What Our Patients Are Saying…
What Our Patients Are Saying…
I had heard about Testosterone Replacement Therapy for several years on youtube and health forums but presumed I would have to travel to New York or Harley Street to get a decent level of service. These forums talked about “blood work” and finding a doctor who understands how to design the best protocol. The administration of hormones via a needle is a daunting and nerve-wracking prospect.
On meeting with Dr Stevens, I found him to be someone who I could talk to honestly about the effects of aging and the challenges of being a man in the modern era. In my twenties, I had felt invincible but as the bald patch had spread a little bit of life force had slipped every year after around the age of 27/28.
At age 34 I began a course of TRT therapy designed by Dr Stevens. He clearly possesses a deep understanding of the subject but does not seek to dominate or baffle patients with it. He dips in and shares his expertise accessibly for the benefit and understanding of the common man. The blood analysis meant that the protocol was tweaked a couple of times before we hit the optimum figures.
The effect on my well-being is immense. I feel lively and spritely. I have adopted cold showers on a Monday morning and feel a vigour that had slipped away. I am amazed when I share my experience with my less open-minded peers that they shake their heads and draw parallels with gym steroid users. As I see them look overweight and sluggish I feel sorry for their narrow mindedness.
This is clearly the way to a sustainable way of being the best version of oneself. It then spreads in to other areas of life such as diet, mental wellness and taking a pride in oneself.
I started my journey with testosterone therapy exactly one year ago, at 23 years old. I suffered from most of the symptoms; low energy, fatigue, my libido was sub-par. I was tired even with over 8 hours of sleep a night, but those symptoms were not the ones that got me to investigate further, it was the depression, anxiety and a confidence drop which lead me to a very dark place, I lost all hope until I started digging.
I educated myself on testosterone and testosterone therapy and everything around it. I listened to podcasts, read books, watched videos and researched online as much as I could. I went through 8 different doctors who refused to prescribe me, or even asses me due to my levels being within range, but no where near where they should be for my age. All my symptoms were ignored, I was told by multiple doctors that “it was all in my head,” I left doctors offices feeling insulted, with my last words to them being “go f*** yourself”.
Eventually this lead me to a private clinic, the doctor agreed my levels were low for my age and was ready to listen to me about my symptoms. I was eventually prescribed 1ml of Sustanon 250 every 10 days, although this was very expensive and the doctors in most of the private clinics are not updated on testosterone therapy as they are in the US, within the first week I instantly felt better. I eventually went with another provider for a more convenient price, I stayed on the same protocol and I felt about 60-70 percent of my normal self, I wanted more and I wanted to feel more balanced and I felt like I never was able to achieve that.
This lead me to further research and I discovered Dr. Stevens; I liked his approach and what he preached, so I booked a consultation. Initially he put me on a way lower dose and added HCG which was alarming at first because once you find a solution and you come from that dark place, the last thing on earth you want to hear is to have it taken away or tampered with. The first month I felt like s**t, but Dr.Stevens assured me it would take time and to just be patient. I dealt with it and with a few adjustments to my protocol I feel absolutely amazing. I went from 60 percent to 90 instantly and I am still improving. I am on the lowest dose of testosterone I have ever been on since starting and my levels are the highest and I feel the best.
It’s nice to have my old-self back again and actually feel my age. I’ve always lived a healthy lifestyle and ate well and trained hard but with sub-par levels you see no return on the investment. Now I am able to progress in the gym again, I am in the best shape of my life and in the best place I have ever been mentally and I owe that to Dr. Stevens. He understands what goes into TRT because he is passionate about it and you can’t fake it as it shows in the level of care he gives to his patients. All in all, I am the best I’ve been in years and on my way to being the best I’ve ever been, and that would have not been achieved without Dr. Stevens and the Men’s Health Clinic.
I have only been with TMHC for 6 months, but my TRT journey is now in its 6th year and I can honestly say for the first time I actually feel like the future is bright.
I could write for a long time about how the NHS failed me, even a private Endo felt that a reading of 4.9 nmol/L following up by 7.6 was perfectly normal for a man of 29 but what I really want to stress is that even when you do realise there is help out there, that all is not as it seems.
Dr Stevens is actually the first Dr I have been under the full-time care of. Prior to this, I had experience of two ‘Providers’ and I use that term because that is exactly what they were. It would not be appropriate for me to discuss in detail about other people here but I can talk with experience when I say that the level of care you will receive with TMHC does not even deserve to be compared.
There are two areas in which I believe there is a huge difference. Firstly, you are dealing with a real Dr, every time. Even when I was under the care of a very professional provider, the aftercare between appointments was often guess work and this is not the way to manage such a complex condition. The other factor here for me is the consistency of dealing with the same Dr who learns and adapts your programme to the smallest detail. Secondly and as important, is the level of care and service. When I first contacted TMHC I thought the same as a lot of you will – “Wow, why is the appointment that long?” “Why do I have to wait so long?” “If the appointment is that much, will I afford the treatment?”
