I said I’d drop in on a regular basis, but unfortunately it’s now been a few weeks since I’ve had time to do that. Since I burst onto the Message Board scene, the emails and questions have come in (at least) a hundred a day to my practice’s website. I personally answer each one, so this has really taken up my time—and made me VERY happy, as this is what I love to do. Many of these fellows have become patients, and together we are getting good things done. Also, I have been doing a fair amount of traveling, in fact, 9 out of the last 11 days. I’m writing now to share with you a few things I learned at the American Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) symposium, held last week in Las Vegas. BTW, I was experiencing some technical difficulties with accessing my database remotely, and several messages got accidentally deleted. So if you contacted me and did not hear back from me THAT SAME DAY (I never go to bed without first finishing my correspondences) please contact me (and also please accept my apologies). Anyways, on to a few thoughts of interest to AAS athletes: It is my opinion, in my battle to change the way conventional medicine treats (or, should I say, refuses to treat) the “Hormonally-Supplemented” (Politically Correct lingo), we have the best chance through the doctors who specialize in HRT for men. That is because they are at the forefront already regarding the benefits of testosterone, and have gotten used to using it. I am going to make a major push through this organization (headed by the legendary Dr. Robert Goldman) to seek out AAS athletes as patients. Second, because I started out by learning about steroids, I now realize (as I’d hoped) I am in a MUCH better position to provide HRT. I keep telling the HRT docs that if they really want to learn about HRT, they MUST learn about steroids. Why? Because doing so imparts a real understanding of the effects of various T levels, especially as we cross into the supra-physiological range. It helps, when trying to come to REALLY understand a thing, to study its extremes. Also, it is where we can learn to use the ancillaries (I think I am the first one to apply that phrase to HRT medicine) correctly. By example, one of the finest minds in HRT medicine stood up there, lecturing to a thousand other docs, and said that Clomid works by blocking the ANDROGEN receptor of the hypothalamus. Another advised using hCG at 5000iu per dose, to combat testicular atrophy. I very nearly fell out of my chair both times. EVERYONE on the AAS Forums know better than that! The real reason I went to that conference was to learn to properly use HGH; I am now quite confident in my ability to do so. Of note, I’m also giving out free sample packs of Viagra to my patients, as it can be of great benefit to the AAS athlete during those “down” times, as well as to the HRT patient while the therapy is kicking in. Finally, I always say I owe so much to the Vets and Mods on the Forums, because I have learned so much here, I am now perfectly positioned to not only care for AAS athletes, but also to provide a superior form of HRT. IMPO, I am only giving something back. I’ve missed interacting with the Bro’s on the Boards, and am resuming what has become a part of my day I always look forward to. I’ll hover over the Board and see if I may be of any assistance here. It’s good to be back, Bro’s!