Talking to Your Doctor About Osteoporosis
by Editorial Staff and Contributors
You have a unique health history. It’s important to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors 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
Getting the most out of your doctor appointment. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated January 19, 2018. Accessed June 26, 2018.
Osteoporosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113815/Osteoporosis . Updated February 1, 2018. Accessed June 26, 2018.
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 June 26, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
Last Updated: 6/26/2018
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