do I set up/change/cancel an appointment?
Appointments are set up by calling the office then requesting
an initial brief phone consultation. The Doctor will discuss
your current medical condition or reason for consultation and
decide on what blood work or test are necessary prior to the
appointment (5 minute call). Blood work is usual drawn prior
to the visit, and for local patients blood draw is available
at our office. Patients should print out the patient intake
history, age pathways, consent for treatment and terms of payment
forms and bring them into the office at time of blood drawn
completed. Appointment change or cancellation must be done at
least 24 hours in advance.
do I get to the office/hospital?
are located in the Sanctuary Center on the second floor Suite
C-101. The address is 4800 N. Federal Hwy Boca Raton, Florida.
Where Federal Highway (US1) and Yamato Rd. intersect. Parking
is behind the building. For patients coming from out of state
we are located 5 minutes from beautiful beaches and 2 ½
hours from Disney. The office is easily access from Palm Beach
International airport 20 minutes one way or Fort Lauderdale
International airport 30 minutes one way. We will gladly make
I have to pay for my visit at the time of my appointment?
order to keep costs down, our policy at the Center for Clinical
Age Management, payment in full is due at time of service. We
accept check, cash or MasterCard/VISA. In keeping with our philosophy
of you being an active partner in your health process, we do
not file insurance claims, but we DO provide you with the necessary
forms (super bill) and receipts that will make it very simple
for you to file your insurance claims. We do not participate
in managed care programs. We are not a Medicare/Medicaid or
Champus provider. Our preventive medicine consults may be covered
under commercial insurance plans, but are not covered under
Medicare, Medicaid, or Champus. Commercial insurance or PPO
usually covers lab work and POS plans but this is not guaranteed.
We do have prepriced lab work with Kronos Science Lab at very
can I get a prescription refilled?
prescribe both standard pharmaceutical and specialty compounded
pharmaceutical medications tailored to the individuals needs.
These compounded pharmaceutical agents whether hormone replacement,
medication or nutraceuticals can be picked up at the office
3 days after the consultation. Since they are made for the
specific individual there is a 72-hour wait time. Compounded
products can also be sent by mail directly to the patient's
home with a small shipping charge.
a patient at The Center For Clinical Age Management, you may
also order refills of your prescription online by accessing
the patient sign-in
section of this website. After your initial visit with us
we will provide you with the information you need to use the
prescription refill section of this website.
can I find out results to my tests?
will receive copies of all lab work upon your evaluation with
a comprehensive life plan.
does our consultative medical visit differ from a routine
provide consults tailored to your individual needs, but our
consultative practice does not replace your primary care physician
for ongoing, routine health problems. The Center for Clinical
Age Management model of medical practice is extraordinary today
because it is very personalized, and time-intensive. Most medical
offices today schedule a number of patients in the same hour
so that doctors have very little time to spend with individual
patients. At your initial visit, Dr. Brizel will have an in-depth
time dedicated just to you, to discuss your health needs, laboratory
results, personal concerns and to develop therapeutic options.
Most consultation last 75 minutes. After you initial consult,
you will need on-going follow up care with our physicians. Follow
up lab tests are necessary to monitor the effectiveness of prescribed
medications. At a minimum, an annual visit with the physician
monitoring and prescribing your hormone regime is required.
Please understand that achieving balance of your body's chemistry
is a complex process that takes time. This is a journey you
are about to embark upon, not a one-stop quick fix. Our philosophy
is to start low and go slow to avoid the adverse effects of
high dosages and multiple medications. After your first appointment
the first follow up will be anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks depending
on type of treatment initiated. The subsequent visits will be
any where from 4 to 6 months. These follow up visits do have
does Lab work need to be completed ahead of time?
have designed our program to collect as much health information
ahead of time so that you might have a treatment plan ready
for implementation after initial physician comprehensive consult.
This is not the usual sequence, but we believe it is the most
time efficient and cost effective. Normally, you might go to
your physician and be referred to a lab for tests, and then
have to return for a second visit before medication is prescribed.
We know you are too busy to have to make multiple doctor visits!
Most often Labs are drawn at our office. If requested or if
you live out of town you will be provided with a lab requisition
you can use at a Quest/SmithKline Beecham patient service center
anywhere in the country. If you chose to have labs done on your
own, you will be given appropriate prescription forms to take
to the laboratory of your choice. The hormones are tested once
for women who are not bleeding and twice in the cycle for women
who still have periods. For men they are tested just one time.
All test are done fasting after midnight with just some water
in the morning prior to the blood draw.
I see the Physician without doing Lab work or additional tests?
We offer a one hour New Patient Consult that allows you to talk
with our physicians in-depth about your health concerns, review
you medical history and discuss potential treatment options
you can then implement through your primary care physician or
as a patient of ours. At the conclusion of your New Patient
Consult, if you choose to continue with us, you will be given
orders for appropriate laboratory tests and additional evaluations
that are necessary to diagnose and implement your individualized
treatment plan during your next visit.
test should I have prior to the appointment?
tests are mandatory prior to the appointment. But we suggest
that all women have a bone density scan and a mammogram starting
at the age of 35. Peri-menopausal and menopausal women should
have a mammogram done within the last 12 months if they are
considering the possibility that they may go on natural hormone
replacement. If a patient has multiple cardiac risk factors
such as family history of heart disease, Diabetes, Hypertension
elevated cholesterol or elevated highly sensitive C-RP; we suggest
an EBCT scan for coronary calcifications. This can be arranged
through our office at a nearby scan center.
phone consultations available, what are the procedure and
we do phone consultations from patients all over the country
and parts of Latin America. Patients need to call the office
and make arrangements for a phone consultation. Prior to the
consultation the patient should complete the patient intake
forms available for printing off this web site. These forms
need to be completed and fax with any previous blood work available.
The patient then sets up a time with the secretary to call in
to the office. Phone consultations are charged by 30-minute
increments at a rate of $125.
For Clinical Age Management, Inc.
Dr. Allyn Brizel - Medical Director
4800 North Federal Highway, Suite C101
Boca Raton, FL 33431