Osteoporosis Care Clinic
One of every two women and one of every four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and increases the risk of fractures. Unfortunately, since there are no early symptoms, many people don't realize they have this common condition until they are injured.
Dupont Hospital's Osteoporosis Care Clinic provides a quick, easy way for patients to find out if they're at risk for or already have osteoporosis. Appointments include:
- Osteoporosis laboratory panels, which may include a blood test to measure calcium and potassium levels
- A bone density (DEXA) scan
Results will be sent to the patient and made available to the patient's primary care provider or a specialty physician, along with recommendations for treatment as indicated.
The sooner you know about osteoporosis, the more you can do to minimize further bone loss, decrease pain and prevent broken bones or spinal fracture.
To schedule an appointment, call (260) 416–5800(260) 416–5800.
OSTEOPOROSIS CARE CLINIC
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Check in at the main desk in the hospital's lobby.
Source: National Osteoporosis Foundation