Low T Check

What is low testosterone (Low T)?

When a man has Low T, it means his testosterone is below normal levels. It’s natural for men to produce less testosterone as they age but it’s not natural for testosterone to fall below a certain level. When a man’s testosterone falls below a level of around 300 ng/dL, it’s generally considered to be low.

  • Symptoms of Low T
    • Run-down feeling
    • Decreased energy
    • Decreased mental quickness
    • Depression
    • Decreased muscle tone
    • Increase in body fat
    • Mild to moderate irritability
    • Low libido

What causes low testosterone?

Low T can happen when there is a signaling problem between the brain and the testes that causes a drop in the amount of testosterone that is being produced. Also, if the brain feels that there is too much testosterone in the body, it can signal the testes to cut production. Another reason Low T can occur is that your body simply can’t produce enough testosterone due to a defect in the testes.

  • Other Causes of Low T
  • Natural process of aging
  • Obesity
  • Infectious diseases
  • Excess of blood iron
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Chemo/radiation treatment
  • Performance boosting drugs
  • Pain or hormonal medication

Our providers at Bay Colony Physicians diagnose the root cause by giving you a medical exam to assess your signs and symptoms and then if necessary perform needed blood tests. We can also decide which treatment options such as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help to bring the testosterone levels back to normal.

When your results from the lab are received a decision can then be made to schedule an additional physician appointment to correct any imbalance.

When was the last time you felt at the top of your game? Call us at 713.482.4535 or email us at appointments@stecare.com for an appointment today. It could change your life.

We accept most insurance plans. HMO insured patients must have a Bay Colony provider listed as their PCP or switch to one before initial appointment. All insured patients are subject to copay, deductible, and/or coinsurance, where applicable. Hormone labs may not be covered by insurance. Some procedures and prescriptions may not be covered by insurance. Bay Colony Physicians offers cash pay initial Low T consultations starting at $150 and offers cash pay lab services to check for low testosterone starting at $99. If required, cash pay nurse visits are available for $25 for established patients. **Ask about our payment plan options**

Experience the life you’ve been missing; contact us today!

Journal Article

A study reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (Vol. 10, Issue 2, 2013) sought to quantify the cost burden imposed by testosterone deficiency in men.

After examining six national databases, scientists estimated that testosterone deficiency was affecting 13.4 percent of men between the ages of 45 and 74. They also estimated that testosterone deficiency is involved in the development of approximately 1.3 million new cases of cardiovascular diseases, 1.1 million new cases of diabetes, and more than 600,000 osteoporosis-related fractures in the first year it is present.

Over a 20-year period, the researchers estimated that testosterone deficiency would be responsible for up to $525 billion in health-care expenditures in the United States.

As this study points out, the cost of not treating testosterone deficiency is severe; increases in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis are all related to testosterone deficiency.

The most frequent complaint of a man with low testosterone is fatigue. Other complaints include irritability, low libido, poor brain function, and weight gain. Testosterone deficiency has been linked to the development of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis for over 70 years.

Balancing a man’s testosterone levels can literally change his life in a short period of time. Patients have described the feeling as being like coming out of a deep sleep.

School Physicals

School Physicals

$35 Per Physical

Bay Colony Physicians has the patients in mind for school and sports physicals. At $35 per physical, we have UNBEATABLE PRICES. Shop around and compare, then have your School or Sports Physical performed at St. Elizabeth Urgent Care.

Price: $35
Hours: M-F | 8 AM to 7 PM, Sat | 9 AM to 2 PM

Appointments: NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. JUST WALK IN!

Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy

Chelation (Key-ley-shun) therapy means using medication to remove certain toxic metals (including lead) and other toxic substances from the body. These medications bind to the metals and substances which have built up in the body over time, and remove them through the urine or stool. Chelation therapy was approved by the FDA for the removal of heavy metals.

What is it?

The main drug of the Chelation Therapy is EDTA. This is a synthetic/modified amino acid. It has an unusual ability to strongly attract/bind to minerals, including toxic metals-lead, aluminum, calcium, and others.

Chelation therapy is cost-efficient, relatively painless, and is covered by many insurance companies based on blood level and necessity. Chelation may help restore function to the lining of the arteries that carry the oxygen and nutrition throughout our bodies. Chelation is a relatively unknown therapy because the patent on EDTA has expired; this means that any pharmaceutical company can manufacture it, removing financial incentive to promote EDTA. The American Heart Association (AHA) claims there is no scientific evidence to demonstrate any benefit from EDTA Chelation Therapy, but there have been over 10,000 scientific papers written which support its use in many different areas.

