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A 16-year-old male asked:

How would i go about getting an appointment with an endocrinologist in vancouver, canada regarding hgh therapy to increase height?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Referral: In the United States, most insurance plans and/or specialists will require a referral from a primary care physician. I apologize, but am not clear if this is the same situation with the Canadian healthcare system, but strongly suspect that it is.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Would it help ?: Before you invest time & effort I would have your local doc do a bone maturity study (bone age). A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for growth centers. If the study showed a "bone age" of about 15, your effort could be worthwhile. If it says you are mature (>18) the growth centers are closed & neither HGH or anything else will make you grow taller.

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