you were younger.
  2. Brain: increase in mental clarity, decrease in moodiness, leveling of emotions, increase in concentration.
  3. Sleep: an increase in the quality of sleep
  4. Sexual: a return of sexual desire, more intense pleasure

Today, taking care of one’s self is of high importance. We realize that if we are not taking care of self we are not able to support ourselves or the ones we love to our fullest potential. It’s more about living life to its fullest and having the energy to do so.

Are you ready to start feeling your best? Make an appointment with one of our clinics by calling 817-632-5400.

 

How To Cure Your Allergies This Season

Texas is one of the worst states for allergies in all the US and here is why…

As the seasons begin to change, a whole other wave of allergies starts to affect the people of Texas, more specifically the DFW area. The winter is what really sets Texas apart from other areas in terms of bad allergies. Most states endure cold snaps, snow, and regularly freezing temperatures that halts pollen from being spread in the air. In Texas however, the warm environment welcomes the Juniper tree (which we associate with our cedar allergies) to release its pollen in the air. This leads to Texas’ arguably worst allergy season to happen when a large chunk of the country isn’t experiencing allergies at all.Instead of running away, you can still live here in beautiful Texas allergy free. There are plenty of ways to lessen the amount your allergies developed and allergy drops allow your body to build a resistance to these allergies so they no longer bother you.

Are you experiencing sneezing, respiratory issues, hives? How about fatigue or digestive issues? What about watering eyes, running nose or conjestion? These are just a few symptoms that could mean that you have an allergy.

Allergy Testing

We can perform a quick simple test that covers 72 environmental and food allergies to help you keep your energy levels at peak performance. Don’t let allergies destroy your quality of life.

– 30 minute scratch test – Skin tests use extracts — a concentrated liquid form — of common allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and foods. Once the allergen gets in your skin, it could trigger a rash. Your skin will get irritated and may itch, like a mosquito bite.

– Blood testing – Blood tests for allergies called ELISA studies are the second line method for testing for allergies. It is typically reserved for people who for some medical reason cannot have the scratch test.

How We Treat Allergies

– Allergy Injections – Allergy shots essentially help your body to cope better with allergens in the environment. Allergy shots, also called “immunotherapy,” may work for you if allergy drugs don’t work well or you have symptoms more than three months a year.

– Allergy Drops – Allergy drops work the same way as the shots, but are delivered under the tongue. Both allergy shots and drops must be taken on a regular basis for many months to work effectively.

If you could essentailly cure your allergie in less then an hour would you?

If you are ready to stop suffering and regain your quality of life contact your nearet T Off Men’s Heath Clinic to get allergy testing and treatment. You won’t regret it!

Keller

  • 817-345-0303
  • 8739 Davis Blvd. Suite A Keller, TX 76248
  • Mon,Tues, Thursday, Friday: 7am – 4pm
  • Wednesday: 7am – 6pm

Fort Worth

  • 817-632-5400
  • 3500 West 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Monday – Thursday: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 7am-1pm

Dallas

  • 214-217-8633
  • 2520 Fairmont Street #110 Dallas, TX 75201
  • Monday, Tues, Wed – 7am – 4pm
  • Thursday: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday: 7am – 2pm

New Specialty Services Being Launched At T Off Men’s Health

To serve our patients and the community at a higher level we are adding a variety of new services, some of which are in place and some we are adding in the very near future.
Therapeutic phlebotomy is already in place at each of our clinics. This is a medical term for a blood draw. The reason for this service is if a patient needs to donate/ remove blood from their bloodstream to lower the viscosity of their blood. In the past, we have had to refer patients to outside clinics for this service, but would prefer to keep as many treatments in-house as possible.
Botox is being administered at each clinic as well. We are using the term “BRO-TOX” as we believe that men definitely deserve to preserve their young supple looking skin as much as women do. Botox was designed to remove wrinkles in a safe, non-evasive way and has been used for years with stunning results.
Upcoming Services we will be adding are IV Hydration. The doctor has been saying for years that 8 glasses of water per day is a step toward whole health. This IV hydration will level you out when you get overly dehydrated for one reason or another. The aim is to hydrate you back to life. This is not yet in place but please stay tuned for more information.
We, the T Off Team are very excited to be introducing these new services to keep you feeling your best inside and out. For more information about any of the service or to book an appointment please call 817-345-0303 or ask your provider during your next visit.

Finally Reach Your Ideal Weight

Weight loss is difficult as we all know. But how many of us have tried more than just reading a New York best seller for weight loss, followed a fad diet, did what a friend was doing or just tried to work out more? Have you ever committed yourself to a lifestyle change program that treats weight as a disease process? Weight loss that is permanent only occurs with a committed effort to truly change something about who you are. It means thinking differently about food, fitness, your body, your expectations and setting goals to achieve success. It means properly using food, exercise, problem-solving, medication, nutritional supplements, labs, surgery if needed, coaching – and the list goes on. Weight loss is not a quick fix for many, but we often advertise that it is. How many times have you read, “Lose 30lbs for $99”, as though all you had to do was pay the price and the weight would miraculously fall off. You are given a menu plan, medication, etc… and then you are on your own.

The best systems for weight loss take your personal goals and lifestyle and troubleshoot why you are comfortable where you are. Do you know why you don’t change? In one word, “comfort”. You are uncomfortably comfortable with your current life. Sure you want to lose weight, but why would you want to give up those margaritas or soothing doughnuts. Change is not easy, but your overall health and wellbeing will benefit if you commit to true weightless.

