Get Roman is a digital health clinic for men and a convenient way to access healthcare online and receive health products discreetly by mail. Popularly called Roman, the company primarily focuses on sexual health, hair loss treatments, wellness, and allergies, while also offering weight loss products and broader health support.
From online evaluation to fast treatment delivery and unlimited follow-ups, Roman has emerged as a one-stop center that provides seamless healthcare, saving its clients the usual agonizing waits to see a white-coat.
Hims, a similar company leading the space in men’s wellness.
If you haven’t heard of them, Hims is designed to help men get better, more affordable access to prescriptions, wellness products, and medical advice.
With its fashionable packages, social media-driven marketing, attractive venture capital, and patient testimonies, Roman has managed to grab headlines. It has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, GQ, New York Post, Vice, and TechCrunch. Given its frequent mention in popular media, it comes as no surprise that @roman has 12.2k followers on Instagram, while Roman Health on Facebook has close to 40k followers.
Making a health-related decision is not easy. Especially at a time when search engines are a floodgate of information. Does Get Roman live up to its glossy, lofty promises of accessible healthcare, safe medications, and accurate information?
This Get Roman review will provide you with an overview of the company, what it offers, and share client experiences. In short, we’ll tell you if Get Roman can help you accelerate in bed and put the brakes on what may be a needless visit to the doctor.
Overview of Roman
First, the story. When all his friends were having “the birds and the bees” conversation, Zachariah Reitano was shown anatomical diagrams over dinner. Diagnosed with a heart condition, Reitano was put on medication, which progressively resulted in erectile dysfunction. He was 17 years old.
Familiar with the pain and stigma surrounding men’s sexual health, Reitano, along with his friends Rob Schutz and Saman Rahmanian, started Roman nine years later in 2017 in New York City, NY. Reitano considers himself the company’s first customer.
Roman initially started to provide accessible health coverage for men from the comfort of their homes. Roman was rechristened as Ro in 2018, with Roman becoming a subcategory along with Rory for women’s health and Zero for smoking cessation.
Ro, with its network of licensed US medical practitioners, seeks to help you with all parts of your medical journey: scheduling appointments, filling out prescriptions—and everything in between. It’s hard to watch Ro’s rise and not conclude that the age of digital healthcare is here, in a big way.
There’s a reason why Ro was placed #2 in the Wellness category in Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019. They were particularly commended for addressing men’s health in an “approachable manner”. But is there a fine print that customers may be missing? If there is one, this Get Roman review will zoom right in.
Is Roman FDA Approved?
Get Roman’s ED treatment remains the company’s most sought-after service, emerging as a popular alternative to Viagra. However, is Roman Viagra legit? To find the FDA stamp on Roman’s products, this Get Roman review had to deep dive into telemedicine-related information, swim through a swamp of reviews, and surface to talk to a couple of licensed practitioners in the US.
The end result: Roman gets pills from verified-accredited wholesale distributors who are approved by the FDA. While their pills for ED may not be FDA-approved, the active ingredients used in them, Tadalafil and Sildenafil, are approved by the FDA and are the same ingredients used in Viagra.
Not convinced? While researching for this Get Roman review, here’s a tidbit we found that could help build more confidence in the company. All the doctors and nurse practitioners who are part of the Roman network undergo an extensive background check and license verification process.
When you message or talk to one of these healthcare professionals, you can access their resume, medical license, and credentials. Also, Roman has a medical advisory board that includes a former surgeon general, clinical directors, and medical leaders in the fields of psychology and counselling, sexual health, neurology, pulmonology, addiction, urology, pathology, and family medicine.
Like every other brand, Get Roman has its share of deficiencies. This Get Roman review will now delve into some of the brand’s strengths and weaknesses.
