• Our Location
  • 4975 Preston Park Blvd, Suite 840
    Plano, TX 75093

Faq -Frequently Asked Questions

Are your services covered by insurance?

No. The Riegel Center offers fee for service medicine only.

How long until I feel better?

Most patients feel better within a few days. The first thing most patients notice is their sleep is much improved.

Will I gain weight?

No. Most patients do not gain weight. Women have hormonally sensitive tissue in their hips and breasts. An increase in hormone may increase the size of these areas, mostly due to water weight. However, if a patient’s hormones are corrected and they train with weights, they will notice muscle growth and definition. Muscle growth increases the basal metabolic rate, which increases calorie burning efficiency. Most patients hit a wall where caloric needs exceed caloric intake. The body then turns to fat stores for energy. Fat seemingly melts off the body. Muscle per cubic centimeter weighs twice as much as fat. A given patient may notice their clothes getting looser, but their weight stays the same.

Will my sex drive be better?

Yes. Most patients report an increase in sex drive.

Will I sleep better?

Virtually all patients sleep much better. Increased sleep results in better energy and performance.

Will I have more energy?

Yes. Most patients report an increase in energy.

Do hormones cause cancer?

Unopposed estrogen may cause endometrial cancer of the uterus. If a patient has a uterus, they should take progesterone. Breast cancer is not only notcaused by estrogen, recent research shows estrogen decreases the incidence of breast cancer. Prostate cancer has been thought to be linked totestosterone, however recent research has shown low testosterone levels inmen with prostate cancer.

Do I have to take this forever?

Dr. Riegel usually says this “If you are 85, but you look and function like a much younger person, why would you stop taking it?” The protective properties of hormones are lost when hormone therapy is discontinued.

How do you put up with Dr. Riegel and his over inflated ego?

He is a bastard, but he’s our bastard and we love him