Our team of doctors are specialists in providing men with the best TRT treatments available in the UK, with excellent patient care at affordable prices.
Introducing our specialist doctors...
Dr Chris Airey, BMBS, MMedSc
Dr Chris Airey is Optimale’s Medical Director and he is also a TRT patient with Optimale.
Dr Airey is a member of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, and the Androgen Society. He is currently doing a Master of Science course in Endocrinology to further increase his knowledge in hormonal health and improve the quality of care that he provides to Optimale patients.
Dr Chris Airey is a fully registered doctor with the GMC (General Medical Council) and Care Quality Council (CQC) in the UK, with extensive experience in testosterone replacement therapy.
He trained at The University Hospital Southampton and went on to graduate as a doctor with a joint Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery plus a Masters in Medical Science, completing his research project in the Medical Neurosciences Department.
As well as working in the Accident & Emergency Department and Acute Medicine for the NHS, Dr Chris is also the Medical Director of Optimale. He is passionate about helping people live a health-conscious lifestyle so they can feel the best they can.
He says: “I have always had a keen interest in sports and fitness – enjoying rock climbing, weightlifting, martial arts and rugby as a young man, up until joining the Royal Marine Commandos.
As I grew older I became more interested in men’s health and hormonal health. The benefits of lifestyle interventions such as nutrition and exercise are vital but sometimes there can be a missing piece to the puzzle. As I hit 37 years old I started to suffer from symptoms of testosterone deficiency. I became irritable, had low libido had no energy, felt tired all the time and began falling asleep in the day. I had gone from running and weightlifting daily to having no motivation to train. I had my testosterone levels checked and found them to be low and realised that I do not have to accept feeling this way.
I started to research the effects of testosterone and the health benefits of testosterone optimisation. I came across Optimale and started treatment under Optimale’s care. On starting treatment the improvement in the way I felt and my quality of life was astounding. I returned to weight lifting and began training for Ironman 70.3. My libido returned and I felt vast improvements in my energy and motivation. I enrolled in a Master of Science course in Endocrinology to further increase my knowledge in hormonal health and joined the European Society for Sexual Medicine, and the Androgen Society.
After a while on treatment, Alastair and David spoke to me about taking on the role of Medical Director at Optimale. I was excited by the prospect of helping other men who suffer from testosterone deficiency to get the gold standard treatment and help them improve their lives. I refuse to accept that we should all just grow old gracefully and view the symptoms of testosterone deficiency as a fact of life when it can be safely and effectively treated.
I believe in a patient-focused approach with no two people being the same, so it was astounding to me that the one size fits all approach to the treatment of testosterone deficiency should still be common practice in the NHS and in many other private TRT clinics. Keeping up to date with the latest research and developments in this new and exciting field of medicine is what drives me and transferring this knowledge to improve my patient’s lives is the greatest satisfaction I have found since becoming a doctor.
Testosterone replacement isn’t some magic panacea, but in tandem with physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle the improvement patients can see and that I have experienced first hand can be immeasurable.”