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Your primary care doctor can be your best ally in diagnosing and monitoring osteoporosis. If required, your primary care physician can easily connect you with doctors in your area who specialize in osteoporosis. They'll work closely with your primary care physician to provide you with care that's necessary for the diagnosis, management, and even prevention of osteoporosis.

Although there's no physician specialty or board certification program that's specifically dedicated to osteoporosis, many types of medical specialists can treat patients with this disease. These include family doctors, internists, endocrinologists, geriatricians, gynecologists, and orthopedists. If you already have an existing primary care physician, you should discuss your concerns with them. They may be able to treat you on their own or refer you to someone who can.

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What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to weaken, making them more prone to fractures. Symptoms such as pain and loss of mobility aren’t typically felt until a person has already sustained a fracture because the bone changes don’t usually cause any symptoms. This makes it difficult to diagnose the disease early on. Your risk of getting osteoporosis increases as you get older, especially after the age of 50. Blood thinners and cancer drugs as well as some illnesses (cancer, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis) can increase the risk of osteoporosis so getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and doing weight-bearing exercise can help prevent it.

Why would your primary care doctor refer you to an osteoporosis specialist?

Your primary care doctor may refer you to another physician if they determine that you need a more specialized care for your osteoporosis. They may also want to rule out or treat any underlying conditions you may have that can increase your risk of developing this disease. You may be referred to an endocrinologist if you have diabetes or thyroid problems, a rheumatologist if you have lupus or arthritis, or a gastroenterologist if you have absorption problems like inflammatory bowel disease.

Our doctors are here to listen to your needs. Your trusted primary care doctor will work alongside you to create a healthcare plan that works for you. With multiple locations across the United States, Oak Street Health is here to help you find the right doctor to help in the management of osteoporosis. Call us or check out our vast directory of primary care providers in your area, and request an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.

Our patient relations managers help guide you through the insurance process and ensure you get the most out of your insurance benefits.

Call us with questions for your doctor, to arrange prescription refills or to book your next appointment.

Common questions

  • What hospitals do you work with?

    We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.

  • What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?

    You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.

  • Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  • How do I or a family member become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Medicare doctor near you and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.

  • What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?

    We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.

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