Osteoporosis and Bone Disease - What To Expect
At the initial visit, an x-ray series or BMD (bone mineral density) may be done prior to seeing the doctor. The referring physician will also send previous x-rays and BMDs for comparison at this visit. Your bone health and history will be reviewed, your height and weight will be measured and blood work is usually done.
You will be provided with information about osteoporosis and you will discuss treatment options with your doctor. Appointments for further tests and referrals may be made for you as well. The need for follow-up appointments is determined by your osteoporosis doctor and may be booked for you.