From the Solal website, it states: “Dr Craige Golding, a specialist physician in anti-aging medicine and medical director of Solal. . . “Anti-aging medicine is really about the prevention, early detection and reversal of the chronic diseases that become more common with age ” . . . . ” It truly is the medicine of the new millennium”.
Are “anti-aging qualifications recognised clinical speciality?
The anti-aging qualifications of Dr Craige Golding are not recognised by the American Board of Medical Specialties — even though the Solaltech advertising states that he has “two board certified courses” which is (deliberately?) meant to confuse the public into thinking that they are recognised by the American Board. And they’re certainly not recognised by the HPCSA. It is misleading to imply that he is a specialist in anti-aging medicine. (He is a specialist physician though.) American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) mention: “The medical establishment does not recognize aging as a disease to be cured.
And antiaging is not a medical specialty, according to the American Medical Association and the American Board of Medical Specialties (which puts the “board” in “board-certified”). But doctors are signing up with organizations such as the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Age Management Medicine Group, attending their conventions, learning about the latest purported anti-aging techniques — and using their own offices and equipment to hawk treatments to patients.” http://www.abms.org/News_and_Events/MediaMentions/ABMS_IntheNews_JulyAug2008_WEB.pdf – p24/69