We Offer the Following Osteoporosis Treatment Services
- Evaluation and Management
- Diagnostic Testing Scheduling
- (BMD, Labs)
- Nutritional Guidance and Support
- PT/OT Services
For Appointments Contact
Maurice Weaver – Administrative Assistant
Center of Osteoporosis, Towson Orthopaedic Associates
(410) 337-8888 * email@example.com
Osteoporosis: Why it Matters
- Osteoporosis is common
- Osteoporosis is serious
- Osteoporosis is costly
- Osteoporosis can sneak up on you
What is Osteoporosis?
- Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or simply from a sneeze or bumping into furniture.
- Osteoporosis can cause you to lose height, develop a stooped position and have back pain.
- You don’t feel your bones getting weaker.
- The most common breaks happen in the spine, hip and wrist.
- It is important to keep bones strong at all ages.
Steps for Diagnosing Osteoporosis
- Medical history to understand your risks.
- A physical examination to measure your height and check your spine.
- Bone density test to measure your bone density.
- Calcium and Vitamin D intake
- Stop smoking
- Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
- Your age
- Your gender
- How severe your osteoporosis is
- Other health problems you have
- Your personal preference
If you would like to learn more, please call Kathy Mulford, CRNP at 410-337-8888 to schedule an evaluation.
From Kathy Mulford, M.S., CRNP, ONP-C. and Ira L. Fedder, PharmD, MD
“Over the last 15-20 years we have experienced the profound impact osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures have on our patients and their families. Osteoporosis affects nearly 10 million individuals in the United States alone thereby adding millions of dollars to the cost of health care.
At Towson Orthopaedic Associates we have seen many patients at risk or affected by osteoporosis and now plan to participate in the prevention as well as the subsequent treatment of the fractures. Many times these patients and their families have little knowledge about this disease as well as effective methods to both treat and prevent osteoporosis.
Dr. Fedder and I have taken the initiative to develop the Center for Osteoporosis at Towson Orthopaedic Associates. It is one of our goals to provide patients and their families with knowledge regarding osteoporosis, including prevention and treatment. We are creating this center to include evaluation and management, appropriate diagnostic testing, education, physical therapy, and nutritional guidance.
We have developed a team of health care professionals with expertise in orthopedics, physical therapy, nutrition, endocrinology, rheumatology and radiology to provide guidance and support for the patient with osteopenia/osteoporosis.
We are now accepting patient referrals for the evaluation and management of individuals at risk for osteopenia/osteoporosis or currently diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis in need of or desiring continued management.
We look forward to working with you and your patients.”
Kathy Mulford, M.S., CRNP, ONP-C.
Ira L. Fedder, PharmD, M.D.
Directors of the Center for Osteoporosis
Towson Orthopaedic Associates