Lead Exposure and Toxicity

Lead is a highly toxic metallic chemical that has no known benefits in the human body. Lead exists naturally as an element in the earth. Air, food, water, soil, and dust all may contain lead.

Your body’s level of lead toxicity rises as you absorb lead which can happen when you swallow or breathe in tiny particles of lead dust. Many people attain lead exposure by forgetting to wash their hands before they eat, drink or smoke.

Exposure from everyday places and things can build up in your system causing major health problems and can even kill you. Lead is often found in common items that one would not even think to consider. Some unexpected places leading to lead exposure include (but are not limited to):

  • Bullets
  • Drinking wine from contaminated containers and crystal glasses
  • Fishing weights
  • Pipe
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Paint (pre-1970s)
  • Toys
  • Ceramic pottery and ceramic tiles
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Stained glass windows
  • Sheet Metals
  • Radiators
  • CHECK ALL SYMPTOMS YOU EXPERIENCE
    • Unexplained irritability
    • Frequent periods of depression
    • Numbness/tingling in extremities: (arms, legs, etc.)
    • Frequent urination at night
    • Unexplained chronic fatigue-tiredness
    • Cold hands and feet and/or Hot hands and feet
    • Difficulty remembering – memory problems
    • Sudden, unexplained anger
    • Constipation on regular basis
    • Difficulty making simple decisions
    • Bloated feeling – frequent
    • Tremors or shakes of hands and feet
    • Twitching of the face and other muscles
    • Frequent leg cramps
    • Frequent ringing noise in ears
    • Shortness of breath
    • Frequent heartburn
    • Excessive itching
    • Unexplained rashes or skin irritation
    • Constant/frequent metallic taste in mouth
    • Jumpy, jittery or nervous
    • Death wish or suicidal intent
    • Frequent insomnia
    • Unexplained chest pains
    • Pains in joints
    • Tachycardia – rapid heart beat
    • Unexplained fluid retention – swelling
    • Burning sensation on tongue
    • Headaches after eating
    • Frequent diarrhea
  • CHECK IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO
    • Lead pipes or paint
    • Asbestos
    • Frequent use of mothballs
    • Dry cleaned clothes kept in bedroom closet
    • Pet sprays, or pet collar for bugs
    • Use of air fresheners, brands(s)
    • Regular use of chemicals
    • Unfinished pressure treated lumber (outdoor play sets, decking, patio furniture)
    • Pesticide/herbicides use – yours or your neighbors – lawns, house, bugs gardens
    • Family members bringing home contaminated clothing
    • Major power lines over/near home
    • Attached garage
    • Storage of gasoline, solvents, etc., in garage
    • Oil tank in garage
    • Tobacco smoke (you or someone in the house smoking)
    • New construction, remodeling
    • Mobile home
    • New furniture and/or carpets
    • Waterbed
    • Mold
    • Gas or oil heat
    • Gas stove, woodstove, fireplace
    • Furnace ducts of filter, not cleaned at least yearly

Do You Have Symptoms of Lead Toxicity?

Review the checklists and note any that would apply to you. If you have symptoms of exposure, contact Bay Colony Physicians for a simple blood test that will determine your blood lead levels.

Seasonal Flu Center

Seasonal Flu Center

Why Pay More?

$40 FLU SHOTS EVERY DAY!

Protect yourself & your family from the flu, get vaccinated today!

  • Just Walk In! No Appointment Necessary!
  • Short Wait Time!
  • We also accept most major credit cards & cash.
  • Payment. We accept Medicare.

What is the flu?

Influenza, commonly shortened to “flu,” is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract.

What’s the difference between a cold and flu?

The common cold and flu are both contagious viral infections of the respiratory tract. Although the symptoms can be similar, the flu is much worse. A cold may drag you down a bit, but the flu can make you shudder at the very thought of getting out of bed.

Congestion, sore throat and sneezing are common with colds. Both cold and flu bring coughing, headache, and chest discomfort. With the flu, though, you are likely to run a high fever for several days and have headaches, myalgia, fatigue, and weakness. Usually, complications from colds are relatively minor, but a severe case of the flu can lead to a life-threatening illness such as pneumonia.

More than 100 types of cold viruses are known, and new strains of flu evolve every few years. Since both diseases are viral, antibiotics cannot conquer cold or flu. Remember: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections.

All you need to know about the flu:

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flulive.html

TTY: 888.232.6348, 24 Hours/Every Day – cdcinfo@cdc.gov


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*Please note that pages of this site may be linked to other websites, which may have different terms of use and privacy practices than Privia Medical Group. Privia does not own, control, manage, supervise, direct, or otherwise have involvement in such other websites or the content of such websites. Privia is not responsible for the content of any linked websites. Privia is not acting as an agent for these websites, nor does Privia endorse or guarantee, in any way, their websites, content, or products. Privia makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of information contained in linked websites, takes no responsibility for the use of copyrighted or otherwise protected materials on such linked websites, and has no control over the privacy practices or use of user information at such linked websites.

