Osteoporosis is a silent disease that increases your risk of breaking a bone. Let us help reduce your risk and take care of your bones!

A Bone Health Evaluation Includes:

• DXA scan
• Vertebral fracture assessment
• Screening for secondary osteoporosis
• Education on bone health nutrition including vitamin D, calcium and protein
• Education on physical activity for optimal bone health
• Personalized plan for treatment or prevention of osteoporosis

What Patient Risk Factors Warrant a Bone Health Evaluation?

• Postmenopausal women
• History of low trauma fractures (fall from standing height, no known injury)
• Family history of hip fractures or osteoporosis
• Long term oral or inhaled steroid use

• Estrogen or androgen deprivation therapy
• History of bariatric surgery
• Conditions causing malabsorption (celiac disease, IBD)
• Chronic malnutrition
• Smoking
• Heavy alcohol use
• Body weight under 125lbs
• Height loss >2 inches
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Insulin-dependent diabetes
• Hyperthyroidism
• Hyperparathyroidism
• Chronic kidney disease
• Upcoming major orthopedic surgery (spinal fusion, total joint replacement)

Did you Know?

• 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime
• Women lose up to 20% of their bone density in the first 5 to 7 years after menopause
• 25% of elderly patients who break a hip die within 1 year
• Osteoporosis can be treated and fractures can be prevented

Contact Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute to Make an Appointment!

Phone: 319-233-2663 | Fax: 319-287-8094

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Medical Director:
Dr. James Poock, MD, FAAFP


Jon Hennings, ARNP

Christine Mitchell, ARNP