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.

Tips For Talking To Your Parntne​r About Testosterone

In the spirit of Love we dedicate this post to creating and maintaining strong and happy intimate relationships. Though women have been using hormones for decades, hormone therapy for men is a newly developing thing for most. It can be difficult to have conversations about testosterone treatment, libido, sexual desire and other aspects of low testosterone to your doctor, let alone your significant other. A common symptom of low T is a change in sexual desire, and trust me your woman will notice. This can cause some unwanted and unnecessary tension in a very good and loving relationship. Sex and intimacy is an important component in any intimate relationship, from both sides. Understanding what is happening and why it is happening can help you open the lines of communication, which is the key to overcoming the intimacy challenges that may occur from low T. Here are our tips to start the conversation about testosterone.

Tip#1: According to scientific studies, libido can be negatively affected by a myriad of things, including dehydration, sleep deprivation, an imbalance of hormones, work/life stress, and performance anxiety. This is why our first tip is to not be ashamed of whatever it is you are experiencing. There are lots of reasons, both psychological and physiological, that sex drive might be lower than usual. One idea is that men are socialized to think they need to be inherently good at things—and they’re more likely to feel like a bad performance might end up defining who they are, sexually. So whether they are aware or not they are more likely to opt out of something like sex, rather than risk not being able to bring their A-game.

Tip #2: When it comes to an imbalance of hormones or low testosterone there are many symptoms that come with it. You may feel more irritable, low energy, brain fog and just down and out, and the last thing you want is to be intimate with your partner. Trust me, if your lady knew how you were feeling she would completely understand because she too has felt all of the above symptoms due to her own hormones changing every day of every month. This is one thing that men may not understand, as you level out your hormones and they become stable, a woman’s hormones continuously change through their cycle, so they can completely understand any ups or downs you are experiencing. This is why the second tip is to be honest and communicate what you are experiencing. It may seem or feel weird to you but the chances of your partner being more compassionate and understanding then you might expect is your own perception. Don’t get in your own way when it comes to being honest.

Tip #3: The great thing about modern medicine is that they are finding and creating solutions to modern-day issues. As the world around us in constantly changing, so are we, so is our medicine, technology, design, thoughts and everything else connected to this human experience. Choosing to see change as a supportive aspect of life is a choice. Choose to believe that you can return back to feeling energized, aroused, clear-headed and strong again. Belief and outlook are a powerful thing, combined with the right treatment plan you can be back to feeling like yourself in no time. Let your partner know that you are doing what you can to return back to yourself or even a better version.

Tip #4: Though sex is important in a relationship, it is not everything. There are many ways to be intimate and show appreciation to your partner. In the meantime, you can consciously choose to do things in your relationship to show you care. With this the possibilities are endless. It can be as simple as taking out the garbage, bringing home a small gift, a foot rub, saying words of affection and appreciation or random acts of kindness towards them. Do other things to show your mate that the relationship is important to you, this will allow them to feel loved in many different ways. You could even go as far as learning their love language to find out how they really receive and give love. When a couple can identify their love language it is much easier to deepen the connection and show each other love in the way they really feel it. Follow this link to the love language test and why not do it together https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/couples/.

Tip #5: As you start your treatment plan you will start to feel different. It may be difficult for your partner to know what the differences are. Give them updates on what is changing for you. Keeping them informed will keep the lines of communication open and also allow you to acknowledge how far you have come. As we make progress forward, often we miss the subtle changes and steps along the way. Raising your awareness will keep you encouraged and motivated to move in the direction you want to be going. You could even go as far as starting a gratitude journal or growth journal to jot your process.

Having a specialized team in your corner supporting you is an important component to implimenting any life change. The team at T Off is here to support your health and wellbeing. Feel free to ask your doctor, physicians assistant or medical assistant any questions about communicating to your partner. They have heard it all and are happy to have supportive conversations.

4 Components To A Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. It’s about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living.

If you have ever tried to dramatically change your lifestyle you know how difficult it can be. It takes major discipline and there are so many options, fads, supplements and ads trying to get your attention stating “quick weight loss” or “30 pounds in 30 days” or “this is the miracle lifestyle”. Creating a healthy, balanced lifestyle is a journey with many different components that must work together to achieve results. Whether you are wanting to completely transform your body, just be more active, cut out some bad habits or regain your energy, each of these components must be taken into consideration. Having a plan in place and the support you need will lead you to success.

Here we are discussing the 4 main components to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

#1. Diet– consciously choosing what you put in your body on a daily basis is the starting point to creating a healthy body and mind. It is evident that some foods make you feel good and others don’t. Becoming aware of which is which for you personally will help your overall wellbeing. Putting a basic meal plan in place, that is easy to follow and prepare is key to setting yourself up for success.

#2. Exercise– whether it is making simple choices like taking the stairs, parking farther away from the entrance, going to a fitness class twice a week or putting a daily gym routine in place, doing more exercise daily will make you more energized, alert and focused. We all have stress in our lives, exercise is a natural stress release. Where ever you can fit exercise into your daily routine you will thank yourself down the road. 

#3. Sleep– the quality of sleep and the amount are both important when considering this component. Your mind and body require rest to function effectively. As the amount of sleep we need changes as we age so does the quality of the sleep we are getting. Being conscious of our sleeping patterns and getting what we need allows us to be highly productive, function people for our families, our job and our selves.  

#4. Thoughts– this component is arguably the most important and the one that is most affected by all the others. Have you noticed that if your diet is full of sugary carbohydrates or processed foods that its difficult for you to concentrate on a task? Have you noticed that when you are hungry you don’t treat people the way that you normally would? Have you noticed that when you exercise it is easier for you to focus and complete tasks? Have you noticed that when you are tired you are more irritable then normal?  Have you noticed that with a lacking combination of each of these components anxiety can set in?

These are examples of how important lifestyle is when it comes to clear thinking. When our thoughts are clear and positive so are our actions, reactions and even the situations we encounter. Being aware of your thoughts and why they are there is the ultimate component of wellbeing.

Looking for support to implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle? We are here to help. Talk to our providers about the options we have to offer to support your healthy lifestyle journey.

To make an appointment at any one of our offices please call 817-345-0303.

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.