As we age, testosterone levels drop as well.  At Contemporary Health Center, we are committed to providing relief for men and women suffering from symptoms of hormone deficiency.  With a free consultation and a simple blood test, Dr. Bloy can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.We are finding great success for our patients with this time-tested process, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy. Utilizing a quick, simple, painless in-office procedure, performed with a local anesthetic, tiny pellets are inserted under the skin allowing the medication to be absorbed over the next 4 to 6 months.

The results are exceptional and many times, more economical than other treatments.  Men and women are experiencing better sleep, clearer thinking and more energy in general.  They are enjoying an increase in libido.

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My wife and I had been married for 25 years when we heard about Dr Bloy’s pellet hormone replacement therapy from our friends. Both the husband and wife were being treated and we heard a lot of great results that they were getting. I mean they were raving about it!  I knew my wife definitely wanted to check out the program based on the results her friend had and the years of battling the lack of hormones. For me, I was interested in doing some research first because I wanted to know if it was really safe. After doing some research, I really wanted to know what our hormone levels were. So, we called Dr Bloy’s office and we both got lab slips emailed to us to get our blood drawn and we made appointments to review the results 10 days later. We then met with Dr. Bloy’s nurse practitioner to weigh in and check our Body Mass Index (BMI). Then we were off to the private room to review the results, and together we discovered that my wife’s hormone levels were almost non-existent. She wasn’t surprised at all. My testosterone was normal based on age (49) but then they explained what “normal” meant in regards to testosterone. It meant my body was not operating at full efficiency or operating how it could be.  The next step was to discuss our symptoms. They worked with each of us together and then separately to get unbiased answers to some basic questions to ensure we felt comfortable talking about any issues. The questions were really helpful because they helped me uncover areas that I didn’t really realize I had symptoms in. For me, I really wanted to increase my energy. I travel a lot for work and also have a stressful job. So, high work performance and feeling well is really critical for me to meet the requirements of my job. I was also looking to eliminate that tired afternoon feeling that came with some difficulty focusing and getting my work done. I realized I also had started to feel some aches and pains when I woke up every morning and was having difficulty sleeping or staying asleep. I knew I was only getting about 6 hours of sleep every night and lacked the REM cycles I really needed based on the reports on my sleep app on my Iwatch. My weight was also above where I wanted it to be and I wanted to lose weight and increase my lean muscle mass. So, for me, I figured I would try it to combat those things and if my sexual performance and weight loss improved then it would be worth it.  For my wife, she wanted to increase her sexual desire, increase lubrication, reduce her mood swings and lose some weight too.  So, we decided to do the pellets that day! My wife’s results were amazing in all areas! We both noticed a difference within a week or so. For me the energy levels went way up and I no longer have to rely on as much caffeine in the afternoon when I feel like i should take a nap instead of working. My thinking clarity went back to normal, I was able to think clearly again, and I started to lose some weight. My desire to work out has increased. I now sleep 8 hours most nights and I have my REM sleep back! The attraction I had to my wife was already great but with the testosterone levels of an 18 year old, my attraction increased tremendously and it was energizing…not to mention the frequency of sex went up! My sexual performance increased too and together we are really feeling the benefits. I can’t imagine life without my pellets now and my wife feels the same!  We love your team of professionals and enjoy having our own personal experts helping us. Your team is amazing! Thank you Dr. Bloy for changing our lives!

Tom, 7/2019

Actual Testosterone Pellet Therapy Patient

What Are Testosterone Pellets?

Testosterone Pellets are made of testosterone. Naturally derived from soybeans, these hormones are identical to those produced by our bodies. Hormones are pressed into small, solid pellets larger than a grain of rice, but smaller than a Tic-Tac. These pellets are made by pharmacists and delivered to our office in sterile glass vials. Being made of natural compounds, pellets are completely absorbed by the body.

Why Are Pellets the Best Choice for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Unlike creams, pills, and patches, pellets deliver more consistent and healthy levels of hormones into the body. Pellets are absorbed over the course of 5-6 months for men. Pellets are ideal because they avoid the delivery fluctuations experienced with other testosterone replacement methods.

Additionally, these natural hormones don’t increase the risk of blood clots in the same way as synthetic hormones. Pellet therapy maintains an extremely high success rate, even for patients who have tried other systems of hormone therapy with little or no results.


What Are the Effects of Testosterone Pellet Therapy?

Testosterone pellets are used in both men and women, and will increase your lean body mass (strengthening muscles and bone density) and decreases your fat mass.

