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What type of doctor typically treats osteoporosis?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Start first with your primary care physician.
He/she is the one who knows you best. If necessary, she/he will refer you to the appropriate specialist (endo, gyn, rheumatologists, orthopedic, women health...). It's very important to try to find the cause of the osteoporosis rather than just jump directly to treatment.

In brief: Many
Start first with your primary care physician.
He/she is the one who knows you best. If necessary, she/he will refer you to the appropriate specialist (endo, gyn, rheumatologists, orthopedic, women health...). It's very important to try to find the cause of the osteoporosis rather than just jump directly to treatment.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. David Burns
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rheumatologist
There are many doctors that can treat thin bones - rheumatologist will not only treat the thin bones but we will also try and find the cause.

In brief: Rheumatologist
There are many doctors that can treat thin bones - rheumatologist will not only treat the thin bones but we will also try and find the cause.
Dr. David Burns
Dr. David Burns
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Gynecologists...
...And endocrinologists.
Post-menopausal osteoporosis is caused by the natural sex hormone deficiency resulting from ovarian follicular cessation. Hormone science is the fundamental basis of the specialty of endocrinology and the sex hormones in particular are the special interest of gynecologists.

In brief: Gynecologists...
...And endocrinologists.
Post-menopausal osteoporosis is caused by the natural sex hormone deficiency resulting from ovarian follicular cessation. Hormone science is the fundamental basis of the specialty of endocrinology and the sex hormones in particular are the special interest of gynecologists.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Various types
Many primary care physicians treat osteoporosis.
Endocrinologists and rheumatologists generally have the most training in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

In brief: Various types
Many primary care physicians treat osteoporosis.
Endocrinologists and rheumatologists generally have the most training in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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