I am so glad I still attended. Within 5 minutes with Dr Stevens I felts somebody wanted to learn about me. I’d seen a total of 5 Dr’s up to this point but finally somebody was investing the time…90 minutes flew by. I learnt about TRT, I laughed, I felt normal!
I left that first session clear on my protocol and we even did my first injections… bearing in mind I’d been on TRT for months before that I really had no idea.
Since that first appointment we’ve had the required follow up and we are already tweaking my programme with another blood test just done and some more changes to come.
Joining TMHC is the best decision I could have made and I continue to make progress – long may it continue.
I had been struggling with a decline in my energy levels, anxiety, libido and fat gain for many years. During this period, I had looked at every part of my life to try and improve my health, from the gym to personal development. I got more and more into fitness, thinking I wasn’t doing enough, I did slim down but it was a massive struggle to maintain a normal life, work, marriage, kids and going to the gym There was little reward. I really struggled with why this was the case, I was eating healthy, had given up drinking, I meditated, practised yoga, but the symptoms still remained and got worse over time. I would suffer from tension-type headaches due to anxiety and stress. All of it was a cycle of ill-effects causing many symptoms.
I went through the NHS, tried antidepressants, beta blockers but none of it touched the symptoms. I had bloods done by my then doctor, who said my hormone levels were too low, so sent me to a Urologist. He dismissed me straight away and said it was all in my head. My levels were at the bottom of the scale, others were way over, and that was fine for him. Not for me though, so I went to the The Men’s Health Clinic 7 months ago and became a patient of Dr Stevens. It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. I’m no longer suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone, I feel better than I have ever in my life. My energy levels are back to normal, I can go to the gym and recover in time, I can do DIY all weekend and not suffer in the week. My mental well-being has improved greatly, my confidence, my outlook on life and one of the best things, my anxiety has gone. Having suffered anxiety for 25 years this is a relief I can’t describe.
Dr Stevens and Lydia provide a fantastic, professional service. Having an experienced doctor and team look after you is priceless, I could not be happier with the decision to be a patient of The Men’s Health Clinic.
Thanks to Dr Robert Stevens and 3 month of his gold standard treatment i finally feel human again!
Prior to this I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia and dysfunctional gastric syndrome by NHS specialists and told I did not need hormone treatment, 3 month with Dr Stevens the fibromyalgia and dysfunctional gastric syndrome is gone.
I realised how caring Dr Stevens was even before my first consultation when he had to support me through the side effects of my previous NHS protocol and guide me through an unbearable storm of suffering just to reach the starting point with him.
During my first consultation he immediately put me at ease, made me laugh out loud, reassured me, designed an individualised plan of action that met my specific needs and explained each step of the journey ahead in remarkable detail.
Whenever I was in doubt or struggling, he was extremely responsive to any issues that needed to be resolved. You are not left hanging or abandoned as part of The Men’s Health Clinic, instead given swift and effective support whenever a need arises.
Dr Stevens is extremely passionate and his approach to Testosterone Replacement Therapy is always a thoughtful and cautious one, emphasising safety and minimising the side effects. He has planned out every step of the process from the consultation and blood tests, to the review and protocol design, to ordering the medication and the best preparation/injection techniques, and finally maximising quality of life and eliminating any negative symptoms. This is done via individual consultations, email correspondence, an online website and blog, useful YouTube video demonstrations and through social media to promote health awareness.
I truly feel under the care of someone who has my best interests at heart and part of a community now. I have been through some dark times and my current protocol is already starting to lift me up to a better place in life. I look forward to improving even more and I really do acknowledge and appreciate the dedication, effort and leadership required to provide a groundbreaking service like this.
I have already recommended The Men’s Health Clinic to close family members and friends.
Having spent 2 years with my NHS Endocrinologist, only to end up complaining to PALS, I decided that enough was enough. I caused my own case of mixed primary/secondary hypogonadism; it was clear I would not recover fully. I had low testosterone for years. I needed a Doctor who would follow what the guidelines say, and who cares about his patients. That’s why I went through with TMHC, after finding them on Excelmale.
I am very pleased I met Dr. Stevens and am under his care. He is knowledgeable, both clinically and scientifically, and is very honest and open about a subject that had become a 2-year long nightmare for me. He absolutely cares about his patients and tailors accordingly to individual needs, and his treatment is indeed effective and safe. He wants to ensure that I meet healthy levels with regard to my blood markers. It is clear that the health and well-being of his patients is paramount to him.
Dr. Stevens also stresses the importance of exercise, diet, and healthy stress-free lifestyles to his patients, so that issues, otherwise given drugs for in the NHS, can be prevented and/or resolved.
The clinic itself is also incredibly friendly and Lydia is particularly helpful. I can honestly say that my health and well-being is in safe hands. I definitely recommend TMHC to anyone who needs TRT or further advice with how to deal with hypogonadism.