- The convenience of consulting a doctor from home
- Personalized treatment
- Appointments and treatments are cheaper than a regular prescription service
- Free, unlimited follow-ups
- Response within 24 hours
- Confidential care and discreet packaging
- Free shipping of medication
- Monthly subscription available (in case you forget to restock your medication)
- $15 charge for an initial consultation (most competitors offer for free)
- Services not covered by insurance
- Does not offer primary care; Roman doctors are an accompaniment to your primary care provider
- Occasional delay in shipment due to availability of medication or supply chain issues
- Services, product offers, and access to care can change based on the company’s business practices (which can make it difficult to rely on in the long term, especially for those on continued care)
Roman Treatment Plans
Roman offers services under three categories:
- Sexual health (which includes treatment and ongoing care for Erectile Dysfunction, premature ejaculation, cold sore, and genital herpes)
- Hair loss and skin care treatments (from receding hairlines and thinning hair to acne and wrinkles)
- Daily health (scientifically-backed, best-suited treatment)
Customers receive messages about their treatment by logging into the website using their Get Roman login, in addition to being notified by email. Prescribed medication is shipped in discreet packaging with free 2-day shipping.
You can message your doctor or nurse any time if you have concerns about Roman. If the doctor sees any indication of an underlying medical condition, they might recommend a lab test, which they’ll review for free, before prescribing medication. In some cases, patients may be unsuitable for Telehealth, in which case the Roman doctor will direct them to a doctor’s office.
We now know the ‘what, when, and how’ of Roman. This Get Roman review will now focus on the why’s. Why is Get Roman popular? To answer this, we need to explore some of the company’s in-demand services and find out what makes them noteworthy.
First, let me put this out there. Your performance in bed does not define your manhood or masculinity. Erectile Dysfunction is often a symptom of a more serious underlying condition like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or even depression.
Get Roman strongly recommends laboratory tests for its clients before the consultation to rule out any underlying condition. The results are reviewed free of charge by Roman physicians. If the client is prescribed Roman ED treatment, the medication will be shipped in discreet, unmarked packaging.
The most prescribed medication by Roman physicians is Sildenafil (the generic form of the brand Viagra) and Tadalafil (the generic form of the brand Cialis). They also offer branded forms. Both of these drugs have the same mechanism of action, but there are subtle differences that may lead the doctor to recommend one drug over the other based on your treatment goals.
A subtle difference could go a long way. This Get Roman review examines the subtleties of the brand’s Erectile Disfunction medication, including its prices. Get Roman offers Sildenafil (in the generic form) at $2/per dose. How much is Viagra on Roman? The brand is priced at $70/per dose. The medication needs to be taken without food 30-60 minutes before sex and its effects last up to 6-8 hours. The medication comes in three doses: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.
Priced at $8/per dose, Tadalafil (also called daily generic Cialis) is quite a pinch compared to Sildenafil. Roman also offers branded Cialis at $17/per dose. The effect of Tadalafil (or Cialis) lasts for up to 36 hours! The medication works best when taken at least 2 hours before sex. They come in four doses: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.
Both Sildenafil and Tadalafil can cause side effects including an erection lasting more than 4 hours, sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, and sudden hearing decrease or loss. If these occur, seek medical attention immediately.
Roman physicians may recommend trying the medication multiple times under different circumstances. They may also increase your dose, depending on your reaction to the medication, and any side effects.
Roman Hair Loss
Many men out there can rock the bald look. A lot of them have no choice (especially when you’re past 30 years old). Hair (or the absence of it) occasionally dominates some conversations. Whether you embrace it, shave it, or treat it, hair loss can be an emotional concern for men, and Roman promises to help.
As part of the online consultation, Roman clients are asked to submit photos after filling an online questionnaire. Following an evaluation, the Roman doctor, or nurse practitioner, will prescribe either Finasteride (for male pattern baldness), Minoxidil (over-the-counter topical treatment for thinning crown), or a combination of both, which will be shipped free of cost. Both medications are FDA-approved.
How long would it take to see those long-desired sprouts? This Get Roman review can’t promise you a date, but it can give you a tentative timeline based on research:
- 1-2 months: This isn’t a miracle cure. Some people may shed more fine hair than before. Do not panic. There’s just more space for healthier hair to grow.
