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The Carlton Clinic
Richard Snouffer, MD
1713 Hamric Dr. East, Suite B
Oxford, Alabama  36203

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  1. Dr. Snouffer on February 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM said:
    Hi! Thank you for reading our blog! I will be happy to answer questions and help you any way I can. Please feel free to contact me at The Carlton Clinic's phone number for any serious question, or to make an appointment. God bless! Richard Snouffer, MD
  2. Cynthia Long on October 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM said:
    Hello, I have been reading up on the different forms of testing for obtaining the most accurate levels of hormones. Some articles say that a 24 hour urine test is the best way to measure your hormones while others say that a salavia test measure the free counts more accurately. I would like to know your opinion and also if you do these tests or only the blood tests. Thanks so much, Cyndi Long
  3. Monica taha alaoui on October 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM said:
    Does insurance cover this or part of it? If not how much money I need for my visit and labwork and the hormones , vitamins...etc..
  4. Richard Snouffer, MD on February 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM said:
    24 hour urine tests are considered the "gold standard" of testing for many hormones. However, this testing is expensive and impractical for routine use. For most applications, using the blood tests are excellent for assessing and guiding patient care. Blood tests are also the easiest and the ONLY method routinely reimbursed by insurance currently. Since most anti-aging care is NOT covered, this is a major factor in The Carlton Clinic using blood work for most of its lab assessment of patients. Saliva testing can also be advantageous in circumstances, but is also a bit more cumbersome than a blood draw. Again, saliva tests are also routinely denied for reimbursement by insurance companies. All three of these methods have their advantages. However, in the absence of strong scientific advantage for other forms of testing, The Carlton Clinic will continue to use blood tests for most of its routine hormonal assessment needs, due to convenience and financial reasons. We do consider other methods such as saliva testing and 24-hour urine collection to be valid, and in specific circumstances and can order them if medically appropriate.
  5. Chris on April 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM said:
    I have been on a hormone replacement regiment for about 45 days now and all I can say it's WOW. I am taking pregnenolone 100mg once a day, DHEA 50 mg once a day and testosterone .5G twice a day. I am also taking a variety of other supplements on a daily basis. I have not increased my exercise level, but I have started watching portion amounts and opting for more protein than carbs. I have lost 18lbs, I have dropped 2" off my waist, and my upper body has more tone than it did 15 years ago. My job does require a great deal of lifting so I'm sure this is a huge contributor to the muscle build, but I'm notgoing out of my way to do it. I have also noticed that my hair does not seem to be as grey as it used to be. I do shave my head every few weeks so all I see is new growth. Don't know that grey hair would turn dark. Oh and the best part of all is the sex drive. Nothing like having the staying ability of a 40yo with the drive and ability to perform multiple times in the same 2-3hr session. Best of both worlds.... the drive of a 18yo with the perfection of a 40 something.
  6. Richard C Snouffer on October 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM said:
    @Monica: 1) Insurance covers the labs for the majority of patients. Our current deal is $39.00 maximum billed to you, (over whatever insurance covers), assuming you do not have a percentage pay, or a large deductible not yet met for your plan. (i.e., This deal can't make your insurance better than your plan's coverage states.) This panel includes advanced VAP lipid testing, routine chemistries, and all hormones tested EXCEPT for IGF-1 to test Growth Hormone. IGF-1 is a separate test, unfortunately not yet covered under the $39 maximum. The good news is that Medicare patients WILL NOT RECEIVE A BILL. Our lab company accepts Medicare payments as P.I.F.!
  7. Richard C Snouffer on October 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM said:
    @Monica: 2) The Carlton Anti Aging Foundation offers a FREE initial consultation. You do not pay unless you like our recommendations and become our patient. We do not charge until we start treatment!
  8. Richard C Snouffer on October 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM said:
    @Monica: 3) The Carlton Anti Aging Foundation provides concierge-like services while trying to stay well below typical concierge prices. The normal contract is $1250 for the first 12 calendar months of Anti Aging Physician care. (Typical concierge practices charge MUCH more.) This includes all physician fees, but not labs or medications. Those fees are from your lab or from your pharmacy as they are at most physicians' offices. However, we get a pretty good deal for nearly all of our labs as explained above.
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