Just say GMA for Osteoporosis Prevention
While osteoporosis is a devastating disease with enormous impact, it’s not an inevitable part of aging. About 25 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis. This bone-weakening disease makes bones so brittle, they break easily. Fortunately, osteoporosis is highly preventable and treatable if diagnosed early.
That’s why the bone health team at GMA emphasizes early intervention. Here’s how our Fracture Liaison Service and Bone Health Clinic can help:
- Comprehensive evaluations & treatment plans—helping to maintain bone health and reduce risk of future fractures
- DXA scanner and other state-of-the-art-technology—for bone density tests and measuring vertebral fractures
- Certified clinical bone densitometrists—a GMA physician and physician’s assistant to accurately conduct tests and interpret results
In preparation, do not use calcium supplements 24 hours prior to your scheduled exam and bring a list of medications you are currently taking. Wear loose clothing and zero metal.
Densitometry accepts outside referrals. Please come with or have an order faxed to GMA. Results are shared with both patient and the referring doctor in a week’s time.