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Bone Health Central

Bone Health Central is the region's only comprehensive program dedicated specifically to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone disorders.  Our goal is to identify undetected osteoporosis or underlying metabolic bone disease in order to prevent disease progression and decrease the risk of bone fractures. 

The Bone Health Central program is under the direction of Imperial Health Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Steve Springer.   Our program offers the latest in diagnostic testing, including imaging and laboratory studies, as well as one-on-one education, nutrition counseling and lifestyle modifications to improve bone health. 

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with low bone mass, or just want to take a proactive approach toward bone health, our program can help ensure strong bones for a lifetime.  Please note:  a physician referral is not necessary to access our services, however, we will coordinate care with your primary care provider to ensure seamless care. 

Our services:
  • Bone health risk assessments
  • DXA scan to measure bone density
  • Blood work (if needed)
  • Individualized consultation
  • Nutritional counseling on calcium and vitamin D
  • Lifestyle modifications for prevention
  • Medication, if indicated
  • Referrals to specialists (if needed)

Risk factors for brittle bones, osteoporosis and bone loss include:  

  • Being female
  • Older age
  • Family history of osteoporosis or broken bones
  • Being small framed and/or thin
  • Race/ethnicity such as Caucasian, Asian or Latino
  • History of broken bones
  • Being post menopausal or having 6 months or more of menopause symptoms
  • Low sex hormones (low estrogen levels and irregular periods in young women and low testosterone levels in men)
  • Diet low in calcium and vitamin D
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Certain medications
  • Certain diseases and conditions
  • Loss of height

Taking care of your bones is our business.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Staci Boudreaux, PA-C, CCD, Bone Health Central Coordinator at (337) 721-7270. 


 

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