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Low Testosterone

Southwest Family Medicine Associates -  - Family Medicine Physician

Southwest Family Medicine Associates

Family Medicine Physicians & Physician Assistants located in Dallas, TX

Most men begin to experience a decline in testosterone after the age of 30. Many men who suffer from low testosterone are unaware of their condition, nor the treatment options available. At Southwest Family Medicine Associates, we offer treatment options like testosterone therapy in many forms: Bioidentical Hormones, Creams, Pellets and Shots. We utilize your insurance to cover the cost of the visits, which helps save you money. We do your labs under insurance, again saving you money. We tailor the treatment and dose to each man’s individual needs—as informed by lab tests. The testosterone therapy forms will be based on mutual decisions between yourself and the provider. If pellets are the therapy chosen, your out-of-pocket cost is for the hormone pellets and the procedure to insert them, which are not covered under insurance. To schedule a visit, please call our office or click the request appointment button.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone responsible for male sexual development and functions. During the teen years, the hormone causes body and facial hair, increased muscle strength, and a deeper voice.

Testosterone levels naturally decrease with age, so older men generally have lower blood testosterone levels than teenagers and young men. Some men have low blood testosterone levels (Low-T) that may cause symptoms or health conditions.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

There are many signs and symptoms of low testosterone, including:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Irritability
  • Poor focus

Having one of the symptoms does not necessarily mean you have low testosterone, but if you have multiple symptoms, you should schedule an appointment at Southwest Family Medicine Associates for testosterone tests.

How is low testosterone treated?

Most men begin to experience a decline in testosterone after age 30, but many suffering from low testosterone are unaware of their condition or the treatment options available. Southwest Family Medicine Associates offer testosterone therapy treatments, including:

Bioidentical hormones

Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones the body naturally produces. The synthetic testosterone is used to treat men who have low testosterone.


A prescription cream can be applied topically to increase production of testosterone.


Pellets are small and are implanted under your skin, usually near the hip, in a simple procedure at Southwest Family Medicine Associates. They slowly release a steady dose of testosterone over three to six months.


A testosterone shot, or injection, is a treatment option for men with low testosterone. The injection is usually given in the buttocks by your doctor.

Your insurance covers the cost of your doctor visits and laboratory tests to save you money. Southwest Family Medicine Associates runs lab tests to tailor your treatment and dose to your specific needs. 

If you and your doctor choose the hormone pellet treatment option, the pellets and insertion procedure are not covered under insurance and are out-of-pocket costs.

To schedule a visit, please call the office, or click the request appointment button to book an appointment today.