If you’re a man struggling with a hormone dysfunction, which medical care provider should you go to for treatment? Well, it might surprise you to learn that most men seek care from gynecologists who, by far, have the most experience treating hormone dysfunctions.
Last year, however, the American Board of OB-GYN passed a new rule that told board certified obstetricians that they could lose their certification if they continued to treat men, leading both doctors and male patients concerned that thousands of patients could be deprived care.
On January 15, 2014, Dr. Gary Donovitz, a Dallas-based ABOG-certified physician, filed suit against ABOG over the rule change, claiming that it would result in the termination of thousands of physician-patient relationships. Thankfully, ABOG quickly offered to revise their rule and gynecologists now may again treat men without worry of censure. ABOG’s new rule now says that the provider must treat a majority of women, rather than the 75% suggested last fall.
This is fabulous news and we salute Dr. Donovitz, those other physicians and countless patients who spoke out decisively against this poor ruling. BRAVO!!!!