I first heard about TMHC at the start of 2018 on a fitness forum, where people were discussing the lack of support for men with low testosterone levels. Dr Stevens and TMHC were mentioned several times as the best private clinic to visit.
Initially I was very nervous about booking an appointment due to my low testosterone levels being caused by steroid use in my 20s. However, after my initial consultation, all my worries were laid to rest. Dr Stevens is both professional and courteous and a very rare breed of Dr in this day and age, as he actually sat and listened to me and I left the appointment feeling that someone actually cares about my health and well-being.
All of my appointments since have been of the same high standard and both Dr Stevens and Lydia are always on hand to address any concerns that I or any of their other patients may have.
I’m only a couple months into my treatment but I’m constantly making improvements physically and mentally. Knowing that TMHC are on hand, takes away a huge amount of stress from the whole situation and I have recommended the clinic to several associates that would benefit from the services offered.
I hope the clinic carries on going from strength to strength and can start to offer further services in the future to help aid men with their health and well-being.
After around three years of attempting to get suitable treatment elsewhere, I came across the TMHC online and emailed Dr Stevens. His reply was very quick (this remains the case every time I contact him) and it was clear he was not only exceptionally well versed in the latest treatment options, but his passion for his business was obvious.
I’m very happy to say I have now met Dr Stevens and I am now under his care. He was very professional but immediately made me feel at ease talking about a somewhat uncomfortable subject.
My journey has only just begun but I feel for the first time in years, I’m heading in the right direction and that my health and well-being could not be in safer hands. I would highly recommend the TMHC to anyone who feels they may require treatment and is looking for clear professional advice and a great service.
Feeling increasingly tired and demotivated, and with blood test results showing low to borderline testosterone levels, I wasted time visiting other doctors, and eventually made the effort to visit Dr Stevens a few weeks ago.
I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. His common sense approach was what I had been looking for and I have already begun to feel significantly better. I would highly recommend TMHC as the first port of call to any man with concerns regarding their hormonal health and does not wish to simply accept tolerating a decline in their quality of life.
As a patient of Dr Robert Stevens, I would like to add my comments for anyone interested in the service, both he and his staff provide at The Men’s Health Clinic.
Firstly, I have conducted numerous research and consulted other professionals in the realm of TRT. Some have been very helpful in terms of confessing a lack of competence in this area and others (although maybe competent) I’ve found to not very informative and very hard to connect with/reach out to.
Dr Stevens is extremely careful in his approach and considers a wide variety of variables and safe practices that makes you feel involved and part of the process. I’ve found them highly tuned in to me as a client and not only effective in determining and adjusting processes but very conscientious in regards to what they provide.
To men this highlights the difference between those that want to make a difference and those that do not really see any meaningful implications to the work they do.
In terms of leadership, it’s of my view that unless people can lead themselves effectively they will struggle and fail in leading others most of the time. There’s a a great combined leadership approach that sits well with me in terms of maintaining my own autonomy whilst seeking professional advice.
I have been very impressed with the professionalism and quality of care from Dr Stevens and The Men’s Health Clinic. They offer bespoke care, centred directly around a patient’s needs and are very knowledgeable about treatment options. Dr Stevens experience and expertise in the field of HRT is exceptional.
At the Men’s Health Clinic they also go above and beyond, to provide you with practical advice on the safe and effective administration of medication, as well as advice on obtaining the correct medical supplies. You feel supported at every step, which is so important.
I’ve been a patient of theirs for a short period of time. I have spent a few months asking questions and have found their staff to be conscientious, caring, knowledgeable and a great source on information in matters relating to my hormonal health.
I would recommend TMHC to any man that is serious about seeking professional guidance in matters of hormone health as relates to optimal health overall.
At the beginning of 2018, I had been given the details of The Men’s Health Clinic. I emailed them straight away and because of past experience with another Clinic or Facilitator, I wasn’t expecting such a responsive genuine reply so soon. Appointment was made to go to the Poole and my mind was made up, these were the people I would be going with.
This isn’t a quick fix or a ‘get well in a week taking a couple of pills’, this is a commitment for life and without even meeting Dr Stevens, I knew he had my best interests at heart. This is way more than a business to him. Fair to say, due to my symptoms I was edgy, questioning and pretty concerned. Dr Stevens always took my calls, replied to emails and explained everything with no questions asked. I hadn’t even been to see him yet!
There are no two ways about it, without this treatment things would be very different, in all the ways associated when you require TRT treatment. Both Lydia, who works with him and Dr Stevens to this day, are responsive, accommodating and courteous. The advice is always personal and detailed and there is nothing ever suggested that isn’t in my best interest or without looking at my bloods to assess what is right and where I am at. There are no other clinics that do what they do or how they do it, it’s that simple. There are TRT clinics of course, along with facilitators charging ludicrous prices and then there is The Men’s Health Clinic. It’s a no brainer.
