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Talking to Your Doctor About Osteoporosis
by Editorial Staff and Contributors
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with osteoporosis. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Osteoporosis
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113815/Osteoporosis. Updated June 9, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
Questions to ask your healthcare provider about bone health and osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Available at: https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Talking-with-your-Healthcare-Provider-checklist.pdf. Accessed May 19, 2016.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at:
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Updated May 2014. Accessed May 19, 2016.
Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015
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