I got a PM asking:
Is there any possible way that we here at T-Nation can form some
kind of directory to help members in their quest to find a decent doctor?
I have been thinking about this and related issues. So I have pasted in my PM response here, plus more, for others to post their thinking.
I have discussed this at length with a TRT doc and have read some state medical board actions against some doctors.
If I list doctors that are far from your location, then this will not be of use to you.
Doctors who are doing this are getting black balled by jealous endos and urologists [perceiving business competition] who get the [republican] steroid phobic state medical boards to beat them up. They already have major medical insurance companies beating them up [they do not want to pay for preventive medicine or a steroid mill] and the doctors drop association with those companies.
Doctors read about DEA/FDA busts of doctors and pharmacies; and live in fear. Doctors often do not advertise such services at all and also do not list on A4M . They fear that advertising will bring in trolls, juicers and drug seeking personalities that will put them at risk.
This topic will be a chapter in my book if I take the leap and start writing that instead of doing things piecemeal here.
I think that doctors list on places like A4M, then later as they start to understand the ‘darkside’ of things want to be invisible.
A list of doctors on this site would also be a shopping list for abuse by the DEA, FDA, state medical boards and other [republican*] idiots. Google searches could find “doctor referral lists testosterone replacement therapy TRT injections”
Not all republicans are idiots, but the political forces behind the testosterone witch hunts are characteristically republican.
There is a freedom of speech issue. There are things that doctors cannot say or post. But we can talk about these things as we do not have a medical practice at risk. Doctors are probably wanting to be able to openly talk about these things.
Perhaps only ‘we’ can get these issues out for discussion. The situation is similar to Russia, China and other counties where any opposition to the official dogma, written or often not written, ends up with death or “re-education”. In those locations, when one hears about opposition leaders getting murdered, there is invisible writing on the wall that creates the needed understanding [fear] of what can live or die for.
In the USA, there are thugs that force behavior changes and enough prosecutions and raids occur, with lots of media coverage, to make people live in fear. Living in fear is not what this country is all about … I guess that that is not true anymore.