I like my doctor. He's a regular family physician. In general he's done great things for me. Got my meds just right. Seems to really care. I requested bloodwork. He was happy to run CBC, metabolic, TSH, and lipids. But he talked me out of running Test and E2. I hadn't explicitly mentioned that I intend to run my first test cycle, only that I've been weight training very seriously and minding my diet to the T for a long time now and wanted to see my blood levels. I specifically requested those tests and he didn't want to do them. Didn't necessarily refuse but it gave me pause. If I need a doc looking after my hormone levels and other aspects of my fitness journey, he might not be the guy. And now I have some questions for you guys. Do you think it's important to see a doctor who specializes in either sports medicine or hormone therapy? Is it absolutely vital to know specific Test and E2 levels before running a short, low dose cycle of Test E? Maybe an 8 week pyramid to see how I respond. Or would it be possible instead to watch for their effects? And if it is necessary are there alternative, affordable ways to get those tests?