Martin M. Miner, MD

Martin M. Miner, MD

Miriam Hospital

Providence, Rhode Island

Martin M. Miner, MD, is founder and internist at the Lifespan Men’s Health Center and former chair of the Department of Family Medicine for Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also a clinical professor of family medicine and urology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. Dr. Miner earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He completed his residency at Brown University and spent time working with the Indian Health Service Corps and the Public Health Service. Dr. Miner presently holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Urological Association (AUA), and is a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He is president-elect of the Androgen Society and has participated as a member of the AUA in the development of guidelines for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, testosterone deficiency, and early screening for prostate cancer. He is the former president of the American Society of Men’s Health. Dr. Miner has published extensively in the areas of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as male sexuality and hormone replacement therapy in men.


Talks by Martin M. Miner, MD

Testosterone, Weight Loss / Weight Gain, and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventive/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Martin M. Miner, MD, Co-Director of the Men’s Health Center and Chief of Family and Community Medicine for Miriam Hospital, and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Urology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, investigate the ways in which body mass index (BMI) correlates with testosterone levels and how this knowledge can be used in a medical setting. Dr. Moyad begins the discussion with Dr. Miner’s presentation on the possibility of testosterone needs increasing as BMI increases, wherein Dr. Miner found that obese men required higher doses of testosterone to reach eugonadal levels than men who were not obese. Dr. Miner states that he expects the results of a long-term safety study of testosterone will soon show that testosterone therapy is safe over the long term, allowing physicians and researchers to focus on the symptomatic benefit of testosterone in areas such as mood and cardiovascular risk. Dr. Moyad asks if weight loss and increased fitness could possibly reduce the need for testosterone therapy, to which Dr. Miner responds that it may be possible if both weight loss and a reduction in comorbidities occur but it is unlikely in patients over 60. They conclude that weight loss can help make testosterone therapy more effective but it is unclear if it would be enough to reduce testosterone therapy altogether because of a multitude of genetic variables.

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