- 3-6 months: Noticeable decrease in hair loss. It’s time to take a photo.
- 6 months and beyond: Hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped and some people may see signs of regrowth (usually at the crown of the head).
All the medications from Roman are shipped and billed quarterly. The first shipment is offered free of cost. While the combination of Finasteride and Minoxidil costs $35 a month, Finasteride and Minoxidil on their own are priced at $20 and $16 per month.
Roman Testosterone Support
“Created by doctors and backed by science”, is how Get Roman describes its supplements for testosterone support. These capsules are for anyone who wants to support their bodies’ natural function. Testosterone is a hormone that helps regulate sex drive, increase bone and muscle mass, and the production of red blood cells and sperm.
While this Get Roman review couldn’t independently fact-check the brand’s claim, based on scientific research, it can vouch for some of the individual ingredients used in the Roman supplements. Get Roman supplements are a blend of:
- Vitamin D3 (for bone health)
- Zinc (helps heal wounds and supports cell growth)
- Magnesium (for muscle function)
- Ashwagandha (an Ayurvedic panacea for physical well-being)
- Maca (a Peruvian staple which purportedly regulates physical, mental, and emotional stresses in the body)
- Copper (a versatile trace mineral in the body that plays a role in a wide range of bodily functions)
These capsules come in monthly and quarterly shipments of pre-packaged daily doses. Monthly plans are $35/month (billed and shipped monthly), and quarterly plans are $29/month (billed and shipped 3 months at a time).
Get Roman offers customers $15 off on their first order. Disclaimer: supplements are not a replacement for a healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep. Those aren’t our words. They’re Get Roman’s.
Roman Premature Ejaculation Support
Sick of putting off sex with your partner? How about finding out if you have a ‘problem’ first? Many men out there believe they orgasm more quickly than they should, only to discover that their usual climax time is well within the average range. So, what is the average? An ejaculation is defined as premature if it happens earlier than desired, often within 1 minute of penetrative sex.
Some experts prefer to define PE (Premature Ejaculation) as any situation where the man or his partner experience distress, frustration, or avoid sexual intimacy due to endurance concerns. Can this be helped? Yes. Although no single treatment works for all, most men can be treated with over-the-counter topicals, prescription medication, behaviour modification, or a combination of all these treatments.
How does Roman PE treatment work? First, a physician, or nurse practitioner, will evaluate your medical information to determine the treatment route. Once again, if you are prescribed the medication will be shipped in discreet, unmarked packaging.
The cost of Roman PE Treatment varies depending on the mode. Sometimes, all you need is a Roman Swipe, an over-the-counter wipe with FDA-approved ingredients to help you last longer in bed. Just apply them to sensitive parts of your penis (specifically where desired, using your best judgement), wait five minutes to dry, and you’re good to go.
Get Roman offers 8 wipes as a monthly supply (with $10 off your first order) at $22 per month. They also have a 3-month kit with 24 wipes that cost $65.76. Pricey, yes, but who can put a price on peace of mind?
Blurring the gender line in the health and wellness sector, Roman, along with its competitors, Hims and Keeps, have revolutionized the way we see men’s health and wellness by including skincare products in their line-up. That’s one more stereotype broken.
Roman Anti-Aging Treatment is for those who want to address their fine lines and wrinkles, acne, dark spots, dullness, and skin texture. During a consultation, customers are required to submit an unedited photo that will help doctors evaluate their skin and chalk out a personalized treatment plan.
If needed, the doctor will recommend prescription medication with detailed instructions on how to use it, depending on the skin type and condition. This treatment, which comes as a night cream, includes a combination of ingredients selected by Get Roman’s dermatologists.
Get Roman’s customized night cream usually costs $75, but the brand is currently offering it at a massive discount of $5 for your first order (I had to double-check to see if I got this right). Customers can also get free follow-ups. For me, the discount was a bigger brow-raiser than finding a company that specializes in Erectile Dysfunction medication while also putting out Anti-Aging Night Creams.
