On the other hand, testosterone is a prescription medication that, when used correctly under a doctor’s supervision, can provide great benefits to men with low testosterone production. It is also a highly controlled and regulated medication due to its potential for abuse amongst professional athletes. By limiting the number of prescriptions doctors write, the supply of testosterone for illegitimate use is limited. Unfortunately, men with a legitimate medical need for testosterone therapy pay the price in limited availability and higher costs. In addition, media attention on these pro-sports steroid scandals casts testosterone therapy in a poor light, discouraging men who could truly benefit from treatment from seeking it.
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Karron Power, M.D., M.P.H., is board certified under the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is a board diplomat with the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the International Hormone Society, the California Academy of Preventive Medicine, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Power graduated from UCSF Medical School and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health with an Environmental Health focus from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Power has internship, residency, and fellowship training in Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Power received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology cum laude from Whittier College in 1992. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health with an Environmental Health focus from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School in 1996, she served as Research Fellow in Dermatology. Dr. Power completed internship, residency, and fellowship programs in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and then pursued further training in Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Power is a past Scholar of the Occupational Physicians’ Foundation and the John Stauffer Science Foundation. She has received awards from the Air Resources Board of California and from the Thai Research Foundation for her research in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Power is medical director of the Marin Laser Center and continues to serve as a research physician at the UCSF Human Exposure Laboratory, and as a medical-legal expert in environmental exposure and disease.