This service addresses the hormonal decline seen in women in menopause & men in andropause. Individual and tailored doses of hormones are used based on personal history, baseline lab work and symptoms.
Menopause is defined as 12 months without a menses/period & low hormonal levels documented on blood test. And all women are required to have annual normal mammograms/ thermograms.
Men at any age can begin to see significant decline in testosterone levels for many reasons. ( high stress, obesity, poor diet, medications like antidepressants, blood pressure & statins, testicular surgery, high physical activity) Dr. DiRenzo always checks baseline labs at initial consult.
A detailed history is obtained to make sure there are no contraindications to hormonal therapy such as history of cancer or blood clots.
DR. DIRENZO DOES NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE. FEES LISTED DO NOT INCLUDE COST OF OF SUPPLEMENTS OR TESTING ( ALTHOUGH DEPENDING ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE COVERAGE, BLOOD WORK MAY BE COVERED. BUT IT IS UP TO THE PATIENT TO KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS & WHAT IS COVERED)
*** Although Dr. DiRenzo does not accept insurance for her services, A detailed invoice is provided for patients who wish to use with HSA accounts or who wish to try to submit for possible partial reimbursement from insurance. However, this process of submitting for insurance or HSA reimbursement is solely the responsibility of the patient.
***Lab Work: Much of the lab work may be covered by insurance ( based on individual insurance policies and copays), however some testing ( ie: salivary or urine testing etc.. are out of pocket) . Dr. DiRenzo is mindful of costs & attempts to limit testing when possible.
***Supplement Recommendations: If supplement recommendations are made by Dr DiRenzo, the cost of purchasing them is not included in fees listed. They are to be purchased separately by the patient.
****Filling of compounded or prescription medication recommendations( ie Topical BHRT or progesterone Rx or Thyroid meds) that are made by Dr. Lisa are not included in consultation fees. Like supplements they are to be purchased separately by the patient.
IT IS UP TO THE PATIENT TO KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE BENEFITS & WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THEIR PRESCRIPTION PLAN.
****What to expect at time of scheduling: At time of scheduling all initial consults will be required to make a $200 deposit that will be applied to total cost of appointment. And because of the special order nature and limited shelf-life of compounded IV’s, the cost of IV therapy must be paid in full at time of scheduling IV treatment & can not be refunded for any reason.
****Phone consultations: Dr. Lisa does not do “screening calls or phone consults for new/or potential patients.” Only established patients that have seen Dr. Lisa within the last year can request a phone call. Brief phone consultations that are initiated by an established patient are available only on occasion for a short 15 minute phone call discussion. They are by appointment only, and the fee /rate is $105 per15mins.