A bone density scan measures your bone mineral density (BMD), checks for vertebral compression fractures, and compares your results to the ideal bone level for people your age. This information helps your doctor determine if you need to take steps to protect your bone health. Luckily, the procedure is simple, safe, noninvasive and painless.
We offer a variety of bone imaging right in our office. Our radiologic technologist will perform general x-rays. These images are essential for the assessment and treatment of many kinds of arthritis. Our patients have the availability to view their computerized x-ray image in the exam room and discuss the findings with their doctor immediately.
We offer joint injections for medication delivery to the precise site of pain and inflammation. We can diagnose and treat many kinds of arthritis with medicine delivered directly into joint spaces.
We provide treatment in our infusion suite for intravenous (IV) medications. We treat osteoporosis and inflammatory arthritis diseases. Our infusion suite is staffed by a registered nurse and our physician team is available during your infusion.
We provide comprehensive rheumatology evaluations, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune arthritis and osteoporosis.
Our doctors will be available for rheumatologic hospital consultations if needed. If you need to be in the hospital, your hospital care will be coordinated by your primary care doctor, or an in-patient specialist, who will consult with either of our doctors.
We are currently accepting new patients by physicians referral only.
Fracture Liaison Service
OUR GOAL: Fracture Treatment and Prevention!
Two million bone breaks occur every year due to osteoporosis.
5,500 fractures every day; 1 fracture every 15 seconds
One fragility fracture raises the risk of another fracture!
- People with a spine fracture have 5x the risk for future spine fracture and 2x the risk of hip fracture.
Before breaking a hip, more than half of hip fracture patients suffer an osteoporosis related fracture at another skeletal site:
- Vertebral compression fracture
- Height loss more than 2 inches
- Low trauma fracture of wrist or ankle
- Broken bone due to fall from standing height
GOOD NEWS: Fractures Can Be Prevented!
Everyone with a fragility fracture needs an evaluation for osteoporosis:
- Bone density testing
- Comprehensive review of medical history and use of medications
- Review of dietary sources of calcium with personalized bone nutrition plan
- Laboratory testing to look for treatable causes of osteoporosis
- Prescription medication targeted to improve bone density and decrease risk of next fracture
Partner with our Fracture Liaison Service. We will coordinate with your medical team to decrease your risk of skeletal fractures.
We recognize that healthcare is expensive and insurance restrictions can be daunting. We try to work with each patient and their specific insurance coverage to find a practical and affordable treatment plan. We perform insurance verification and preauthorization for all procedures and medications to ensure the patient is not surprised by an unexpected bill.
There are many pharmaceutical companies that offer co-pay and deductible assistance for patients who have commercial insurance. We try to identify sources of patient assistance for costly medications. We help the patient complete these kind of the applications to save on out of pocket expenses.