Recess Rx2024-06-15T21:14:13+00:00

Dr. Ian Justl Ellis and Recess Fitness Club have partnered to provide you with the following incredibly effective tools to turbocharge your health and fitness journey:

  • GLP-1 Weight Loss Meds
  • Testosterone Therapy
  • Low-Cost Laboratory Testing
  • 24/7 Physician Access

Services are available to all Texas residents. Read on to learn what Recess Rx could do for YOU!

turbocharge your results with recess rx!

Dr. Ian Justl Ellis and Recess Fitness Club have partnered to provide you with the following incredibly effective tools to turbocharge your health and fitness journey:

  • GLP-1 Weight Loss Medications
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Low-Cost Laboratory Testing
  • 24/7 Board-Certified M.D. Access

Services are available to all Texas residents. Read on to learn more about what Recess Rx can do for YOU!

GLP-1 WEIGHT LOSS MEDS

Did you know the average patient on GLP-1 weight loss medication loses 16%-22.5% of their body weight?

These revolutionary medications make it possible for nearly anyone to finally reach a healthy weight.

Schedule a free telemedicine consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis to discuss whether GLP-1 treatment is right for you.

Need more info? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to get answers.

TESTOSTERONE THERAPY

Do you suffer from low libido and energy, depression, or low muscle mass and excess body fat?

Testosterone levels drop naturally as men age, and low testosterone can leave you dragging.

Schedule a low-cost consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis to get levels checked and discuss treatment options.

Need more info? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to get answers.

Walk-in lab testING

Are you interested in routine blood or hormone testing, or have more specific laboratory testing needs?

Getting an inside look at your health doesn’t have to be inconvenient or costly.

Ordering standard and custom lab panels takes moments, labs can be drawn anytime, and results are available within 48 hours.

Need help making sense of your test results? Schedule a lab review consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis.

24/7 physician access

Can you imagine having a physician and actually being able to get the care you need WHEN you need it?

Recess Rx patients receive 24/7 access to Dr. Justl Ellis via text message and e-mail.

Low-cost telemedicine appointments are also available and can be booked quickly and easily via our online scheduling platform.

Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis to discover how Recess Rx can “level up” your health!

MEDICATION pricing

MEET THE DOC!

Dr. Ian Justl Ellis is a board-certified physician with a doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and is fellowship-trained in Medical Education. He graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate major in Athletic Training.

Dr. Justl Ellis is also a Personal Fitness Instructor and nutrition expert certified by the International Fitness Professionals Association and has helped clients of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals since early in his college career.

Have questions? Dr. Justl Ellis may be contacted directly via text message at (817) 583-8542 or via email at md@recessrx.com.

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GLP-1 Medication FAQ

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Patients taking semaglutide lose an average of 16% of their body weight, and patients taking tirzepatide lose an average of 22.5% of their body weight, compared to just 2.4% weight lost in the placebo group. Jastreboff, A.M. et al. Tirzepatide once weekly for the treatment of obesity. NEJM 2022 and Garvey, W.T. et al. Two-year effects of semaglutide in adults with overweight or obesity; Nat Med 2022

What are GLP-1 medications?2023-12-28T17:32:20+00:00

GLP-1 agonist medications are a genuinely revolutionary class of medications that put achieving a healthy body weight within reach for most people.

The most well known of these medications, and the most affordable, is semaglutide (commonly sold under the brand names Ozempic® and Wegovy®).

A new medication called tirzepatide (brand name Mounjaro®) is also available. This medication binds to an additional receptor called the glucose-dependent insulinoptropic polypeptide (GIP), intensifying its treatment effect.

How do GLP-1 medications work?2023-12-28T17:32:54+00:00

Both semaglutide and tirzepatide bind to the glucagon-like-peptide 1 (GLP-1) hormone receptor found in the human gut.

This has many beneficial effects, but primary among them is extremely potent appetite suppression and dramatic slowing of emptying of the stomach—eliminating cravings and causing a rapid reduction in body weight.

Tirzepatide is a second generation medication which binds to an additional receptor called the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor. This dual-receptor action results in even more dramatic results.

Our formulations of both semaglutide and tirzepatide are compounded with pyridoxine (also known as vitamin B-6), which helps decrease unwanted gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea.

What kind of results can I expect?2023-12-28T17:33:50+00:00

Semaglutide:

An average patient taking semaglutide will lose 16% of their body weight—nearly 7x more than with lifestyle interventions alone.

Put another way, the average 200 pound patient can expect to lose 30-35 pounds or more during a course of treatment.

Tirzepatide:

An average patient taking tirzepatide will lose a remarkable 22.5% of their body weight—nearly 10x more than with lifestyle interventions alone.

The average 200 pound patient could expect to lose 45 pounds or more during a course of these medications.

Additional treatment effects:

Patients taking GLP-1 agonists also show dramatic improvements in waist circumference, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and overall level of physical function—as well as a significant reduction in risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart attack.

What side effects might I experience?2023-12-28T17:35:23+00:00

Side effects of GLP-1 medications are generally mild, and most can be decreased or eliminated by careful adjustment of your diet under the supervision of Dr. Justl Ellis.

The most commonly experienced side effects are nausea and diarrhea. Occasionally, moderately severe side effects such as stomach pain and vomiting may occur.

Very severe or life-threatening side effects are very rare but can occur.

Comprehensive information on GLP-1 medications written for patients, including efficacy data, contraindications, and a full list of potential side effects, may be accessed via this document from the Department of Texas Health and Services.

FDA prescriber information data sheets for semaglutide may be accessed here.

FDA prescriber information data sheets for tirzepatide may be accessed here.

