Personalized care for bone health and the treatment of osteoporosis
- A team of physicians, nurses and other medical specialists dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone conditions
- Convenient locations across our network helping women of all ages achieve a higher level of bone health
- Patient-centered care with personalized prevention and treatment plans
At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer a compassionate, caring approach for women seeking diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone conditions and diseases. If you are one of the millions of women who is at risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become thin and weak, early detection and getting the right treatment plan are essential. Yet osteoporosis often goes undetected until a bone fractures.
We typically start by assessing your risk of developing osteoporosis, which can be traced to a number of things, including certain medications (such as steroids, anti-seizure medicines and heparin), as well as excess thyroid hormones. Other risk factors include:
- Women who are past menopause or who went through menopause before age 45
- Caucasian or Asian women
- Having a small, thin frame
- Having family members with osteoporosis
- Heavy smoking
- Heavy drinking
- Lack of physical activity
- A low-calcium diet
- Having a previous non-traumatic fracture as an adult
Do you have osteoporosis? Simple bone density test
Do you think you might be at risk? A simple and painless bone density test can help you better understand your bone health. If we determine that you have osteoporosis, you will receive an individualized treatment plan, based on your personal diagnosis and needs, and access to caregivers who specialize in the treatment of osteoporosis. If you do not have osteoporosis, we can provide you with valuable information on prevention, such as changes to your diet and exercise routine, to help you maintain a higher quality of life.
Curious about your bone health? Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) to find a physician in your area or use the links below to learn more.