Lab Testing at Bay Colony

 Lab Testing by Appointment Only

Bay Colony Physicians has partnered with Privia Lab and BioReference for all of your lab work needs! Covered by all accepted insurances-no need to worry if our lab is in network. 

We also offer BioTe Hormone testing through CPL*! Call us today for prices

Please inquire at 713.482.4535 today!

*available for cash pay only.

BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy*

Certified BioTe Medical Provider

Our practice is proud to be a certified BioTE® Medical provider of bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). We are committed to educating our patients about the benefits of BHRT and how hormone therapy, using the BioTE® method, is the ultimate foundation for good health. Our BioTE® certification means we are dedicated to providing the best hormone therapy available for men and women who want to age healthier and improve the quality of their lives.

Diane Jennifer Rosaly, APRN, FNP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and licensed to provide family centered healthcare. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems. She offers BioTE® consultations Wednesday, 8 am to 11:30 am and Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm. Procedures are done on Wednesdays, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Days are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact Kasandra at 713-482-4535, ext. 864, email mycare@stecare.com or text 832-906-4253.

**ask about our payment plans!**

We are currently only doing Biote procedure for females and we are accepting new patients.

For information about BioTE® procedure and vitamin purchases, please contact Kasandra  at 713-832-4535 ext. 864 or email us at mycare@stecare.com or text 832-906-4253.

^BioTE®  is not covered by insurance and is a cash-pay service only, including lab work. Payment plans available. Insurance-covered hormonal replacement therapy excludes pelleting and requires a new patient or established patient appointment with a primary care provider.


Products & Services Disclaimer

*[Bay Colony Physicians] is an independently owned and operated care center that may[promote, sell, or provide] [hormone replacement therapy]. Privia Medical Group is not responsible for these products or  services. Privia’s Authorization & Consent to Treat, Financial Policy and HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices are not applicable to these services or products.

External Content Disclaimer

*Please note that pages of this site may be linked to other websites, which may have different terms of use and privacy practices than Privia Medical Group. Privia does not own, control, manage, supervise, direct, or otherwise have involvement in such other websites or the content of such websites. Privia is not responsible for the content of any linked websites. Privia is not acting as an agent for these websites, nor does Privia endorse or guarantee, in any way, their websites, content, or products. Privia makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of information contained in linked websites, takes no responsibility for the use of copyrighted or otherwise protected materials on such linked websites, and has no control over the privacy practices or use of user information at such linked websites

Cosmetic Services*

Cosmetic Services

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT BOTOX EVENT

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Products & Services Disclaimer

*[Bay Colony Physicians] is an independently owned and operated care center that may[promote, sell, or provide] [cosmetic services]. Privia Medical Group is not responsible for these products or  services. Privia’s Authorization & Consent to Treat, Financial Policy and HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices are not applicable to these services or products.

Weight Loss Program*

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Weight Loss program is cash pay only; insurance will not be billed.

Medical Weight Loss Center

What is the Bay Colony Physicians Weight Loss Program?**

Our programs foundation is built on behavioral and lifestyle modification with a medical “jump start.” The program provides medical assistance in weight loss to help patients lose a significant amount of weight in an appropriate amount of time depending on the individual’s health.

Program requirements:

  • BMI 27 or above with co-morbidities
  • BMI 30 or above without co-morbidities
  • Ages 18 +

Initial Visit Includes:

  • Medical history review includes history of weight loss attempts.
  • Body measurements (waist & hips)
  • Blood work & urine tests (CMP, TSH, Lipids, Vit D,
  • A1C, hormones, urine drug screen & urine pregnancy test)
  • EKG
  • B-12 or slim shot injection

Follow up visit with provider (1-2 weeks after initial visit)

  • Discussion of results
  • Options for weight loss medication – oral medication; or if you qualify for Semaglutide or
  • Tirzepatide the first injection will be given during this visit.
  • Plus, B-12 or slim shot injection

Current initial charge is $250 – includes initial visit, laboratory tests, B12 or slim shot injection and follow-up visit with provider.

Monthly follow-ups visit charge: If on Semaglutide $275; if on Tirzepatide $350, if on oral medication $125

Monthly visit includes consultation with provider, injection of medication (Semaglutide or Tirzepatide), b12 or slim shot injection and you will receive the medication to take home to administer yourself. You can choose to come into the clinic weekly to get medication injections. If you are on oral medication, the prescription will be sent to the pharmacy.