T – Off Men’s Health creates a custom weight loss program to support “you”. We stand by “you” in your successes and failures all the way to the point where you finally find the right solution and true results. We have developed a weight loss plan to achieve your weight loss goal. The plan includes:

  • Meal Plans and shopping lists
  • Access to Wellness Portal
  • Access to a Licensed Dietitian via weekly appointments and 24hr HIPAA compliant messaging portal.
  • Nutrition Classes and guided grocery store shopping
  • Prescription weight loss medication for qualified patients
  • Most important and program that is not stuck on selling you one system, but will tell you what works and what doesn’t because you are the centre of care!

We also offer individual weight loss services:

  • Individual weight loss counseling
  • Group nutrition classes
  • B12 Injections – vitamin injection to boost energy, mood, concentration, and immune system
  • Lipotropic Injections – a mixture of Vitamin B12, B6, C, and a few other vitamins and minerals used to increase the metabolic rate and help the body dissolve excess fat through the liver.

Let’s team up and make your weight loss goals your reality.

Contact the clinic nearest you to set up your appointment and start feeling your best.

8 Interesting Facts About Men

Here are 8 facts about men that you may not have known.

  1. Worldwide, men have a life expectancy of 64.52 years, as compared to a life expectancy of 68.76 years for women
  2. The most common cause of death for men in the U.S. is heart disease (the same as for women), and the average age of a first heart attack for men is just 66 years.
  3. In the U.S., men have higher death rates for all of the 15 leading causes of death (with the exception of Alzheimer’s disease) and die more than five years younger than women.
  4. The brains of adult men are about 10% larger in total size than the brains of women. Because men generally have a larger stature and more muscle mass than women, their brains require more neurons to control the body.
  5. Male brains use almost seven times more gray matter for activity while female brains use nearly ten times more white matter
  6. Scientists have discovered that men’s and women’s brains actually function somewhat differently. When focused on a task, men tend to use only one side of their brain at a time, devoting all of their attention and concentration to the task at hand. Women, on the other hand, tend to use both sides of the brain at the same time, making them more adept at “multi-tasking.”
  7. The “Adam’s apple,” or laryngeal prominence in the neck, is a feature primarily unique to adult men and is a result of the growth of the larynx during puberty. The term is derived from the Biblical account of Adam eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
  8. The first Father’s Day celebration in the U.S. was held on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, and was conceived of by Sondra Dodd. After listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, Dodd wished to have a day of recognition for her father as well. Father’s Day became a nationally celebrated holiday in 1972 when the third Sunday in June was designated by public law as a day of recognition for fathers.

Now you know a little more about the differences between men and women. We must take care of ourselves differently. Be sure to take care of the men in your life, get them in for their yearly physical so they can enjoy the healthiest life possible.

Protect Yourself This Allergy Season

More than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. Today allergy tests are more convenient and accurate than ever before. When combined with a detailed medical history, allergy testing can identify the specific things that trigger your allergic reactions.

What are allergies?

An Allergy is an abnormal immune system response to typical household and environmental substances. These substances are called allergens. They are found in cat and dog hair, plants, molds, and foods. The allergens cause the immune system to overreact.

When a person eats, inhales or gets an allergen on their skin, an allergic reaction occurs. The body attacks the allergen as an invader by producing antibodies. The antibody, called IgE, attaches to the allergen and acts as a messenger. It calls the body’s immune system into action to defend against the allergen. The body then produces histamine from mast cells. Mast cells are found throughout the respiratory and gastrointestinal system. Histamine produces the symptoms associated with allergies such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes and gastrointestinal complaints.

What are the symptoms of allergies? 

The most common symptoms are a runny nose and sneezing, though allergies can affect the body in many ways. You may miss diagnose your allergies and treat something that is not the true cause. Other possible symptoms of allergies include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, rashes, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting and even fever.

How can T Off Men’s Health help? 

We can perform a quick, simple test that covers 72 environmental and food allergies to help diagnose what it is you are reacting to, then create a specific treatment plan to allow you to not only manage your allergies but gain long-lasting relief from them. Our goal is to empower you to know what it is that is causing your allergic reaction and get you functioning at your peak performance. Our allergy tests and treatments are as follows:

• 30-minute scratch test – Skin tests use extracts — a concentrated liquid form — of common allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and foods. Once the allergen gets in your skin, it could trigger a rash. Your skin will get irritated and may itch, like a mosquito bite.

• Blood testing – Blood tests for allergies called ELISA studies are the second line method for testing for allergies. It is typically reserved for people who for some medical reason cannot have the scratch test.

• Allergy Injections – Allergy shots essentially help your body to cope better with allergens in the environment. Allergy shots also called “immunotherapy,” may work for you if allergy drugs don’t work well or you have symptoms more than three months a year.

• Allergy Drops – Allergy drops work the same way as the shots, but are delivered under the tongue. Both allergy shots and drops must be taken on a regular basis for many months to work effectively.

Are you experiencing allergies this spring season? Are you ready to take control of your health and feel great again?

At T Off Men’s Health, we pride ourselves on fast, premium quality services in a comfortable atmosphere. No more long waits in a stuffy doctors office, no more going from one specialist to another. We are designed for the fast pace of a busy and highly productive man’s life.  To serve you best we have three convenient locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To book an appointment in Uptown Dallas contact us at 214-217-8633, to book an appointment in downtown Fort Worth contact us at 817-632-5400 or for our Keller/ Southlake office contact us at 817-345-0303.

T Off Men’s Health is here to get you back in control of your health and feeling your best.