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Who diagnoses osteoporosis?

It is important that you discuss your bone health with your family physician first. He or she will most likely be able to determine whether or not you have osteoporosis. If required, your doctor may refer you to a specialist to help determine your diagnosis. Possible specialists that your doctor may refer you to include: Endocrinologists, Geriatricians, Internists, Obstetrician/Gynecologists and Rheumatologists. To learn more about what each of these specialists does,click here.

For help with what questions to ask your doctor about your osteoporosis risk,click here.

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