Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, up to 50 percent of all women and 25 percent of men over age 50 will sustain a fragility fracture in their remaining lifetime. A fragility fracture is a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less, often due to low bone density or osteoporosis. These fractures most often occur in the hip, spine, wrist, arm or leg.
Osteoporosis Care and Services
Doylestown Health's Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program provides evidence-based care for patients who suffer from osteoporosis, low bone density and fragility fractures. The program brings together providers from orthopedics, endocrinology, emergency medicine, gynecology, primary care, rehabilitation therapy, pharmacy, nutrition, pathology and other specialties to provide comprehensive, coordinated care including:
- Screening and appropriate treatment for low bone mass or osteoporosis
- Expert surgical treatment of fragility fractures
- Evidence-based follow-up care and screenings to prevent future fractures
- Educational opportunities on fall risk, calcium, vitamin D and other health topics
- Regular communication with the patient's primary care physician to ensure highly coordinated care
- Patient navigator who ensures that post-fracture patients are identified and receive appropriate, coordinated care
Doylestown Health is a participant in Own the Bone, the American Orthopedic Association's quality improvement initiative to establish national benchmarks in the care of patients with low bone density and osteoporosis. The goal of the initiative is to ensure patients receive appropriate screenings, treatment, follow-up care and education to improve their bone health and prevent future fractures.
595 W State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901