Naturopaths can prescribe test in some states.
Here's a release about my state, but Utah allows it too;
"...Published in the April 2007 Washington State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter-
The legislature recently expanded the authority of naturopathic physicians. The law was amended to replace the term ?medicines of mineral, animal, and botanical origin? with the term ?naturopathic medicines.? Licensed naturopathic physicians may now prescribe, administer, dispense, and use legend drugs and controlled substances (CS) consistent with the practice of naturopathic medicine.
The specific medicines must be established by the Secretary of Health in rule. The prohibition on the use of CS was revised to permit the use of codeine and testosterone in Schedules III, IV, and V. The law includes education and training requirements for the use of CS..."
Washington News: The Practice of Naturopathy Expands Drug Authority - News - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Makes sense. My ND understands total well being and fitness, even the benefits of lifting heavy resistance. My Allopathic doc just looked at the prescribed range, not my level of fitness work, health, and life.
And this From Utah;
"...The bill's Senate sponsor, Sen. Dennis Stowell, R-Parowan, told lawmakers that a naturopath must go through four years of college, four years of medical school and a yearlong internship before being allowed to practice in the state.
"These guys are well qualified to do this," Stowell said..."
Bill will allow naturopathic doctors to prescribe testosterone | Deseret News
"BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that naturopathic physicians are known for their expertise in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. The legislature further finds that naturopathic physicians have been trained in the evaluation, assessment, and appropriate application of natural bio-identical testosterone therapy for symptom relief of testosterone deficiency. Naturopathic physicians also receive on-going training in bio-identical hormone therapy and medical updates on the safe and effective use of natural testosterone through the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians and various national medical conferences..."
Bill Text: HI HB996 | 2013 | Regular Session | Introduced | LegiScan