Dr Chris Airey is Optimale’s Medical Director and is also a TRT patient himself.
Dr Airey is a member of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, and the Androgen Society. He is currently completing 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 UK-based doctor with GMC (General Medical Council) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) registrations in the UK. He has personal and professional experience in testosterone replacement therapy and hormone optimisation.
Dr Chris Airey’s GMC reference no: 7490533
He is a renowned specialist in this field providing pioneering treatment protocols and with various appearances on national radio and in the press.
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 become 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 which TRT often fills.
‘After years of struggling with symptoms, I began researching the many health benefits of testosterone and hormone 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 became a member of 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 best possible standard of treatment and help them improve their lives. I refuse to accept the common notion that we should all just grow old gracefully, suffering from low mood, low energy, libido and ED. The often common view is that the symptoms of testosterone deficiency are a fact of life when in reality they can be safely and effectively treated.
I believe in a patient-focused approach with no two patients being treated the same, I was amazed at the one size fits all approach to the treatment of low testosterone that is still common practice in the NHS and in most private TRT clinics in the UK. 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 always a magic bullet, but in tandem with physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle the improvement patients can see and that I have experienced first-hand can be life-changing.”
General Medical Council
GMC reference no: 7490533
Dr Airey Medical Certificate
European Society for Sexual Medicine
The Androgen Society
Dr Airey has appeared in several articles as a specialist discussing the benefits of TRT.
This includes the well-known men’s magazine Mr Porter, Healthline.com where he discusses blood testing for hormones, as well as on Fatherly.com where he provides discusses the effect of endocrine disruptors on testosterone levels and fertility.
He has also been on 7 radio stations to discuss the effects of TRT on mental health. This includes UK Health Radio, British Forces Broadcasting Service and the BBC.