Bone Health Clinic
Ortho Central is home to a Bone Health Clinic. This unique program helps patients with osteoporosis to reduce their risk of fractures, accelerate healing, present future fractures and break the cycle of fragility.
The Ortho Central Bone Health Clinic provides diagnosis, treatment and education for primary and secondary prevention of osteoporosis. Physician Assistant Heather Kuklinski and Nurse Practitioner Kasey DeGiusti are the providers patients will see in the Bone Health Clinic. Both are champions for patient education and treatment in the area of bone health and osteoporosis.
For questions about the Bone Health Clinic, please call 405-515-8094.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis is often symptom-free; therefore the disease frequently goes undiagnosed until an incident occurs. In the United States, about 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis, and about 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Alarmingly, approximately 80 percent of patients do not receive recommended osteoporosis care following a fracture.
You may benefit from a bone health or osteoporosis consultation if you have experienced any of the following:
- You are a man or woman over age 50
- You are a postmenopausal woman
- You are a man with low testosterone
- You are an adult who has been treated for breast or prostate cancer
- You have lost height, developed a stooped or hunched posture, or experienced sudden back pain with no apparent cause
- You have been taking glucocorticoid medications such as prednisone, cortisone, or dexamethasone for two months or longer or are taking other medications known to cause bone loss
- You have a family history of osteoporosis
- You have a chronic medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease or COPD