FAQs

Benefits

I get horrible headaches, Will HRT help me?

Yes! We have had great success with hormonally related headaches.

I have no libido. What will HRT do for that, if anything?

Good hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual desires.

What can I expect HRT to do for me?

The quality of life given back to every man or woman is second to none.

  • Increase energy levels
  • Restore or increase sexual drive
  • Consistency in moods – no more roller coaster effect
  • Relieve anxiety and depression
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increase mental clarity and focus
  • Greater capacity for getting the body in shape

Hormones

Are there any side effects and/or complications?

Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are virtually no side effects.

Do I need other medications?

Unless the uterus has been removed, women will also need progesterone, to protect the uterine lining.

How do I begin the Hormone Replacement Process?

Begin by giving us a call at (940) 687-0272 or come by our office at 2601 Harrison, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. Our patient coordinator will talk to you to make sure you get the lab slip you need. All hormone patients need to have labs done before coming in to see Dr. Purcell.

(Some people have their insurance cover the cost of their labs, however, if you do not have insurance, or do not wish to get your labs done through your insurance, we do have a contract with a couple of labs here in Wichita Falls, TX that will allow us to get your labs done at about 1/10th the usual price. All labs does through our contract need to be paid for in advance to our office.)

Once your labs are sent to our office, Dr.Purcell will review the labs and we will call you to set up an appointment.

How often will I need HRT?

It depends on the person, but anywhere from every 4-6 months.

If I am a woman, do I still need estrogen?

Bio-identical absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone for protecting a woman against heart attack and stroke, as well as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the universal benefits.

What are bio-identical hormones?

They are derived from a natural plant source of soy and hand compounded to be biologically identical to human forms of estradiol and testosterone. The body is given what it can no longer produce.

Why doesn’t my doctor suggest HRT- Pellet Therapy as an option?

The great majority of physician training is on synthetic hormones. More than likely they were never trained on the use of bio-identical hormone therapy.

Will I grow unwanted hair from the testosterone?

There is less chance of hair growth with bio-identical hormones.

Payment

Do you accept insurance?

Unfortunately, we are not a provider with insurance companies. However, we do provide patients with a Superbill so that they can file with their insurance themselves.

Having insurance can still benefit you in getting your labs done. Depending on the insurance company, patients’ insurance may cover the labs that we have them run prior to their appointments.

Do you have financing options?

Patients can elect to sign up with Care Credit, which allows them to choose from 6 or 12 months interest free payment back plan. Patients can apply for a Care Credit account in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, or we can help them apply here in our office.

What is the cost of coming to IBHRT?

Everyone’s needs are different and that’s we encourage you to contact our office to arrange for your own personal consultation. During your consultation, you will learn more about the costs associated with each service to help you reach your goals.

HCG Patients:

  • For a 40 day program of HCG costs $595, which includes all 2 visits with Dr. Purcell, 4 visits with the HCG Coordinator, the HCG prescription, and the books needed to get you through the program.

What kind of payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, debit,and Care Credit, along with Master Card, Visa, and Discover credit cards. Payment is due on the day of the appointment.