I was starting to display some of the symptoms of low testosterone about a year ago, however I did not suffer with depression or brain fog. I had bad ED, lacked motivation, lacked self-confidence, little libido and was starting to put on a pound or two.
I had a couple of appointments with my GP, but on both times, they were pretty dismissive that it could be hormone levels, they did do blood tests on both occasions but failed to do a hormone profile. I guess the NHS has bigger fires to fight than put a 60-year-old on TRT, so when my GP gave me a card with details of a Psychiatric Consultant, I gave up.
After a consultation and two blood tests, my testosterone level was found to be way below the accepted minimum.
I would like to state, at this point I was totally made aware of all the pro’s and con’s of this kind of therapy. In fact, the whole process was done in a totally professional manner and felt as relaxed as I could be, bearing in mind my self-confidence issue.
The aftercare and instructional videos that went with this are great, even I had no problems with them.
Within two weeks on starting the therapy I was starting to notice a difference and 7 odd weeks into the therapy I am not only going for 5 mile runs but am now looking at improving my times. All the other bits are starting to work again if you follow my drift and I feel the old “Me” is back.
I first came to see Rob in early 2018. I had been diagnosed with low testosterone by the NHS and had started treatment with them. After months of treatment on testosterone gel, my levels had barely gone anywhere and I was still below the normal range. I was offered testosterone Nebido but was not confident in the effect it would have. This is when I decided to make an appointment with The Men’s Health Clinic and come to see Rob after discovering him on an online testosterone replacement therapy group on Facebook.
I was 24 years old and my levels had been fluctuating between around 3.5 and 8nmol/l which is very low, especially for my age. After around 4 weeks of treatment with Rob on Testosterone Enanthate and HCG, my levels rose to around 47nmol/l. That was an incredible turnaround. Ever since then, we have been working together to dial those levels back down towards a normal range and they are now at around 36 nmol/l, which although is slightly above the normal range, my free testosterone is brought back into the normal range by my SHBG levels.
This shows that less is sometimes more when it comes to treatment and a lot of guys feel a lot better being in the normal rang than too high – such as anxiety and high haematocrit levels. There are also side effects of being too high. Rob is an excellent doctor and the treatment you will receive with him is likely to far outweigh that of the NHS (who I have great respect for, but they just don’t have the knowledge or personal touch that Rob does).
Top marks given, I owe a lot to you guys. I went from struggling to stay focused with daily tasks and neglecting my business, to thriving and achieving more.
I have been very impressed with the service I have received from The Men’s Health Clinic and would highly recommend them. The staff are friendly and professional and really go the extra mile for their patients. I have received personalised and attentive care from the clinic and whenever I have a question they respond thoroughly and promptly.
I had had low testosterone for over a year and was seeing a consultant on the NHS for the problem. After a number of months on treatment, my T levels had not changed on the Testogel I had been prescribed and I was offered Nebido. Some people work well with this, however, a lot of feedback from people with experience in using it was that it did not work well for them. I was part of an online forum for guys suffering with the same issues and on there, I found Dr Stevens. His knowledge of this area is very good and it is comforting to know you are getting help from a qualified doctor. He is there to answer questions whenever you have them and is always available to help. The treatment is tailored to each individual to get the levels right and you are monitored well. Recommended!’
I am 58 and have been a patient of Dr Stevens for about a year.
My story is apparently like so many men of my age, a perceived gradual drift downhill of apparently age related symptoms. Over the previous 2 years prior to beginning treatment with Dr Stevens I experienced diminishing energy levels , often falling asleep in the evenings, was gradually losing body strength and muscle mass and gaining body fat instead. Focusing at work was becoming ever difficult, on occasion struggling to get a physical and mental grip on tasks that had previously been almost second nature.
The worst and most devastating symptom though, was the ever-decreasing sex drive. Having been been prescribed conventional ED medication about 4 years previously, to be taken when necessary but had been dosing ever more frequently as the medication was no longer had the same desired effect. My partner and I were heading for serious relationship issues stemming from my avoidance excuses and her becoming convinced that I had lost interest in her.
Having previously been able to keep an almost constant positive outlook, my symptoms were slowly pushing me into deep lows of depression. I researched widely on the internet, concluded that the symptoms had to be testosterone deficiency related and went to see my GP. The blood tests came back with low T but right on the cusp of the NHS definition of “normal” so no treatment was offered. The crux and most infuriating of all, was having the GP, who was about the same age, tell me “ You are getting older and just have to live with it”. That made me mad as hell!! and I refused to accept this, searched for private treatment and was over the moon to discover Dr Stevens clinic in the area . The initial consultation was very professional, relaxed and reassuring. Extensive blood tests confirmed the previous results, I was prescribed Nebido injections and received the first one about 2 weeks later.
