Men and women considering hormone replacement therapy in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas are typically savvy consumers who understand that medical services such as HRT can vary in price from clinic to clinic. But even the most sophisticated patient may find it difficult to determine which clinic to choose based on cost.
That’s because there are a number of factors affecting the treatment’s value that may not be reflected in the initial prices quoted. In this blog post, we’ll explain why the answer to what seems to be a relatively simple question can be a bit complicated. Factors such as the hormone delivery method a patient uses, for example, will affect the cost of the treatment. So will the expertise and experience of the providers.
What Is HRT?
Hormonal balance is important to the health of both men and women. Levels of certain hormones—such as testosterone and estrogen—start falling as we age and lead to physical and mental symptoms. These symptoms can be relieved with medically supervised hormone replacement therapy. Most people associate HRT with the symptoms experienced by women going through menopause, but men with low testosterone levels (low T) can benefit substantially from HRT.
These anti-aging treatments can treat symptoms such as:
- Fatigue and lower energy levels
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Lack of concentration
- Loss of muscle mass
Even though hormonal imbalances—especially for younger adults—may have an underlying cause, they are most often associated with aging and are often first noticed after age 40.
What’s Included in the Cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
At Rejuvime Medical, we offer subscription plans that help patients avoid large upfront costs and they fit into most people’s budgets. The average HRT plan at Rejuvime costs $150 per month. This includes:
- Lab work
- Other expenses
These monthly subscriptions also provide patients and their spouses a 15% discount on numerous other services. Not all clinics that offer HRT include all of these services in the cost they quote to potential patients. It’s important to ask specifically what you are paying for and what additional costs may be incurred while you remain under treatment.
Comparing costs when you’re choosing a clinic for HRT is something most patients do, but it’s also important to consider the clinic provider’s reputation, experience, and credentials. Your health is too important to settle for the lowest cost option. If you’re considering HRT or other anti-aging treatments in the Baton Rouge area, you can contact us using the online form to schedule a consultation. Or call us at one of our locations: (225) 960-1580 (Baton Rouge) or (504) 252-9579 (Metairie).