What Kind Of Doctor Should I Look For To Monitor My Osteopenia So It Doesn't Become Osteoporosis?

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Asked by Donna Snyder

What Kind Of Doctor Should I Look For To Monitor My Osteopenia So It Doesn't Become Osteoporosis?

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Hi Donna: Any Dr can treat osteopenia or osteoporosis, but if you are looking for a specialist that's usually a Endocrinologist, Rheumatologist, OB GYN. There are some others that specializes but are harder to find and may not be for your age range, like a Geriatrician.

You can look up Drs. that are recommeded by the National Osteoporosis Foundation at this link. Click on the text, at the link, that says: "Find a Dr. or Other Health Care Provider..." If you don't find someone listed in your area at the NOF, I would talk to your primary care doctor and ask if they would be of help. If you don't have a primary, you can always call the physicians referral department at any of your local hospitals, they're usually very helpful. Generally you look for a specialist to determine if you have a secondary cause for osteopenia/osteoporosis, that requires a specialty in another area, but it's really up to you who you decide to see.

Good luck...

Answered by Pam Flores