Information for patients

Note: This site adheres to the code for Health on the Internet (HONcode). Therefore, "the information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician".

Furthermore, any data, including email addresses or visitors to the site, will be confidential. This site will not place any cookies or keep track of individual visitors to the site. I will attempt to answer email messages but will not send these messages to anybody else.

If possible, I will answer your factual questions. Sometimes I will suggest that you ask your physician for a referral to a specialist, but I can not give direct medical advice. It is not wise to make treatment recommendations for an individual person because I don't know all the medical details. With bone diseases, it is important to treat each person on a unique, individual basis.

Here are some materials that I use, that can be printed as handouts:

What is osteopenia? pdf

What are my choices at menopause?

Calcium supplements (pdf)

Calcium content of some foods (pdf)

Facts about calcium pdf

How to take alendronate (Fosamax)(pdf)

How to take risedronate (Actonel)(pdf)

Some facts about taking estrogen pdf

Some facts about taking raloxifene (Evista) pdf

Information about pamidronate

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Updated 8/19/09