The most common response from our patients about pellet therapy is that it has restored their quality of life. With Testosterone Replacement Pellet Therapy,, men may experience the following benefits:

  • improvement of energy
  • improved overall vitality
  • sharpened brain function and memory
  • reduction in depression and anxiety
  • increase in motivation and drive
  • increased libido
  • improved symptoms of erectile dysfunction
  • increased fat loss
  • increase in muscle mass
  • decreased blood pressure
  • improved bone health
  • reduced risk for Alzheimers
  • reduced risk for prostate cancer

Cost of Pellet Therapy

Male Pellet Therapy insertion cost is $750. Initial lab work, which may be covered by insurance at your covered lab, through our office is $225. Follow up labs, which may be covered by your health insurance through your covered lab, through our office are $175.

How Is Testosterone Measured Before and During Therapy?

Before testosterone pellets are administered, we’ll draw your blood and send it to the lab for the most comprehensive analysis available. This will allow us to establish baseline testosterone levels in your entire system. We can then determine the optimal testosterone dose on an individual basis.

Levels of thyroid hormone may also be checked.

For men, testosterone, prostate specific antigen, estradiol, blood count, and liver profile levels will all be checked. Dr. Bloy tests the most accurate levels of all components of the blood. This is not a simple testosterone blood test. And, there is no more comprehensive test that can be used for determining your levels and your dose.

When Is the Best Time to Have My Testosterone Levels Checked?

For men, testosterone levels are highest in the morning. So it’s best to have your levels checked earlier in the day.

Do I Need a Blood Test Every Time?

After your ideal testosterone levels are determined and pellets are administered, your levels will need to be checked again after one month.

How and Where Are Pellets Inserted?

The pellet therapy procedure is simple, quick, and painless. After administering a local anesthetic, pellets are inserted usually in the upper hip area through a tiny incision. Following the insertion, we’ll put a Band-Aid on the incision are and send you on your way.

How Long After Insertion Will I Begin to Feel Better?

Many patients begin feeling positive effects as soon as 24-48 hours following insertion. For other patients, results may be felt in a week or two. While hormone balance plays a key role in achieving optimal health, proper diet, regular exercise, and stress management are also important.

How Long Do Pellets Last?

Because they’re made of only natural compounds, pellets will be completely absorbed by your body. Testosterone pellets last for 5 to 6 months in men.

Occasionally, a booster pellet could be inserted, if necessary. This is sometimes needed due to differences in activity level, stress level, your body’s own hormone depletion, and individual metabolism from patient to patient. This is the reason we’ll measure your testosterone levels again after one month from your original pellet insertion.

How can Men Benefit from Testosterone Pellet Therapy?

Testosterone levels begin to decline for men in their early thirties. By age 45, or before, testosterone levels in most men are low enough that they would benefit from pellet therapy. Regardless of age, however, you should have your testosterone levels checked if you show any signs of testosterone deficiency:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Bone Loss
  • Mental Decline
  • Difficulty Sleeping

Will Testosterone Therapy Help with My Headaches?

Yes! Pellet therapy has shown great success in dramatically reducing hormone-related migraines and headaches.

Can Testosterone Therapy Help Restore My Libido?

If you’re experiencing low libido, sexual dysfunction, pain during intercourse, or lack of sexual desire, these could all be signs of hormone deficiency. Achieving optimal hormone balance can restore your quality of life by greatly improving sexual function, interest, and enjoyment.

How Do Testosterone Levels Affect Hair Loss?

A common cause of hair loss is suboptimal hormone levels. Pellet therapy can absolutely help to re-grow hair.

Is Pellet Therapy Covered by Insurance?

Usually, pellet therapy is not covered by health insurance. While other forms of hormone therapy are covered by some insurance companies, pellets are excluded. Because hormone pellets aren’t produced by large, conglomerate pharmaceutical corporations, there isn’t any pressure being put on insurance companies to cover pellet therapy. When copays and deductibles are factored in, most of our patients find pellet therapy to be affordable despite the fact it isn’t covered by insurance. Receiving superior treatment is worth the investment.

Are There Any Adverse Side Effects from Pellet Therapy?

Unlike other, less-effective forms of testosterone therapy, there are very few side effects to pellet therapy. Even still, those side effects are transient. You may experience temporary breast discomfort, nipple tenderness, or bloating. Very rarely, a pellet insertion site could become inflamed or come out. Most patients, however, only experience minor bruising at the insertion site.

Because hormone receptors are very sensitive, you may also experience a temporary water weight gain, but it will resolve on its own. Some women (who still have their uterus) will see a return of some menstrual-type bleeding, but this bleeding is easily managed by adjusting the dosage of pellets.

Testosterone stimulates bone marrow and increases production of red blood cells. if hemoglobin and blood count get too high, a unit of blood may need to be donated.

As with any product or procedure, it’s important that you let Dr. Bloy know about any side effects you might be experiencing during the process.

Is There Any Recovery or Downtime After Pellet Insertion?

After pellet insertion, any vigorous physical activity should be avoided for up to 5-7 days in men. Early physical activity can be a cause for pellet “extrusion,” the pellet working its way out of the insertion site. Remember, pellet insertion only occurs 2 times per year.