Meet Our Dedicated Team at Huddle Men’s Health


Our team is more than a group of medical professionals—it’s a collective commitment to the wellbeing and vitality of every individual we serve. With a shared dedication to excellence and a profound understanding of men’s health, our team is here to guide you on a path toward optimal wellness. Comprised of experienced practitioners, each specializing in various aspects of men’s healthcare, we strive to provide the highest standard of personalized care. Meet the individuals who are passionate about supporting you in your health journey, making Huddle Men’s Health a place where your wellbeing is our utmost priority.

Dr. Nwosu

As an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in neck and lower back pain, Dr. Nwosu is skilled in the cutting edge techniques to address chronic pain and mobility issues caused by underlying spinal disease or injury.

After graduating from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Nwosu completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center followed by a spine surgery fellowship at the Harvard Combined Spine Fellowship Program, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Nwosu is an active member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Nwosu continues to perform extensive research in spinal surgery.

He is a published author who also speaks about his surgical research at presentations within the medical community. Dr. Nwosu’s personal philosophy focuses on living an active healthy lifestyle, which lead to him having a special interest in Men’s Health and wellness.

Sarah Hancock

Sarah, the eldest of three siblings, grew up in Utah where her passion for ballet and artistic expression through painting blossomed. Graduating high school with honors, she also obtained her Medical Assistant certificate during that time.

Over the past decade, Sarah has dedicated herself to a fulfilling career as a medical assistant, gaining experience in various medical specialties. Currently on the cusp of completing her BS in Healthcare Administration, she has lived in different parts of the United States, including California, Hawaii, Utah, and is now establishing a home in Washington alongside her husband and their beloved trio of dogs: Lyla, Calvin, and Milo.

In her leisure time, Sarah enjoys immersing herself in books, creating abstract artwork for her side business, and relishing moments spent playing with her cherished canine companions and exploring the beach.

Raphael

Akobundu Jr

Raphael Akobundu Jr is a multi-talented individual who has excelled in various fields throughout his life. Born and raised in Nigeria, Raphael developed a passion for sports and fitness at an early age. He pursued this passion by playing D1 football while studying for his Bachelor’s degree at University at Buffalo before moving on to pursue his nursing degree.

After graduating from college, Raphael started his career as a registered nurse. He worked in various hospitals and medical centers, gaining valuable experience in patient care and healthcare management. He then went on to pursue his Master’s degree in nursing and became a board-certified nurse practitioner.

Despite his busy career as a healthcare professional, Raphael never lost his passion for fitness and sports. He has always been obsessed with men’s health and has dedicated his personal time to helping others achieve their fitness and health goals.

In addition to his successful career and his passion for fitness, Raphael is also a devoted husband and father. He cherishes his family and spends as much time as possible with them, whether it’s fun park activities with his daughter or spending quality time with his wife.

Overall, Raphael is a driven and competitive individual. He attributes these qualities to his upbringing in Nigeria and years of playing competitive sports.

Brianna O’Donaghue

Brianna O’Donaghue, PA-C holds certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

She completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York College at Cortland and pursued her master’s degree at Mercy College.

Originally hailing from New York state, she relocated to Seattle to follow her love for the outdoors. Brianna specializes in men’s health and hormone therapy, alongside a focus on weight loss, primary care, and mental health.

She is deeply committed to aiding patients in addressing hormonal imbalances and supporting men in achieving their optimal well-being.

Calvin Yi

Calvin YI, PA-C Is a dedicated advocate for men’s health and fitness, seamlessly blending a love for bodybuilding, powerlifting, and marathon running into a holistic approach to his personal well-being.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Central Washington University in Paramedicine and his master’s degree at the University of Washington in clinical health science as a physician assistant.

A lifelong Washingtonian, with a keen interest in the intricate balance of hormones, Calvin has delved into the world of endocrinology, understanding its profound impact on men’s health. Armed with knowledge, he strives to educate and inspire others on optimizing hormonal health for physical and mental well-being.

A true testament to endurance, Calvin is not just a powerhouse in the gym but also a marathon enthusiast. The rhythmic pounding of the pavement is where he finds solace, pushing himself through the mental and physical barriers that accompany endurance athletes. His approach to fitness through strength training and cardio reflects a commitment to overall health and vitality.

Calvin doesn’t keep his knowledge and experiences to himself. As an avid educator and motivator, he shares insights into the symbiotic relationship between fitness and endocrinology. As a clinician, he empowers others to take charge of their health and embark on their own transformative journeys.

Beyond personal achievements, Calvin is on a mission to build a community of wellness warriors. By fostering a supportive environment, he encourages individuals to embrace a multifaceted approach to health, integrating the principles of endocrinology, fitness, and mental well-being.

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Men's Health FAQs

What should I bring to my first visit?

To ensure a smooth visit, we kindly request that all new patients bring the following three items:

Photo ID:
Please bring your valid photo identification for verification purposes.