My sex drive kicked back in almost immediately after the first shot and that alone pulled me out of the depression. For the first few weeks, both my partner and I were on “cloud nine” but then some not so pleasant side effects began. There was, what I can only describe as, a roller coaster of lows and highs with the the lows getting worse as I approached the next injection. I received a top up after 6 weeks that ceased the roller coaster within a day but then acute acne appeared all over my face and back that took around two embarrassing weeks to settle down. Similar symptoms occurred after the third injection and after another consultation with Dr Stevens, he recommended that I switch to Testogel which I have been applying daily for the last 7 months.
Since beginning Testogel, I haven’t thus far looked back. I feel constantly stable with no perceivable side effects and I would describe my general feeling of well being as somewhere around euphoric. My strength and clarity of mind have returned, I have gained back all the lost muscle (plus a lot more and without even trying). My body fat is gradually and noticeably decreasing and my libido and stamina are seemingly comparable to age 25.
If my own experience is anything to go by, you don’t have to accept being told “you are getting older so what do you expect”. This is not a given and improving physical and mental state is within one’s own responsibility to take control of.
Being under the care of Dr Stevens at the clinic has thus far been life changing for me and my partner and I can’t thank or recommend him highly enough.
Although I am sure that my condition was gradually worsening over several years, at around the age of 50 all the classical signs of low testosterone accelerated quickly. It was so noticeable and I felt I was aging so quickly that I thought that I had a life changing illness. People I knew were saying I looked older. I felt older. I had aches and pains. I was getting softer and fatter. I had no energy, felt depressed and grumpy and I was seriously under performing in the bedroom.
I went to my Doctor and he took me seriously. I had a barrage of tests and examinations which produced no answers. I broached the subject of low testosterone and although my Doctor was not overly enthusiastic he ordered the test and it came back as very low but within the normal range. As far as my Doctor and the NHS were concerned, normal was normal and that was the end of that.
I was convinced that testosterone was playing a major part with my health issues. I sought out Doctor Stevens and he started me on a trial of Testogel. I have been on the treatment for nearly two years now. I am now fit, healthy and basically back to the old me I remember.
I have two recommendations to anybody who cares to take them –
After spending my early 20’s experimenting with the gym and some products that I shouldn’t have, I found myself completely shut down by the age of 25.
My relationship suffered the most as I had no desire or ability. I was always tired and fatigued, felt weak and down which is the complete opposite of my personality. Finally I was recommended Dr. Stevens. He was like an answer to my prayers after 4 years of trying absolutely everything from going to my GP (who didn’t want to know) to even being hypnotised. After my initial consultation and blood test he very quickly identified the issue and along with it, a solution. Explained it all in a manner that I could understand and process. Didn’t make me feel worse like my GP did.
I started TRT about 4 months ago now and honestly could not be happier, I am back to my energetic, confident happy self and I feel like a man again. I feel like I did when I was 18. After 4 very dark years of thinking that I had to accept that’s what my life would be like Dr. Stevens, as cliche as it sounds was the light at the end of a dark tunnel. I cannot recommend him enough.
If you feel or are suffering from what I was please please go and see him. Speak up, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about and there’s always a solution.
I genuinely can’t thank you enough Dr. Stevens (as can my partner).
I feel amazing, my quality of life has improved 100%. I cannot thank you and Dr Stevens enough, you have literally given me my life back! So please accept the following testimonial with my gratitude…
I am a 39 year old father of three, I have been active all my life, involved in many different sports since the age of 16 – competitive powerlifting,martial arts and various other contact sports – always active and always training for something. About a year or so ago, I noticed that i was starting to run out of energy by the middle of the week and found myself getting up each day with a mental fog and generally just having no motivation. Naturally I went to my GP where i was told it was just wear and tear after years of training and basically told to slow down! At the time I was almost 38 years old and yet the way I felt, was so exhausted all the time. Then I began to not sleep properly and even worse began to experience a drop in my libido which started to cause a few issues with my wife which caused me to fall into a little bit of a depression.
After, things continued to decline so I again went to my GP and this time asked for them to test my testosterone levels as I had read a few articles during my studies regarding the effects of low testosterone and wondered if this was a possible cause for what i was experiencing. After a blood test it turned out i had almost no testosterone in my body which, as you can imagine, was very concerning. This prompted me to immediately look for some way to correct this and after searching on the internet, I came across Preventative Health Doctors.
I emailed Dr Robert Stevens and literally heard back almost immediately. I booked a consultation as soon as possible and shortly after was actually sat in Dr.Stevens office being spoken too with care and understanding and in a manner which put my mind at ease, as straight away I felt I had found an understanding doctor who didn’t see just another appointment, but a person in need of help.
Straight away the treatment was explained in easy to understand terms, no medical jargon, and shortly after a blood test I began treatment and haven’t looked back since. Each week since beginning treatment my life is improving, I have drive, energy and have regained desire to get up and do things and enjoy family time more. Training in the gym has become fun again and my personal relationship with my wife has never been better, I even get a full nights sleep every night and get up ready to tackle the world.
