Finding a healthcare provider

Finding a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about osteoporosis can be difficult. There is no physician specialty solely dedicated to osteoporosis, nor is there a certification program for health professionals who treat the disease. Over time, some doctors in various medical specialties have gained the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat people with osteoporosis. Note: There is a Bone Mineral Density Testing Certification Program for healthcare professionals.


Key osteoporosis opinion leaders in Los Angeles - San Diego area?

  • By Mktres · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi! I am located in the Los Angeles California area. I am in the biotech/Pharma industry myself so I know that key opinion leader doctors who research and publish are on the cutting edge of understanding ...

When my doctor didn't know the problem!

  • By Notyetgrandma · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • My doctor sent me to an endocrinologist when he couldn't find the reason for my high calcium. This doctor told me he took my chart home and studied every test he had given me and then was sending me to ...

Confused about choices

  • By mj2469 · New reply November 1, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hello - I need some advice, please. I've been on Forteo 6 months. I asked for a script for Forteo as I had read so many bad reports of bisphosphonates. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in December, 2012 ...


  • By marz2835 · New reply October 29, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I was diagnosed by my primary care physician last month after a bone density test. She suggested I continue calcium and start taking 2000 units of Vitamin D as well as weight bearing exercise. She said ...


  • By mona2013 · New reply October 4, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hi I have early symptoms of Osteoporosis and I want to do a check up . Does anyone know a good doctor for Osteoporosis. Thanks, mona ...

Anyone Have Any Experience with Any European Clinics an Strontium

  • By hopeinaction · New reply September 15, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • We are trying to find some specific clinics or Doctors in Europe that we can take our mother to to start Strontium Treatments. We know we can't get the real deal in the states, but does anyone have any ...

Information on the Dr. Norman clinic in Florida

  • By Greengold · New reply September 10, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I am a Canadian living in northern British Columbia. I have been waiting since March for a parathyroidectomy in Vancouver . I am in a study that will do three different type of scans a couple of weeks ...

doctor on Oahu

  • By katie33 · New reply August 23, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I live in Kailua on the island of Oahu. Does anyone know of a good doctor for osteoporosis treatment on the island. Thank you ...

Holistic, or Osteopathic for Osteo Nashville

  • By ladybones · New reply July 30, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • As so many others, I am looking for a doctor who will consider avenues other than medication for Osteoporosis. I was on Boniva/Actonel for combined 6 years and did ok, but started having muscular issues ...

looking for a good naturalpathic dr in NYC area

  • By AIC · New reply July 29, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Can anyone recommend a good md or naturalpathic doctor in the NY area. I live 15 miles north of NYC. Looking for an md who knows about osteoporsis but also nutrition and alternatives. Thank you. AIC ...

Nurse Practitioner? M.D.? D.O.? D.C.?

  • By nmwriter · New reply July 16, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I am once again looking for a primary care provider and am curious as to whether or not any of you have opted for a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) as opposed to an M.D. I have an appointment to establish ...

Need help finding a GP doctor

  • By bafay · New reply July 2, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I live in Vermilion,Oh. I need to find a GP doctor. Does anyone know of a good doctor in my area? I know this is a long shot,but its not going to hurt to ask. I've looked on the internet,but it doesn't ...

A naturopathic approach

  • By otva · New reply February 26, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I went for my first visit with a new doctor who is a naturopath this week. It was so nice to finally talk with a healthcare provider who has the same approach and mindset as me. Much of what she recommended ...

Help Finding a Doctor

  • By CP42 · New reply February 10, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi This is my first post. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a doctor specializing in osteoporosis in Indianapolis, Indiana, or give me advice on how to go about finding one ...

Curious about Sharing

  • By lynnesusan · New reply February 6, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I shared my non traditional plan for improved bone health with my internist, requesting her support. Diet, exercise, vitamins supplements, and professional guidance from a VERY qualified chiropractic ...


  • By agm68 · New reply January 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Im from a very small town so don't go to doctors much not many here except general physicians. Have had bad back for years finally went to local chiropractor and back is so bad he is trying to help ...

We don´t know what she has

  • By Andre_Lima · New reply December 22, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Hello everyone I'm Brazilian and I'm totally lost, one of my best friend is sick for more than 2 years, and no doctors can discovery what she has... we just know that her bones are weak, and she feels ...

finding a surgeon for parathyroid surgery

  • By Cassy2 · New reply December 22, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • Has anyone has parathyroid surgery performed by Dr. Shatul L. Parikh at the Northwest Parathyroid Center in Atlanta. What was you experience ...

Need recommendation for a doctor in San Fransico - Homeopath?

  • By inspmem · New reply December 6, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Like a few other members, I thought I did everything right until I was recently diagnosed with osteroporosis. Long story but my current doctors are worthless, and I was depressed and scared until I've ...

My new Holistic MD

  • By Lorrieanne · New reply November 8, 2012
  • 42 replies
  • Finally saw my new holistic MD! A few people were interested in hearing how it went. It took over 3 months to get in with him. I live in a rural area so there are not a lot of choices when it comes to ...

Things you can do

Support NOF

Help the National Osteoporosis Foundation reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Learn more about osteoporosis awareness and prevention

Discussion topics

Links and resources from NOF

Community leaders


The National Osteoporosis Foundation would like to remind visitors and community members that the views and opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of NOF. Please consult your personal healthcare provider regarding any medical information that is shared on this site.