Finding a Dr to prescribe Metformin and Rapamycin
I have contacted several doctors listed at this site as longevity doctors. Their web sites seem to indicate they have very rich clients. I'm more looking for a Dr willing to prescribe for my self-directed therapy. I'm ok with them charging for their time, etc but want to avoid very expensive therapies they offer. The doctors from this list I have contacted are not responding; I suspect because I'm not a good candidate for their uber-therapies. Has anyone found a Dr willing to prescribe for a reasonable cost? Thx.
Healthcare providers (MD, DO, APRN) have to abide by professional standards and law. This requires establishing a physician patient relationship, face to face visit(s), history and physical examination, treatment plan which includes follow up care. These elements are the very least required to provide what you are desiring - that being access to a "prescriber". In addition, the professional can work with you on a treatment plan but the idea that a simple prescription can be provided with the patient then doing self directed methods cannot work within this framework. We have to assume the responsibility for our care and the consequences of such or risk our livelyhood via state health department actions against us which then triggers third party payers and the federal government potentially removing us from insurance panels and medicare.
I've provided the type of access you are desiring by treating some select intractable chronic pain patients whom I follow closely for years and integrate it into their care program. The only non-patients I have provided such access is some spouses of patient's being treated this way (because that inevitably becomes an issue), or immediate family and my closest friends. I see them as self pay patients and perform a "Longevity consultation" which includes the elements of a physician patient relationship as described above.
Poor access to these treatments is due to a general ignorance of anti-aging treatments among medical professionals who are also self protective because of our hyper-litigous society. Being an M.D. I genuinely feel bad about this as me and my loved ones can access these things so easily while others are struggling to find sources. I have even found a compounding pharmacy that provides rapamycin capsules for $1.00 per milligram and dastinib for $3.50 per 50mg capsule. Like any pharmacy, they require a prescription.
Sorry to hear that the physicians listed on this site are not what they seem to be. At this point I believe that Dr. Green is probably the best avenue but he is but one physician in one city. Telemedicine laws are so unclear that I don't even think that is an option in most states.
I thought this post would provide some information from a physician perspective into this anti-aging care access problem.
Not sure where you're located but Dr. Fred Bloem is a very good doctor that works out of his house in Olney, MD I'm sure he will work with you but you may have to provide some type of medical data etc. assuming your not able to visit his office. Been using him for years, very satisfied. Tell him I recommended you, it wouldn't hurt.
Dr. Fred Bloem 301-802-0878
I am an internist working at a hormone clinic. I am offering anti-aging therapies including: thymic rejuvenation with GH augmentation, metformin, rapamycin, NAD, dasatinib and quercetin, M&F and transitioning hormone replacement.
I require in person visit for initial eval and f/u can be done telemedicine (do require in person eyeball once yearly, though).
Am located in Greenville, SC
Dr Mario Menendez
Low Country Male/AquaVitae
138 Milestone Way, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29615
web: lowcountrymale.com (updating soon to reflect anti-aging services)