I feel fantastic and have certainly recommended to various friends and members of my social group who are experiencing any of the issues I had to go see Dr.Stevens and start getting back their lives as they are not ready to be boxed and shelved yet, there is hope and through Preventative Health Doctors I have found a new lease on my life!!
I’m a 37 year old male and over the last few years Ive noticed a gradual decline in a few key aspects of my life. I went through many relationships where my performance came into question, had problems with impotence which made me quite depressed and anxious.
After about 2 years of being afraid of getting into situations where I knew I had a problem I decided to get myself checked out at a private clinic and with the NHS. My testosterone came back “in range” yet on the low end (maybe for a 65-70 year old man) but the NHS would tell me I’m “normal”. I knew something was amiss. I was at a wits end and was going to go the underground route to see if that would help.
I was looking for sources on a bunch of forums and while asking advice on the excellent forum Excelmale I was referred to Dr Stevens website. I sent the Dr my results and told him my symptoms he agreed that I am a decent candidate for therapy so he booked me. On consultation, we talked about my symptoms and history (I lost a testicle at age 13 due to testicular torsion after a football injury) and then he took my blood levels. It turns out that my testosterone, although was still in range, yet low end, it was my Oestradiol (Oestrogen – Female hormone) that was the problem. It was surprisingly extremely low, which causes much of the same symptoms as low testosterone, my other hormone results suggested that my brain was working extremely hard to make up for the single testicle down below which was also causing symptoms.
I was diagnosed with Primary Hypogonadism which is a problem with the testicles (Secondary being a problem with the brain) Dr Stevens put me on a protocol of 125mg Testosterone Enanthate per week split into 2 injections (to keep levels constant) and 300IU of HCG twice weekly (to maintain fertility). I was a little worried about injecting but after the demonstration by Dr Stevens it was easy and I hardly feel it anymore. The results actually felt instant which is probably the placebo effect. But over the next few weeks I noticed my virility returning, morning erections and noticing the opposite sex a heck of a lot more, which helped lift the insidious fog that has been plaguing me over the last years. I also started to feel more outspoken, confident and social, I felt a lot more like I used to 10 years or so ago. Its almost 3 months down the line now and I can attest that my sex life has resumed and I am dating again. I am running a few different businesses, my time in the gym is now paying off as I can see my body start to change (I’ve always been training, but felt I was just spinning the wheels) for the better and at 37 years old I felt like an old man, but now although I realise I am right at the start of this new life I do feel like a young man again.
Through one further consultation Dr Steven has optimised my hormone levels, testosterone is on the high end, Oestrogen is smack in the middle, red blood cells Haemocrit is exactly where it should be too. I don’t need to go back for another 6 months so the costs aren’t high, but how can you put a price on your happiness and quality of life?!
I have many friends the same age as me, who if I notice they are feeling like I am I will immediately put them in touch with Dr Stevens. The risks associated with low testosterone are huge and I would be doing my friends a disservice if I didn’t.
For all that are considering TRT and not sure weather it’s for you, or think “is it worth it?”, here is my story…
I am in a long relationship with my fiance and have a very busy lifestyle, but for a while I felt demotivated, always tired and sex drive was low at best. I spoke with a friend and he told me about TRT. I did all the research under the sun and so the next step was to arrange the consult.
They make you feel relaxed and go through everything with you. Once going through the financial side, which was a big question and to be honest it’s not a lot in the grand scheme of your health and well being. I am 3 months in, sex drive is back, feel good factor is there, body is definitely leaner and stronger in the gym.
August 2017 – VIP Consultation
When I came to The Men’s Health Clinic I knew certain things about myself. You can probably relate…
There were a few things I didn’t know…
I came to visit Dr Stevens without any assumptions or expectations about what would happen. We talked about topics that i could never get a GP to talk about in the NHS. We talked about the stuff that mattered to me. We talked about my quality of life and what has been changing. We talked about stress management and how that could be affecting me. I was greeted with compassion, care and empathy from Doctor Stevens in a private environment in an un-rushed manner. I had his undivided attention, and 100% of his knowledge working to solve my issues.
We decided to take a small blood test, and i found out something else i did not know – My hormonal profile was not supporting the lifestyle i wanted to achieve, and was low by objective medical standards. This is important to me – Its not some forum on the internet – there are standard amounts of hormones you should find in your blood and i was naturally lower than where they should be. It wasn’t “broscience” or an internet sales pitch. It was a real lab giving me real data with real standard to compare it against. From there we decided that the best course of action for me was to try and round of TRT. The results have been amazing.
If you are a hard worker, and care about your quality of life and well being, Its worth having the consult. The information is empowering and coupled with Dr Stevens expertise it helped my realise the quality of life i knew I could have and that i deserved.
Very appreciative to benefit from an hour long consultation, during which Dr Stevens explained the risks and benefits of treatment, in what I perceived as a balanced and very informed manner. I had many questions which were patiently answered to my satisfaction. Dr Stevens is a warm and empathetic doctor, who demonstrates a clear commitment to helping his patients improve their quality of life. Initial consultation covered lifestyle issues, diet, sleep hygiene and other elements rather than focusing entirely on TRT.
