Anthony Bazzan, MD, and Daniel Monti, MD, MBA, are physicians with the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pa., and are available to provide outside commentary on the recent New England Journal of Medicine article showing modest benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men.
Dr. Bazzan said, "This research is a huge step in clarifying the benefits of restoring testosterone levels in men who are experiencing symptoms of deficiency. Low testosterone in older men is associated with increased mortality, poor sexual function, decreased strength and stamina, and depressed mood.
Understanding the safest and most effective ways of supplementing testosterone is imperative for the best possible clinical outcomes."
Dr. Bazzan is a practicing integrative medicine physician and Assistant Professor in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.
Dr. Monti is the Ellen and Ron Caplan Director of the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and Professor in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in psychiatry.