The Center for Osteoporosis
Specialized osteoporosis care for improved bone health
Once considered an inevitable consequence of aging, osteoporosis can be more easily and effectively managed today for the vast majority of patients. With new early-detection techniques and osteoporosis treatment options, more osteoporosis patients can enjoy and maintain active, healthy lifestyles.
The providers at The Center for Osteoporosis, an office of Rochester Regional Health, have years of experience in osteoporosis detection and treatment. Our team can provide exceptional specialty care as a vital part of any osteoporosis comprehensive treatment plan.
Thorough evaluations and customized care
Depending on the patient’s specific diagnosis, initial referrals to The Center for Osteoporosis may involve a consult with an Rochester Regional specialist trained in endocrinology or rheumatology, and/or continued osteoporosis management. After a thorough review of the patient’s medical history, our team will carefully review past lab reports and other tests, and order additional tests as needed. Any previously conducted bone density scans will be evaluated; if no DEXA scan has yet been conducted, one will be obtained at an approved center that is convenient for the patient.
A personalized osteoporosis treatment plan is devised in collaboration with the patient. Medication options including orals, injectables, and infusion will be thoroughly discussed, as will lifestyle modifications, bone density and vitamin supplements. Our pharmacists will counsel the patient on the efficacy and possible side effects of any prescribed medications.
What you should know about osteoporosis
The Center for Osteoporosis offers a clinical class, taught by a registered dietitian and pharmacist, that provides information about the most recent advances in osteoporosis detection and treatment. Topics covered during this class include:
- Bone facts
- The osteoporosis process
- Risk factors and reducing risk through diet and exercise
- Falls prevention
- Treatment options
- Calcium and vitamin D (dietary and supplemental)
Ideal attendees may include patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, individuals who believe they may be at risk, or family members of an osteoporosis patient. Call 585.922.6637 for more information about class times and locations.
Bone facts from the National Osteoporosis Foundation
- One in four men and half of all women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture after age 50.
- Post-menopause, women can lose up to 20% of bone mass, increasing osteoporosis susceptibility.
- Osteoporosis may progress silently for decades with no symptoms until fractures occur.
- Due to the difficulty of skeletal micro-architecture restoration once bone mass is lost, early detection and prevention of osteoporosis are crucial.
Call 585.922.6637 for an appointment.