At Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, elevating the quality of health care our patients receive at every phase of life is a full-time commitment. With that goal in mind, Centura Bone Health experts will address every aspect of our patients’ osteoporosis diagnosis, from specialized prevention to multi-disciplinary treatment. Our goal is to identify at-risk patients, support early diagnosis and provide appropriate medical treatment. Support from Centura Bone Health, along with a healthy lifestyle, will improve the quality of life of our patients.
“Osteoporosis is a condition that is widespread but rarely treated until it is too advanced and causing severe pain and problems. Centura Bone Health will
offer preventive care and personalized, multi-disciplinary treatment options to meet every one of our patients’ health care needs.” ~ Dr. Steven Myers
Osteoporosis is a mostly symptom-free disease that weakens bones, making them susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bones does not keep up with the deterioration of old bones. Most osteoporosis injuries are most common in the hips, wrists, or spine. Approximately 10 million people in the United States are estimated to have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are estimated to suffer low bone mass, increasing their risk for osteoporosis. Because the condition does not exhibit tell-tale signs until it is chronic, more than 80 percent of people with the disease do not receive osteoporosis care.
At Centura Bone Health, our providers address bone health by providing comprehensive care, including risk assessments, counseling and personalized treatment options.
“We have expert providers who are ready to embark on specialized, bone-centered care,” Dr. Steven Myers, orthopedic surgeon with Centura Orthopedics, explained. “Osteoporosis is a condition that is widespread but rarely treated until it is too advanced and causing severe pain and problems. Centura Bone Health will offer preventive care and personalized, multi-disciplinary treatment options to meet every one of our patients’ health care needs.”
Recent health initiatives have encouraged the promotion of wellness and preventive care to promote health aging and the Centura Bone Health is devoted exclusively to serving the needs of our patients.
Patients who may benefit from an osteoporosis or bone health consult include:
• Post-menopausal women.
• Women over the age of 65.
• Men over the age of 70.
• Anyone with a history of fragility fractures.
• Anyone with a family medical history of osteoporosis or fragile bones.
• Anyone with low bone density (BMD).
“We know that there is a need to provide better, comprehensive care for our region’s aging population and this is an efficient, intelligent approach to address a disease that the majority of those patients will likely have. Centura Bone Health will be a one-stop shop for the full evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions,” Myers said.
The clinic has been in planning and development for the past year, with a projected opening date of early spring 2018 at the Audubon Medical Campus on Circle Drive. A Dual Beam X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine, which measures bone mineral density, will offer patients a superior care experience. These tests indicate a patient’s likelihood of suffering a fracture, assist in treatment recommendations and evaluate a patient’s response to that treatment. Imaging and radiology, physical therapy and orthopedic services will also be part of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment approach. Moreover, Centura Bone Health will be the first facility in the state of Colorado to be certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).
To make an appointment or schedule a bone density test at Centura Bone Health, call (719)776-BONE.