Administration of treatment and sterile protocols were clearly demonstrated during the follow up consultation and written instructions were provided. Hormone therapy is a significant decision which patients will consider carefully, but I was confident that I’d be in safe hands and would be receiving appropriate evidence based treatment.
Dr Stevens is approachable and has been available by email and telephone to answer questions, discuss test results and any further action required in my case.
As for results – now feeling absolutely fantastic. I’m grateful for full remission of fatigue symptoms after four months of treatment, better sleep and concentration, and an overall increase in quality of life.
Thank you Dr Stevens
As you pass your 40’s, inevitably, or so I thought, your body begins to tell you that you can’t do everything quite as easily as you did when you were in your 20’s and 30’s. So do we all listen to our bodies, pop on the slippers, recline into our cosy armchair and look forward to a warm mug of cocoa and bed time?…Some do, I didn’t; I started to research.
As a 40 something active guy with a company to run and a zest for life I was determined to sort this out. During my research I came across a number of firms online who professed to be able to balance hormones and give you back your 20 something mojo; but a little extra digging revealed the generic nature of these services. Give blood, nameless, faceless analysis and a GP at the end to prescribe. I wanted to see specialist, someone who I could talk to about my own symptoms, someone who would take a real interest in ‘optimising’ me.
That’s when a came across Dr Stevens and that was one of the greatest decisions I have made in a very long time. From my first consultation Dr Stevens’ personality, knowledge and passion was infectious. He took time to explain to me all of my options, what I could expect and most importantly how he would work with me to tailor my treatment to me. True to his word, Dr Stevens has fine-tuned my treatment and I’m feeling great, more energy, more sex drive, faster recovery, better sleep patterns, greater ability to deal with work pressures and stress, the list goes on. If you are not ready for the armchair and coco, want to work with a specialist to fight back against the aging process, Dr Stevens is most certainly your man.
Was highly recommend to see Dr Stevens and I have to say it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with such an approachable and down to earth professional. My treatment is going extremely well and I am looking forward to his continued help. I cannot sing his praises enough, 10 out of 10.
Without sounding cheesy, this is the best thing I’ve ever done, never realised how low you get when your hormones aren’t quite right and second to that how much better life is when everything is in sync and at the highest level.
I found Dr Rob online. Initial consultation was friendly and informative, and the tests were very comprehensive. No question was left unanswered.
TRT has changed my life, I have more energy and confidence and I am much happier.
I would recommend the service to anyone.
Hello Dr Stevens,
Following on from my consultation today I just wanted to send a quick email thanking you for making me feel like me again. If you would like to use this as a testimonial for future clients, please feel free.
Around the age of 28 I noticed I was in decline generally, I could not pinpoint the exact cause. I was at the time working for the Police and under a great deal of stress both mentally and physically, although I had a great life and enjoyed my career very much I knew there was something wrong.
As the years went by I consulted my GP on various occasions. Although well meaning, he would always come back with the stock reply, that I was suffering from the effects of stress and needed to alter my lifestyle. During my last consultation, I was offered a diagnosis of depression and offered medication. That was the last time I spoke with my GP regarding the matter, I have known clinical depression and how I was feeling coupled with the physical symptoms, it was an enigma yes, depression no.
As I aged I noticed things were getting worse and thanks to many hours research on the internet, I had a working theory, I was suffering from low testosterone. However, being 6’4″ with a fair covering of facial and body hair I knew it would be pointless discussing this matter with my cash strapped NHS GP.
I selected several companies offering TRT and The Men’s Health Clinic was one of them. Living in Swansea I knew I would have to travel for treatment there were several in London but the fees they were charging were borderline obscene.
The Men’s Health Clinic were transparent about the costs involved, I also liked the idea of injections rather than gels. Although I know they have their place, topical gels would not have suited me. From the moment I walked into the office, I knew you were someone I could work with. By this point I was working as a nurse and I knew you had detailed knowledge of your field. As you will remember I had some concerns about starting the treatment, namely that I would turn into a steroid rage driven lunatic but you reassured me in a professional but relaxed way that I would not.
It is now six months since I commenced treatment and I can honestly say I have not looked back, my treatment with Nebido and HCG is nothing short of remarkable. Yes, there are costs involved with the therapy but in my opinion they are negligible when compared to how much better I feel. Now I sleep soundly every night for 8 hours, I have my strength and stamina back and I laugh and love life just as I did in my mid 20’s, I am also happy that my blood is screened regularly to check the effects of the treatment.
Should any of your perspective patients wish to chat with another patient I am more than happy to share my experience with them.
Thank you again, best wishes.
I’d been investigating TRT for some time. It was a subject that I had some knowledge about so was looking for a clinician that could be trusted, had a new perspective, and was also one that I could get on with. Living outside London was also an issue as there are a number of people inside London, but something there just wasn’t a fit.