Roman Stress Relief
Stress—everyone’s favorite self-diagnosis—especially in these uncertain times. If Roman says they have a cure, maybe it’s worth a look. Get Roman supplements are formulated with three key ingredients:
- Ashwagandha (which has scientifically unproven benefits of reducing stress and anxiety)
- Rhodiola Rosea (inconclusive evidence of decreasing mental fatigue)
- Phosphatidylserine (a molecule derived from soy that rejuvenates nerve cell membranes)
The above supplements are not a treatment for those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Each dose comes in a convenient, travel-size packet. Take one pack daily (either all at once or split it up throughout the day). These supplements come in monthly or quarterly shipments of pre-packaged daily doses.
Monthly plans are $39 every month and quarterly plans are $98 every three months. Get Roman is currently offering $15 for your first order. Are you convinced? This Get Roman review will present a final verdict below.
Roman Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
Winning a race isn’t easy when others in the market have had a head start and are constantly innovating to win loyalties. Get Roman’s biggest struggle seems to be keeping pace with its competitors, especially in its pricing policy. Customers find Get Roman cost more than Bluechew, the main competitors for Roman Viagra and Roman Sildenafil.
This review on BBB captures the voice of a majority of Roman Erectile Dysfunction reviews: “The main thing I didn’t like about Get Roman is that it was expensive. I also tried Bluechew, and that was 50% cheaper than Roman ED and delivered the exact same results. They all use the same ingredients, so I don’t see why they need to jack the prices so high.”
On customer review website Trustpilot, 59% of the 281 reviews rated Get Roman services as bad, largely because of “unfair” pricing and unresponsive customer care service. A section of customers also voiced concerns over sharing their personal information online.
There’s no question, however, on Get Roman’s legitimacy. The company is BBB-accredited. This Get Roman review came across several customer reviews lauding the company for empowering them to talk about their sexual health and making healthcare more accessible.
Is Roman Worth It?
Roman knows what it’s doing. The company does not make tall claims or false promises as is bound for any startup in a competitive market. If the efficacy of a particular ingredient in their product is not scientifically proven, the company clearly mentions it.
Roman also uses every chance it gets to remind customers that their products, especially their supplements, cannot be a substitute for a healthy diet, sound sleep, and exercise. If anything, customers at least know what they are paying for.
This Get Roman review’s verdict: Give Roman a chance. It may not be the conventional standard of care you are accustomed to, Get Roman prices may be slightly on the higher side, but at least you know help is just a click away. Besides, the company is still new and evolving. Keep watching their space. You may just get the care you were looking for and no one needs to know.
Roman Promotions & Discounts
At the time of this Get Roman review, Roman is offering its customers 50% off their first month of ED treatment. The brand also offers discounts for customers who sign up to receive their products on a monthly or quarterly basis, which they can cancel at any time.
Where to Buy Roman
Roman products are currently available on the company’s official website, GetRoman.com.
What is Roman’s Shipping Policy?
To prescribe medicine, a physician has to be licensed in the state where the patient is located. Roman’s products and services are currently available across the US, but prescriptions for certain conditions are not available in select states due to telemedicine laws:
- Erectile Dysfunction is not available in South Carolina or North Dakota
- Genital Herpes is not available in Nebraska, Nevada, Maryland, South Carolina, Washington or West Virginia
- Weight Management is not available in Virginia or Florida
- Premature Ejaculation is not available in South Carolina
- Smoking Cessation is not available in North Dakota
- Skincare is not available in Louisiana
Get Roman currently does not offer international shipping. Shipping within the U.S is offered free of cost and your shipment will arrive within 2-4 business days.
What is Roman’s Return Policy?
Get Roman does not accept returns on prescription products.
How to Contact Roman
If you have questions that weren’t covered in this Get Roman review, you can call or text Get Roman from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 9:00 pm EST at (424) 347-6299, or email them at [email protected].
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