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Dr Chris Airey, BMBS, MMedSc
Dr Chris Airey is Optimale’s Medical Director and he is also a TRT patient with Optimale.
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Dr Airey is a member of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, the Endocrine Society and the Androgen Society. He holds a post-graduate diploma 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 Commission (CQC) in the UK, with extensive experience in testosterone replacement therapy.
Dr Chris Airey’s GMC reference no: 7490533
Dr Chris Airey trained at The University Hospital Southampton and graduated as a doctor with a joint Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery plus a Masters in Medical Science. He completed his research project in the Medical Neurosciences Department.
Dr Chris has worked as the Medical Director of Optimale for several years after initially being a patient and then working as a doctor for them. He has personal experience of being on TRT and has helped hundreds of patients to realise the best, personalised protocols to help them get better.
As a younger man Dr Chris was always a keen sportsman, playing rugby, weightlifting and being involved in martial arts. He joined the Royal Marine Commandos and after leaving began his medical training.
At 37 years of age Chris began to notice the symptoms of low testosterone: low mood, low energy and reduced libido. He was falling asleep during the day and struggling to get motivated for training. He has his testosterone levels checked with Optimale and realised that this was the cause of his issues. As Chris has grown older he has became more interested in men’s 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.
‘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 working as a doctor for 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.”