Why Men’s Health and Testosterone Is a Great Side Practice

Men’s health clinics can be a rewarding and lucrative side practice for a nurse practitioner. For NPs looking to start their first business or earn supplementary income through specialized services, men’s health can be an ideal niche specialty. Here, we break down the biggest advantages of owning a men’s health and testosterone clinic.

Why should nurse practitioners run a men’s health and testosterone clinic?

Financial flexibility

Most men’s health clinics can be operated as a cash only business. Industry research shows that men’s health clinics can have serious financial potential in any part of the country, with large metropolitan areas showing even more opportunity. The overhead for this type of niche practice is quite low compared to other medical specialties. If you choose not to accept insurance, you will automatically eliminate all of the expenses associated with claims mitigation and reimbursement.

Opportunities for growth

Men’s health clinics can be run on a part-time basis. This allows NPs to continue overseeing another clinic of their own, or maintain a staff position at an independent practice. A men’s health and testosterone clinic can easily be the first of your multiple side businesses. Because of the high profit potential, a men’s clinic might help NPs generate enough capital to invest in other businesses. This can help build financial independence and expand your scope as a medical provider.

Startup simplicity

If you are looking for a practice that’s cheap to start, a men’s health and testosterone clinic may be the way to go. If you’d like to start with the bare minimum to get your business off the ground, start by employing one office manager, renting a modestly sized office and obtaining inexpensive supplies from wholesale vendors. Your largest expense upon startup time will be marketing efforts. However, building a strategic public relations plan is well worth the investment.

It will most likely not be necessary to take out a small business loan to establish your practice if you save money wisely and closely monitor your personal finances. Most men’s health clinics require an initial investment of $5000 to $10,000. For guidance on financial planning and salary mitigation, consider enrolling in one of Elite NP’s finance-focused courses.

What conditions do men’s health NPs treat?

The most common patient concerns at a men’s health and testosterone clinic are erectile dysfunction (ED) and hypogonadism. Elite NP suggests bolstering your education about these conditions and the most effective treatment methods for each. Most clinical plans are straightforward, and typically involve the replacement of endogenous testosterone with exogenous testosterone to balance hormone levels and improve well-being.

A men’s health specialty can be a rewarding and impactful concentration for NPs. You will be helping men build confidence, feel better, and strengthen their intimate relationships. To learn more about the benefits of testosterone therapies, participate in Elite NP’s signature Men’s Health and Testosterone Course, hosted by Elite NP founder and men’s health clinic owner Justin Allan.

40 Responses

    1. I like the urological guidelines, I just don’t agree with how they define hypogonadism. Assigning a number of 300 total testosterone is ridiculous. I talk about this in the upcoming course actually.

    1. No, its open 5 days a week, I have a MA that does the majority of the work. I am only there 6-8 hours a week to see patients.

        1. Yes, the scope of practice is vague but I confirmed with legal counsel. Check your states regulations.

  1. Hi ! It’s me again ?
    I’m so glad I been following you since the beginning of your journey. Your are very inspiring and encouraging. I bought your book and I love it! I have been researching on how to add men’s health and testosterone to my services. Will this course include step by step on how to do so? Will it also include the protocols for management and the lab work needed to monitor? If so I will purchase that as well! Thank you,

    1. Hi Nikita! Yes, it covers everything you need to know on how to practice men’s health/TRT and how to actually start the practice. If you are just going to add it to your service line, then it would definitely be all you need to do so.

  2. You know, when men have prostate cancer, one of the treatments is to remove all their testosterone.
    Something like 50% of men over 80 have prostate cancer in their gland, just not yet clinically evident, but it is there on pathology.
    I am concerned that giving Testosterone to men may cause these inactive cancers to begin to grow. You might not know who is going to do this, even after it happens, You can always write it off as just coincidence. I don’t think you can know whether you are causing a cancer this way

    1. I talk about this in the course. Look up the prostate saturation model. Most urologists do not believe testosterone causes cancer, it does not make physiologic sense. Why is prostate cancer a disease of aging men who have LOW TESTOSTERONE? If testosterone caused prostate cancer, it would be a young mans disease. Check a PSA frequently, do your due diligence just in case, but overall, it is over-hyped and not substantiated by evidence.

