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.

Top 5 Tips To Making Your New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, time to reflect, time to look forward and decide what you want the next year of your life to really look like. Where do you want your focus to be? To make life simple, it can be broken down into 4 main categories that all other areas of life fit into. These pillars are:

  1. Health / Wellness
  2. Career/ Finances/ Hobbies
  3. Relationships of all kinds; family, work, friends…
  4. Faith/ Religion/ Spirituality

In simplifying life into these 4 categories, we have the opportunity to see the full picture of where we are and where we want to be. We then are able to create a map to get from one place to the other. Each category is interconnected and equally important. You may find that at different times in your life you have strived in one area and lacked or even struggled in another.

In theory, the clearer your picture is of what it is you are striving for, the easier it can be to attain. Knowing this makes having New Year’s resolutions more then just a passing ideal, it allows you to reflect back throughout the year to either recommit, revise or know that you are on the path you set out.

Here are our top 5 tips to making your New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Keep It Simple– it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose momentum when we choose life changes or resolutions that are too specific or detailed. We can get derailed, discouraged or even angry when our plans don’t go the way we initially intended. Make resolutions connected to each of the above 4 categories and make them broad enough to notice the steps along the way (even if they are small). You may find paths to success when you have a simple idea rather then a very specific one.
  2. Write Them Down– there is power in putting pen to paper. Writing down your resolutions makes you put them into words, which makes them more real, plus it is something you can reference down the line if you are ever feeling off track or forgetting what it is you are working towards. If you can, read them every day and you will be amazed at how much more focused you are and how much more quickly you move forward.
  3. Get Support– having a support system in place that continues to help you accomplish what it is you are working for. Whether it is a gym buddy, your health care provider or spouse, make it known to those that care.
  4. Make A Plan– whether you are working on health, business, relationship or spiritual goals making a plan that will support your momentum will make them feel more attainable and keep you on track.  As you move forward your plan may change and that is ok, but starting with one in mind will set you up for success.
  5. Acknowledge Your Accomplishments– sometimes looking back is the only way to see how far you’ve come. Even if it’s small steps forward, they are still steps in the right direction. Focusing on your accomplishments will support you in continuing your commitment. Be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to progress.

Being a primary care provider in the metroplex area we are here to support you in your accomplishments. Talk to your provider about what it is you are working towards, you never know what kind of insight they may have to offer. The T Off Team is here for you.

We look forward to supporting your health and wellness in 2019. May this be your best year yet!

To make an appointment at one of our clinics please call our booking team at 817-345-0303. 

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.

 

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Do Botox

We all know that aging is a natural part of life, but what if you could go back in time?

Botox and fillers have been around for decades helping people reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. So what is this process like and why should you try it?

Here are the top 5 reasons you should try botox today!

 

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Top 3 Questions To Ask Your Primary Care Doctor EVERY Visit

As your primary care practitioners, we are here to ensure that you are living a healthy life physically, mentally and spiritually. We care about you as a whole, meaning all components of your lifestyle. We are here to support you in maintaining a full long life. There are certain aspects of your health that you should ask about during every visit.

Here are the top 3 questions to ask your primary care provider during each of your visits.

1. Something’s been bothering me… Can we talk?

Your PCP knows his or her job is to monitor your vitals—weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.—but just as important is gauging your psychological state. Stress, exhaustion, and environmental factors can wreak havoc on your physical health. When your doctor asks, “How are you doing?” Tell her. And let her help you to set goals that will get you back on track. Say: I’m a little worried about how this new job is going to be for me, or My son’s medical issues are my primary focus, and to be honest, I’m mentally and emotionally depleted. Most PCPs became doctors because they want to effect real changes in a patient’s life (in the 2014 Physician’s Foundation survey, 79% of doctors cited “patient relationships” as the most satisfying factor about medical practice.)

So cross the divide, take a few minutes to tell your PCP what’s going on in your life, and make them see you as a human being—not just a collection of vital signs.

2. Is there anything I should be doing differently to live a fuller, longer life?

Everybody knows that lifestyle decisions affect our health—but they have a far more influential role than most people realize. Your doctor’s office should be a safe place for you to talk openly and ask questions like: Is my weight a problem? I’ve been stressed out at work and feeling a lot of pressure at home, am I doing damage? Is it okay for someone in my condition to have three glasses of wine with dinner every night?

Give your PCP the opportunity to help you achieve a greater balance. Share your concerns with him or her, and ask for guidance.

3. What medications can we stop or minimize?

Overtreatment is no small problem. It’s up to you to let your doctors know about all the drugs and supplements you are taking in order for your care and treatment to be the most effective and positive experience. If you change PCP’s often or go to multiple clinics you may be overtreated or causing harmful effects from the combination of prescriptions you are taking. Often less is more, and that is the ultimate goal of treatment. Be sure to let your doctor know everything you are taking to ensure it is serving your highest good, goals, and health.

There are many reasons to choose a PCP and stick to it. Creating a strong relationship with your PCP allows for the highest level of support and understanding of your unique health and lifestyle goals. The T Off Men’s Health team is here to support you every step of the way and care about the need of each individual.

 

To book your primary care appointment contact our booking specialists at 817-345-0303.