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    The Men's Health Clinic - Poole, Dorset, UK

    Good afternoon guys.

    I would like to introduce myself and my clinic here at ExcelMale.

    'The Men's Health Clinic' is a CQC registered private medical clinic based in Poole, Dorset. I am the Medical Director, Dr Robert Stevens MBChB MRCGP Dip.FIPT, a GMC registered UK doctor. We specialise in Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Human Growth Hormone replacement. We also offer VIP Men's Health Checks for guys who want a more personalised service.

    We aim to treat you, the patient, not just the numbers.

    If you are a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, you have the choice of the following treatments:-

    Testosterone Enanthate
    Testosterone Undeconate
    Testosterone Gel

    We always recommend the use of HCG alongside TRT, but the choice is ultimately yours to make.

    If you are interested in HGH, we use Genotropin 12mg pens for replacement.

    Have a read of the testimonials page of our website to see what our patients have to say about us - http://preventativehealthdoctors.co.uk/testimonials

    Kind Regards

    Dr Robert Stevens
    MBChB MRCGP Dip.FIPT
    www.preventativehealthdoctors.co.uk

    Preventative Health Doctors Ltd.
    “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ " - Thomas A. Edison
    Preventative Health Doctors embraces this philosophy and uses science to ensure you lead a healthy and productive life
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    Dr. Stevens, we appreciate your introducing yourself and the overview of your practice. We regularly have UK members asking us for the name of an informed practitioner; the vast majority of our members are North Americans, mainly the States, but I, and a number of others are Canadian. We struggle to link them with doctors who understand their concerns.

    Dr. Justin Saya, Defy's medical director, and Dr. Michael Rottman, a New York urologist, regularly contribute to the Forum; if your schedule permits, and I know time is a challenge, I hope you'll become a presence here. I feel sure Nelson, who is on a late winter vacation in Mexico, will welcome you when he returns.

    Glad you're here.
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    Gladly!

    ExelMale has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for both myself and my patients. There is so much misinformation and conjecture out there, we need a credible site like this that inspires trust and allows the free exchange of information, to encourage men to take ownership of their own health.

    Thanks
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    I hope the few UK guys we have will find this helpful to them, they seem to have so many problems with accessing competent care and meds in this area.

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    It's disappointing to say the least. A large number of my guys have had no luck with their own GPs and even Endocrinologists who seem to just want to treat the numbers. Some are that disillusioned, they haven't even sought help through the traditional route.

    The principles behind the NHS are wonderful, but when 'need' is abused by both patient and government, toxic overcrowding and lack of resources mean cracks appear. The NHS is crumbling under the strain, it's only a matter of time before it is privatised in my opinion. The government wants to ride in on their white horses to save to day, blame the medical profession and profit from the venture.

    I grew up in the generation that truly believed the health system would do right by us, it was a sort of paternalistic relationship, but it was also comforting to know that if 'needed', our health system would do what's right. Unfortunately the NHS is a political tool, it's budgets are justified through maximum gain in the shortest time. They dish out toxic statins like smarties!

    Men are becoming more self aware fortunately (not a Cyberdyne quote) and understanding they need to take responsibility for their own health. Not a bad thing in my opinion, but the shift in thinking is slow here but we are getting there.

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    Though younger than the NHS, the government funded health care system in Canada faces many/most of the same challenges and some unique to Canada. When it came into force in 1968, the Canada Health Act was never designed to prohibit private, for-profit health care in any and all respects. Over time, however, that is what happened. More and more services were listed as "essential" (no doctor or hospital can bill outside the system for an "essential" service).

    Now, cosmetic services and the like are wide open sources of private billing; but hypogonadism, the focus of our Forum, is a front-and-center example of an essential service...that with few exceptions is being delivered poorly. I consult a doctor in Toronto, a young woman who knows her way around hormones, but I cross the border to the States for my estradiol testing. To be successful you have to be lucky - finding a good doctor, and enterprising - in my case using US resources to plug the gaps.

    We arrived at this point by following a well-intentioned highway. But along the way, too many people were happy to accept no responsibility for their medical care. You dance to the music of the one paying the musicians. It's a dance that, in this area particularly, has grown old.
    I am not a physician. Comments offered here are for discussion purposes only. Please consult your doctor before initiating, changing, or stopping any therapy.

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    Welcome my colleague from across the pond!
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    It's interesting isn't it, we all go into the medical profession to make a tangeable difference to our patients lives. I struggle, as I'm sure we all do, making decisions based on cost not best care. It's not something I want to be a part of to be honest, hence just providing Urgent Care now within the NHS & going into private practice.

    In this age of consumerism there is no place for the old doctor patient relationship, which is sad but as it turns out necessary. There is an understandable lack of trust here, which extends far wider than just healthcare. The recent political change here with Brexit and over the pond with the US election remonstrates that.

    It's time for guys to make decisions about their health based on what is right for them, the individual. Hopefully, projects like ours inspire men and give them the confidence necessary to take that all essential step out from under the covers.

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    Welcome, Dr Stevens! I am glad you finally joined us! I hope to see your posts on ExcelMale. During the last 12 months alone, we had 9,200 new users from the UK who need help.

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