    1. Minimal. In the last 2 years I have only suspected 2 patients abusing it and seen only 1 true case of abuse. Overall, it is low risk.

  3. 3 days till your course on Men’s Health and Testosterone opens! I’m excited. I am about to start seeing patients in my clinic. I am the sole, and first provider in an existing Holistic center. We are looking at multiple income streams, one being IV hydration, and this would add to the list of services. Looking forward to the course. How much will you be charging for it?

    1. It would make a great additional side service. $399 the first week and then it will go up to $499.

  4. Thanks for taking the time to convey all this information.

    Will the course cover how to start an online version of the business?


    1. It will not because technically your supposed to see the patient one time in person before you can prescribe testosterone. Can the course be translated into telemedicine? Very easily. Check out the telemedicine article.

  5. This looks fantastic! Think there would be a way to adapt it to telehealth? I’d love to do this in a state where NP’s have full authority via telehealth.

    1. Absolutely, you can do this via telemedicine. Telemedicine is simple, you can do whatever you want via telemedicine as long as you are following state regulation. Testosterone is controlled though, so you need to follow DEA regulation. I talk about this in the telemedicine course.

  6. Are there any states that don’t require an in person physical visit prior to prescribing T via telehealth?

  7. I’d like to hear more about a men’s health clinic. I have the space, exam rooms, staff, just would like more information about this great idea if possible about

  8. Would a new NP be able to start any telemedicine business on the side after passing the certification test? Would I need to wait for all my DEA/NPI to be processed prior to?

    Thank you! I loved the IV hydration and I have that going. I plan to do weight loss and men’s health but, the telemedicine option I need for the start of 2021 because I know it will take a while to have all my NP stuff processed post the exam because it will be the holidays.


    1. Hi Marsha,

      Yes, you could go ahead and start getting everything setup before you get your other licenses. You cannot start seeing patients though until you get those, obviously… Otherwise, I say go ahead and get everything setup, learn the niche service lines, and rock and roll!

  9. It’s interesting to know that it’s fairly easy for doctors to transition to a men’s health practice. I’d like to help my husband look for a men’s health clinic soon because he has been suffering a lot from fatigue lately. Maybe it would be best to find solutions for that before his situation gets worse.

  10. Hi Justin.
    I am wondering what your insurance policy looks like for this service?
    What is the coverage, the company, and the cost…
    I have reviewed the course and I am ready to begin.
    I am having trouble with the malpractice part.

    1. Berxi is still letting me use them. So, I think it is state specific. But my other NPs at my mens health clinic use CM&F. You can expect to pay $3k or so for the year.

  11. I am currently choosing an NP program with the ultimate goal of opening my own Men’s Health Clinic which specializes in testosterone related issues, as well as weightloss. What NP track certification is most optimal? I am leaning towards Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, since FNP coursework incorporates children. What do you recommend? I plan to move to Arizona to open the practice.

  12. Hi Justin! I’m a PMHNP and I feel like I’m so limited. Can a PMHNP open a men’s health clinic? Aside from addiction med and a psych practice, what other niche could a PMHNP do that is profitable and not very time consuming?

    1. You can do anything you want as long as you are prescribing it for a mental health issue. Low testosterone causes depression…

      1. Picking your brain for a sec. Considering how this could be branded/marketed. Would you suggest opening a men’s health clinic that also offers mental health services or opening a mental health practice that offers hormone therapy for mood symptoms brought on low testosterone for example?

  13. Im curious about how referrals go. I wouldn’t want to infringe on starks law. If you have a practice and have a non medicafre patient whose testosterone is not covered and you had opened a TRT clinic could you refer them to your clinic, same goes for other providers at the clinic could they refer to you as long as its not a medicare patient and not covered.

  14. Could testosterone therapy be done via telemedicine solely? Considering this avenue but not sure if I would be able to via telemedicine solely. I would want to check labs and at least an initial ECG to ensure no cardiac issues.

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