Additional labs may be required every 2-3 months depending on medical history. Charge for those labs will vary depending on how many are ordered. 1-3 lab tests will be $35; 4-6 lab tests will be $60.

Realistic Goals

Realistic weight loss is 15-30 pounds at 12 weeks, with an average loss of 20-25 pounds. Losing weight is a lifestyle change and this program is not a quick fix.

Pediatric Urgent Care

Pediatric Urgent Care

Our pediatric urgent care at Bay Colony Physicians in Dickinson, TX starts with children ages 2 and up, and adolescents that require minor emergency services in the after hours and on weekends.

Some Services Offered at Bay Colony Physicians Urgent Care:

  • We provide care for any acute childhood or adolescent illness or injury
  • Prolonged fevers, ear, nose, and throat infections
  • Vomiting & diarrhea
  • Children with asthma and respiratory illnesses
  • Minor broken bones, lacerations, and sprains
  • Providers who are accustomed to care for Pediatric patients
  • Open after-hours and on weekends 8 AM – 7 PM M-F, 9am-2pm Saturday
  • On-site radiology to rule out pneumonias and fractures
  • On-site laboratory services including blood & urine tests
  • No appointment necessary, just walk in!
  • Private, clean and comfortable environment
  • Satisfaction guaranteed!

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Bay Colony physical therapy is here to help! We focus on getting your physical functions back when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Our physical therapy department is here to ultimately help you move better and to improve or restore your fitness level while working towards relieving your pain.

The goal of Bay Colony physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help you with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Bay Colony physical therapy can also help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

What will a Bay Colony Therapist Do?

Your Bay Colony physical therapist will examine and talk to you about your symptoms and your daily activity. He or she will then work with you on a treatment plan. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.

Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.

Walk-In Urgent Care

Typical Urgent Care Services**

  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Minor burns or injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Pediatric Care (2 years & older)
  • Coughs, colds, and sore throats
  • Ear infections
  • Allergic reactions (non-life-threatening)
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Rash or other skin irritations
  • Mild asthma
  • Animal bites
  • Broken bones
  • Acute care of childhood and adult illnesses and injuries
  • School/sport/camp physicals ear, nose and throat disorders

For more information, Please visit our urgent care website* at https://stelizabethurgentcare.com/

** Urgent Care Does Not Refill Medication or treat life-threatening emergencies.

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*Please note that pages of this site may be linked to other websites, which may have different terms of use and privacy practices than Privia Medical Group. Privia does not own, control, manage, supervise, direct, or otherwise have involvement in such other websites or the content of such websites. Privia is not responsible for the content of any linked websites. Privia is not acting as an agent for these websites, nor does Privia endorse or guarantee, in any way, their websites, content, or products. Privia makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of information contained in linked websites, takes no responsibility for the use of copyrighted or otherwise protected materials on such linked websites, and has no control over the privacy practices or use of user information at such linked websites

Services

St. Elizabeth Family Care

Come see a family doctor with the resources of a small hospital.

St. Elizabeth has expert physicians and pediatricians that have been trained in emergency rooms for every medical emergency, no matter how mild or severe. We also have the tools, resources, and personnel of a small hospital. Why not consider making us your new family doctor?

More and more patients each and every day are switching to St. Elizabeth Family Care in Dickinson, TX for pediatrics or to be their primary care physician. We know that with our many services, expert care, personal attention, convenient location, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly professional staff, you will be thrilled to call one of our physicians or pediatricians your new family doctor.

Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that you can bring your children and family to the same doctor for a sick visit, well visit, or an emergency? You’ll never have to worry about miscommunication or insurance disputes between your doctor and the hospital again when you make St. Elizabeth Urgent Care your new primary care physician and family doctor.

If you do need to take your a member of your family to the emergency room or hospital after hours, our family practice is also a leader in the medical community with the efficient use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to provide an extra level of care for our patients.

Electronic Medical Records are:

  • Legible & Accurate – Electronic records are easy to read.
  • Organized – Clinicians have immediate access to information.
  • Interactive – Automatic warnings for drug interactions, etc.
  • Remotely Accessible – Provides for efficient communication of patient information (coming soon).
  • Prescription Friendly – Prescriptions are legible and faxed to your pharmacy.
  • Immunization Responsive – Shot records are updated quickly.

Please feel free to let us know how we can improve your experience at St. Elizabeth Family Care by contacting us online.

No-Show Policy:

Please be aware that if you do not arrive for your scheduled appointment, and do not cancel the appointment within the previous 24 hours, this is considered a no-show. Patients can be charged $25.00 if they do not show up for appointments or contact the practice.