Osteoporosis Clinic Opens at Community Memorial Hospital
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterizedby low bone mass and thinning of bone tissue. It is also known as the “bone thinning” disease. This condition leads to the bones becoming more fragile and thus, more likely to fracture. Osteoporosis was once thought to be an inevitable result of getting old. However, it is now recognized as a treatable disease that can often be prevented.
The Osteoporosis Clinic at Community Memorial Hospital was developed to help prevent and treat osteoporosis through education, clinical care, nutrition, physical therapy and medications. Our approach includes a thorough health assessment, screening, nutrition assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Our primary goal is to prevent fractures by stopping or slowing bone loss, maintaining bone strength and eliminating factors that contribute to falls.
Successful management of osteoporosis involves a team of healthcare professionals including a primary healthcare provider (which may be your doctor or nurse practitioner), dietitian, physical therapist and pharmacist. All of these health professionals are available in the Osteoporosis Clinic at Community Memorial Hospital. From assessment to diagnosis and treatment, the team approach provides the necessary information and treatment to improve your bone density and lower your risk of bone fracture.
For additional information about the Osteoporosis Clinic at Community Memorial Hospital or to schedule an appointment with a nurse practitioner at the Women’s Health Center, call 262.257.5000.