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What to Expect as a New Patient?

Welcome! As a new patient, you can expect an easy check-in at our convenient kiosk, eliminating time consuming paperwork.

Our medical staff will then assess the new patient with a complete history and physical, going over any signs and symptoms regarding the patient’s complaint.

After we understand the underlying cause of your health problem, one of our providers will recommend an individualized treatment plan that is specifically tailored to the new patient’s needs.

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Do We Take Insurance?

Yes, we accept all major insurance plans: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Tricare, PHCS and UnitedHealthcare.

At The Y Factor, we realize that medical care can be expensive. In an attempt to help you – our patients, we can also work with the “Out of Network” benefits of most health insurance plans, and we accept Care Credit.

If you have questions about your plan or other options, please give us a call at (832) 358-8600.

What to Expect as an Existing Patient?

The Y Factor specializes in male-specific health needs. These needs change as patients mature, meaning annual appointments are beneficial for continued optimal health. Our goal is to help patients lead vital, healthy lives. The Y Factor’s Annual Urological Wellness Exam can be compared to a yearly gynecological checkup for women. In this respect, an annual visit to maintain a man’s overall health is highly recommended.

Your annual exam will consist of a physical examination and laboratory testing. We will test for future male-specific conditions, including: sexual dysfunction, testosterone decline, fertility problems, genital cancers, and sexually transmitted diseases. We will also monitor blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

All patients have the option of setting up a secure patient portal as a means of communication with our office. Lab results and important messages can be relayed electronically. This portal is also used as a vehicle for patient refill requests, appointment requests, or questions. Personnel are also always available by phone for any communication.

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Where Do I Get My Labs Done?

Lab Corp is the primary lab recommended by The Y Factor. This laboratory is electronically linked to our medical record system, providing timely results. Patients may request an alternative lab of their choice and our staff will be happy to accommodate these special requests.

Lab Corp has multiple convenient locations in the Greater Houston area.

Several specialty Andrology labs are used for our semen analysis and semen cultures. These specialized labs provide the detailed information necessary to develop an individualized treatment plan. There are multiple locations across the Greater Houston area.

The Y Factor provides specialized ultrasound imaging technology as a diagnostic tool. Our ultrasound technologist is located at The Y Factor Memorial office.

Annual Urological Wellness Exam | Frequently Asked Questions

A urological wellness exam is a yearly medical visit that is necessary for the prevention of future diseases specific to men.

We will screen for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and kidney dysfunction. We will identify conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction, testosterone decline and fertility problems. We will check for genital skin lesions and sexual diseases.

Your primary care physician will screen you for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver and pancreatic health and other major illnesses. We focus on the health of your pelvis and genitals and other comorbid diseases affecting men!

Your urological wellness exam will consist of a physical examination and laboratory testing. Plus, advanced testing if needed.

The recommended interval is once a year unless you have a concern or problem and need to see us sooner.

Many insurance plans cover wellness and prevention office visits. We except all major insurance plans.

We recommend that men start their wellness visit at age 20. Areas of focus in young men include screening for testicular cancer, screening for fertility problems, screening for STDs, and identifying sexual dysfunction and hormone problems.

No, the conditions that are being identified in your urological wellness examinations persist throughout all stages of life.

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