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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not actually involve the direct replacement of a hormone, rather it is the process of adding additional hormones where there is a deficiency. HRT is a medical treatment offered to both men and women. At the Wellworx Clinic helping clients feel their best and healthiest is our primary objective. For many of our clients, receiving hormone replacement therapy is the driving factor to improving their daily lives and well-being.

 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Men and Women

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not actually involve the direct replacement of a hormone, rather it is the process of adding additional hormones where there is a deficiency. HRT is a medical treatment offered to both men and women. At the Wellworx Clinic helping clients feel their best and healthiest is our primary objective. For many of our clients, receiving hormone replacement therapy is the driving factor to improving their daily lives and well-being.

 

HRT for Men

To improve the health and vitality of men we provide the hormone testosterone. We offer different treatments to have these hormones administered into the body safely and effectively. After performing a thorough analysis of each client, we accurately determine which method would work best. Studies have shown the overwhelming positive effects of hormone replacement therapy, and our clients suffering from low testosterone experience positive results including increased energy, improved libido and sex drive, increased muscle mass and bone density, and a reduction in body fat, weight loss, and improved focus.

 

Methods to Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is an effective treatment for women who are experiencing low or imbalanced levels of hormones like Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. At the Wellworx Clinic, we provide Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) which contains bioidentical Estrogen and/or Progesterone, and Testosterone. BHRT is better tolerated by the body without the side effects of other NON-bioidentical hormones that are typically offered elsewhere. BHRT is ideal for women who are experiencing menopause or perimenopause with the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Moodiness and Irritability
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Lower fertility
  • Cognitive (mental) decline
  • Weight gain and loss of lean muscle mass
  • Osteoporosis (thinning bones)
  • Problems sleeping
  • Problems urinating
  • Thinning hair
  • Vaginal dryness

HRT for women, also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), can help reduce or eliminate the unwanted symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. We administer HRT for women through various safe methods. Here are some of the methods we use for women in need of HRT:

  • Topical Creams (compounded): This easy-to-use method allows Estrogen or Testosterone to be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. It must be applied daily as directed.
  • Tablets: This oral form of HRT is usually reserved for Estrogen or Progesterone. Typically, but not always, taken once per day. Be certain to take as directed.
  • Bioidentical pellet therapy: Unlike the men’s pellet therapy, pellets for women are much smaller but require the same delivery technique of using a very small incision that heals in about 7 days. With this method hormone levels remain balanced on average 4 months but can range from 3-6 months.

Feel healthier. Look Younger.

Do you want to feel healthier and look younger? Contact Wellworx today to schedule an appointment for one of our aesthetics services. Our health professionals look forward to helping you unlock your true beauty.

Feel healthier. Look Younger.

Do you want to feel healthier and look younger? Contact Wellworx today to schedule an appointment for one of our aesthetics services. Our health professionals look forward to helping you unlock your true beauty.

Insurance Coverage

Many people would like to know what insurance coverage, if any, they might be able to access when seeing one of our Renewed Vitality providers. So here’s the information that we explain to all of our patients.

In terms of your office visit with the doctor or nurse practitioner, we are an out of network provider. The reason for this is that when a practice chooses to accept insurance, insurance companies tell the practice how much time they can spend with each patient, what illnesses and conditions they can treat, and how they can treat it. In order to get to the root cause of the problem and provide optimal treatment we find we need more time with our patients and more treatment options than insurance companies are willing to work with.

If you have a PPO plan, very often insurance companies will reimburse you for much of your office visit costs. You will pay for the appointments at the time of service and we will provide you with the necessary papers to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider. 

If you are on an HMO plan, most likely your insurance will not cover any of the costs of your office visits, but will likely cover all or a majority of your lab work.

Regarding the lab work that will be required, many insurance plans have changed how they pay for lab-work. You may now have to meet your deductible before your insurance pays anything for labs. This could mean a significant increase in your cost for lab-work.

In order to better serve our patients at Renewed Vitality, we can now save you up to 85% off of Quest’s list prices. Through Renewed Vitality, complex lab orders cost approximately $500, and less complex orders are closer to $300.

Until recently we have informed that if they have insurance, they have the option to pay for lab-work through their insurance provider. We have recommended the lab that was in network for your insurance so that coverage would be approved and you would have little to no payment for the lab-work. This was possible due to the majority of insurance providers considering lab-work to be a medical necessity, so they would either completely pay for the lab-work, regardless of your deductible, or ask you to pay a co-pay of 10% to 20% of the invoice. 

However, over the last couple of years, we have noticed a shift of insurance policies that have moved away from that model. Now in many cases, insurance will not pay anything until your deductible is met. Even after your deductible is met, they may only pay 80-90% of the invoice and you will be billed for the rest. We have seen this multiple times during the past year. Because we don’t know what your insurances rates are, we cannot predict how much your lab-work will cost. With many patients’ deductibles currently above $3000 a year, this makes it very expensive for patients by having to pay 100% of the cost of their lab-work until their deductible is met.

With this information in hand, we then went directly to the lab companies with two goals in mind. First, we wanted to see if we could negotiate lower lab prices so that we could lower the costs for our patients. Second, with those lower costs, we could then predict the amount patients would pay for labs each year and that way we could better help you plan your medical expenses. Thankfully, we have been able to get better prices from the lab company for the tests that we repeatedly order and have been able to lower our cash prices for you! 

This means more complex lab orders cost approximately $500 and smaller lab orders checking selected tests will cost approximately $300.

To find out what your insurance will cover I encourage you to call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask a few basic questions. First of all tell them that you’re going to see an out of network provider. This means someone that is not on the insurance list of doctors. That said most PPO plans understand that people would prefer to see a doctor that they researched or that comes highly recommended from a friend. Ask your insurance company what the deductible is and what percent they will reimburse for the office visit with an out of network doctor or nurse practitioner. 

When talking to your insurance customer service, tell them that your out of network provider is going to order very comprehensive lab work. Ask them specifically what percentage of the lab costs they will pay. If it is 90-100% you are better off to use your insurance. If they will cover less than 75% you will be better off to use the Renewed Vitality laboratory discount program. For your convenience, Renewed Vitality Dallas has a Quest Diagnostics Lab located right in our office. 

Care Credit

Care Credit is an option to assist in financing medical expenses.

Renewed Vitality participates in an interest free Care Credit program. Care Credit is a separate company from Renewed Vitality. It can be used to pay for labs as well as any other services or products at Renewed Vitality.

For more information go to: https://www.carecredit.com/

For more information about how the Care Credit Program works, go to “How it Works”. Or to apply for Care Credit, go to “Apply”. Under “Start your Application, search for “Well Worx” and we should come up as #1, Health Rejuvination Specialists on Forest Lane.

Just click the “Apply” button next to it and fill in the appropriate information. You will hear if you qualify very fast.

There are a few things we want to make sure you know about Care Credit:

  • Any transaction must be at least $200.00 per transaction
  • Zero interest if paid within 6 months (Renewed Vitality Only Offers the 6 months no interest)
  • If you take over 6 months to pay it off, interest is charged, starting retroactively from the purchase date. You will need to contact care credit directly for more info, or to apply go to carecredit.com or call (800) 365-8295.

We only offer the 6 month interest free program.