Medication List and Health History:
It would greatly assist our providers if you could provide a comprehensive list of all medications you are currently taking, as well as a concise summary of your health history. This information allows us to assess if any prescriptions may be contributing to your condition.

Payment Options:
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards and personal checks. While we don't accept insurance, we are happy to provide you with a special receipt ("super bill") that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

Please come prepared with these items to help us provide you with the best possible care during your visit.

Do you accept insurance?

At Huddle Men's Health, we do not accept insurance for any of our services, including TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). These treatments are generally considered elective care and they are not covered by insurance.

Additionally, we want to be transparent about our payment policy: Credit cards are accepted for payment, however, we do not accept cash payments.

For your convenience, we gladly welcome Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and benefit cards as alternative payment methods. Our aim is to ensure a seamless and accommodating experience for all our patients.

If you have any inquiries concerning payment options or coverage, please feel free to reach out to our team. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Am I too old for testosterone treatment?

Age is not a limiting factor for testosterone therapy. Regardless of your age, testosterone therapy offers a wide range of benefits for men across all age groups.

Does testosterone treatment replace my body's natural testosterone?

In the body, the hypothalamus and pituitary play a crucial role in detecting and regulating testosterone levels. When testosterone levels are appropriately balanced, natural production is maintained, ensuring optimum levels are achieved. However, discontinuing therapy or experiencing interruptions can lead to a drop in testosterone levels.

In such cases, the hypothalamus and pituitary promptly detect the decline and initiate chemical signaling to restore the natural production of testosterone. However, for individuals with Low-T, the body may transmit insufficient signals to produce adequate testosterone naturally, or it may be unable to respond effectively to these signals. As a result, patients with Low-T who discontinue therapy typically return to their natural baseline production, which is inherently inadequate for optimal well-being.

How long until I start seeing results?

The effectiveness of testosterone injections varies for each patient, as several factors influence the speed of improvement. These factors include existing medical conditions, concurrent medications, body fat percentage, and the severity of testosterone deficiency.

While many patients experience some degree of improvement within four weeks of treatment, the timing may differ from person to person. Some individuals notice positive changes after the first injection, while others may require two to three months to perceive noticeable improvements. Initially, the increase in well-being may be subtle, gradually intensifying over the course of several weeks on treatment.

If you do not observe significant symptom improvement after a few weeks of therapy, we will conduct laboratory tests to assess your progress and explore alternative treatment options. Our goal is to ensure your well-being and work together to find the most effective approach for your specific needs.

Why does my PCP believe I don't require testosterone therapy despite my "normal" or "low normal" levels?

When it comes to blood tests, there are various types with different "reference ranges" used to interpret the results. However, it's crucial to grasp how these ranges are established. Specifically, in the context of serum testosterone reference ranges, it's important to note that the "norms" are not adjusted for age. This means that men ranging from 18 to 80 years old are grouped together, resulting in a wide spectrum of 250-1100 being considered "normal."

Nevertheless, we firmly believe that a 20-year-old individual should not have the same testosterone level as an average 70-year-old and still be categorized as "normal" or "low normal." Numerous studies have shown that testosterone levels should not significantly decline merely due to aging. Therefore, for men experiencing symptoms of Low-T and having what some may consider "borderline levels," treatment with testosterone is often supported and recommended from a clinical standpoint.

At Huddle Men's Health, we take into account individual circumstances and clinical evidence to provide the most appropriate and tailored treatment options for men with Low-T symptoms. Your well-being and quality of life are our utmost priorities, and we strive to ensure that you receive the personalized care you deserve.

What is the recommended duration for testosterone therapy?

While some men may experience temporary conditions leading to Low-T, such as severe infections or short-term physical and emotional stress, it's important to understand that hypogonadism is often a chronic condition. For many patients who have been experiencing the symptoms of Low-T for an extended period, the condition is longstanding and necessitates testosterone replacement therapy.

Just as individuals with diabetes may require insulin or those with hypothyroidism may need thyroid replacement for optimal health, individuals with hypogonadism may require long-term testosterone replacement to reach their full potential. This approach ensures that they can maintain their well-being and achieve an improved quality of life indefinitely.

At Huddle Men's Health, we understand the impact of hypogonadism on men's health and are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized treatment options. Our experienced medical team is committed to addressing your symptoms and developing a tailored approach to help you optimize your overall health and well-being.

Are you ready to reclaim your youth and vitality?

Embark on your journey to optimal health with our exclusive offer. You'll receive a confidential consultation with our experienced medical providers, along with a range of essential services, for free. This includes PSA testing, testosterone assessment, and, if necessary, a personalized "test dose" of our proven medication.

At our sports haven clinic, we believe in providing flexibility and convenience to our valued members. That's why we offer a month-to-month membership option with no contracts required. We understand that athletes have varying schedules and commitments, and we want to ensure that our services fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

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