Dealing with Rob was a delight. He is approachable, knowledgeable and realistic. He dealt with all questions with the right level of detail for me. As a pedantic soul I was more than happy! Treatment so far has made all parts of my life 10-20% better. My well being has improved, I have more ‘pep in my step’ and I also don’t feel like I am having a treatment. It’s just part of my life which happens to enhance it.
Hi Rob, I would like to let you know how helpful you & the practice are towards my health care and through the manner you give on a personal basis with your patients. Thanks again.
I am 75 years old and started treatment for ED in august this year. It has worked and my girlfriend will agree!
I used to be over 18 stones and managed to lose a lot of weight to the point of being 11 stones. However, I have always had issues developing stamina or muscle mass, hence why I was referred to Dr. Stevens who had my blood checked and confirmed that I had a hormonal imbalance which was affecting me. Now nearly 6 months into treatment and my life has changed for the better. My physical activity; stamina and overall health has improved, I cannot thank him enough. His advice comforted me and made me feel that I am in expert hands, and thankfully after all this time, I am seeing results which were beyond my expectations.
TRT is a lifestyle change and has taught me that mood and psychological state has a direct affect on maintaining health. It has also impacted my sexual life in a positive way. I would strongly recommend this treatment to anyone who has never had a hormonal check and suspects that low testosterone could be the reason affecting their overall health/stamina/sex drive.
I was suffering from low testosterone symptoms, was surfing the internet and came across Dr Robert Stevens at Preventative Health Doctors. I decided to get in contact with Dr Stevens about my symptoms and go and have a consultation with him. At the end of the consultation, I decided to go on a trial of TRT therapy.
Within one month of being on testosterone, my sex drive has returned just like when I was a teenager, my energy has started to return and I’m experiencing big improvement with my moods. My confidence has also improved. I would recommend TRT therapy to anyone, just wish I had treatment sooner.
Dr Robert Stevens is a down to earth friendly guy who listens to all of your problems and is willing to help you. Preventative Health Doctors is a clean friendly clinic with reasonable prices. Excellent service, 10 out of 10.
Very friendly staff; quiet, clean, professional establishment. Would highly recommend to anyone suffering with low T and looking for treatment. Dr Stevens has gone above and beyond. Finding a Dr to listen to someone like myself, a young guy with low T has been hard to find so very grateful to Dr Stevens for his continued help.
Only started treatment a few months ago and so far it has helped me with my symptoms massively and I’m looking forward to seeing even more improvement in the future.
Four years ago, and still in my mid thirties, I started to investigate the possibility that I suffer from low testosterone. I knew from looking online that the symptoms were a match to mine and was confident that testosterone was the issue. My GP agreed to blood tests and the results showed that I was low (11.1) but just above the threshold for treatment set by the NHS. My GP insisted that I was ‘fine’ and that “some people are just tuned differently”. I felt like I had no option but to put up with my symptoms.
Four years on (and feeling worse), I decided to get tested again, but this time by a specialist. After contacting the Preventative Health Doctors they conducted blood tests confirming that my levels were still low (now 8.1). Dr Robert Stevens listened, explained the costs (not anywhere near as expensive as I thought) and then proceeded to tailor a treatment plan for me. It was such a relief to talk to someone who understood the condition, the impact it has and how to treat it.
Four months into treatment and I am starting to feel the benefit. I know from personal experience that Low T can have a huge effect on your life, and I would recommend treatment from the the Preventative Health Dr’s to anyone.
I wanted to give you some feedback on the treatment I am receiving. I am a 50 year old man and for many years now I have felt tired, lethargic with a low sex drive leading to depression. I visited my G.P on a number of occasions and was told ‘there is a lot of it going around’ on the last visit I asked if I could be suffering from low testosterone levels as I had a gut feeling it maybe hormonal,my persistence eventually led to a blood test that did indeed confirm I had very low testosterone but that nothing could be done.
My sister is a nurse and knew of Preventative Health Doctors and Dr. Rob Stevens and suggested he may be able to help. I made an appointment to see Dr Stevens, he visited my home and checked my medical history, he also give me a physical examination to rule out any other cause. My last blood test results were reviewed and he informed me my testosterone levels were ‘through the floor and that I would be a good candidate for TRT therapy’. I was happy to proceed and started a course of treatment soon after.
The results have been truly spectacular! Within 3 months I have more energy, a more positive outlook and a high sex drive. I have started working out at the gym like I used to when younger, I feel terrific and have my life back.
Thank God for Drs like Rob, that are willing to look outside mainstream thinking and really try and help, not just push pills at you and tell you its all in your mind. I intend to stay on TRT for as long as possible and hope men of all ages seek help if they have symptoms like mine.
As men, I suppose we don’t like to think we can have hormone problems, but we can and do and I am proof that there is treatment available from Preventative Health Doctors and that it really works.
Thanks once again Dr Stevens and team.