How do I take GLP-1 medications?2023-12-29T01:18:36+00:00

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are both administered via subcutaneous injection (under the skin) once a week.

A syringe kit with complete instructions of how to draw up and self-administer the medication will be shipped to you with your first medication delivery.

What are compounded medications?2024-01-09T03:12:59+00:00

Drug compounding is the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.

Our formulations of both semaglutide and tirzepatide are compounded with pyridoxine (also known as vitamin B-6), which helps decrease unwanted gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea.

Our compounded medications contain the same active pharmaceutical ingredient as “name brand” medications and are available at a significantly lower cost.

We obtain our medications from fully licensed and independently inspected compounding pharmacies within the state of Texas.

Can I afford to take GLP-1 medications?2024-04-28T03:42:31+00:00

Yes, you can!

We ship compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide directly to your door from our pharmacy partner at a fraction of the cost of “brand name” medications.

Semaglutide is the more affordable of the two options. Many patients recoup the entire cost of semaglutide treatment via lower food costs alone.

Tirzepatide is a premium option and is available to those wishing to spend more for the best possible results.

You may use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to pay for Recess Rx services.

Do you accept commercial insurance?2023-12-28T17:37:57+00:00

We do not accept commercial insurance. However, you may use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to cover your membership cost.

Do you accept HSA funds?2023-12-28T17:38:32+00:00

Yes! You may use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to cover your membership cost—and many people recoup the entire cost of their membership via lower food costs alone.

Where can I find more information?2023-12-28T17:40:16+00:00

Comprehensive information on GLP-1 medications written for patients, including efficacy data, contraindications, and potential side effects, may be accessed via this document from the Department of Texas Health and Services.

FDA prescriber information data sheets for semaglutide may be accessed here.

FDA prescriber information data sheets for tirzepatide may be accessed here.

Treatment effects for semaglutide were first described in this 2021 study in the New England Journal of Medicine. These findings were confirmed in the STEP 5 Trial published in Nature Medicine in 2022.

Treatment effects for tirzepatide were first described in this 2022 study, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Multiple trials showing reduction in risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart attack in patients taking GLP-1 agonist medication may be reviewed here and here.

Further resources are available on request.

testosterone replacement FAQ

Total testosterone levels fall at an average of ~2% per year beginning around 40. Twenty percent of men aged over 60 have total testosterone levels below the normal range and the figure rises to 50% in those aged over 80. Stanworth, R.D. et al. Testosterone for the aging male: current evidence and recommended practice; Clin Interv Aging 2008

What does testosterone do?2024-04-25T04:41:15+00:00

Testosterone is a critical hormone which plays multiple important roles in the body, such as the development of male secondary sexual characteristics during puberty, development and maintenance of muscle mass and strength, maintenance of bone strength, sex drive, and sperm production.

What are symptoms of “Low T”?2024-01-09T05:16:16+00:00

As men age, testosterone levels drop very gradually, about 1% to 2% each year. More than a third of men over age 45 may have reduced levels of testosterone than might be considered normal. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in adult men include reduced body and facial hair, loss of muscle mass, low libido, impotence, small testicles, reduced sperm count and infertility, irritability, poor concentration and depression, and brittle bones.

There are also a variety of conditions that may result in low testosterone other than normal aging, such as pituitary conditions, direct injury or damage to the testes, certain medications, and autoimmune conditions, among others.

Who is eligible for TRT with Recess Rx?2024-04-28T03:41:23+00:00

Biological males (born with XY chromosomes) with laboratory confirmed testosterone levels below the 50th percentile for age AND symptoms of testosterone deficiency are eligible for testosterone replacement therapy.

An initial consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis as well as laboratory testing to confirm the diagnosis of low testosterone is required prior to starting treatment

Testosterone replacement therapy by Recess Rx is intended solely for treatment of the medical condition of low testosterone and will not be prescribed for recreational, performance enhancing, or other uses.

A reasonable goal for treatment is maintenance of testosterone levels at the 75th percentile for age. Testosterone levels during treatment will be monitored and dosing will be decreased if serum testosterone levels increase above the 99th percentile for age.

How do I administer testosterone?2024-04-28T03:43:48+00:00

We prescribe injectable testosterone cypionate, which is administered by intramuscular injection once a week. Medication will be delivered to your home along with instructions and supplies for self-administration.

Alternative regimens to increase testosterone are also available on a case-by-case basis. Examples of medications used include HCG, enclomiphene, gonadorelin, and kisspeptin. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Justl Ellis to determine if one of these alternative regimens might be right for you.

Are there any contraindications to TRT?2024-01-07T22:16:09+00:00

Testosterone replacement is contraindicated (not allowed) in persons with a known allergy to testosterone cypionate or any of its components and in men with breast cancer or prostate cancer.

What kind of results can I expect?2024-01-02T15:31:06+00:00

Treatment with testosterone should improve the symptoms of low testosterone. Increasing muscle mass, higher libido, improved sexual function, and improved mood may occur during treatment. Responses to testosterone replacement therapy are individual and results of treatment are not guaranteed.

What side effects might I experience?2024-06-08T17:48:38+00:00

Testosterone replacement therapy may cause higher than normal red blood cell counts (polycythemia), which may increase the risk of heart problems or blood clots. While rare, when these complications occur, they may be serious or even life-threatening.

Testosterone treatment may cause enlargement of the prostate, which may result in difficulty urinating or an increased risk of urinary tract infections. Testosterone supplementation may also decrease sperm production and decrease fertility.

Minor side effects of testosterone therapy include gynecomastia (development of increasing breast tissue in males), acne, and depression.

This list of side effects is not comprehensive. An FDA document fully describing the indications, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy with testosterone cypionate can be reviewed by clicking here.

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