Posts Tagged ‘Osteoporosis Prevention’
May is National Osteoporosis Month. That should be National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. Or perhaps National Bone Health Optimization Month.
Click on the helpful link to National Osteoporosis Foundation to learn more.
Take Control Naturally by following the posts from earlier this year. And get a Complete Bone Health Evaluation.
Jay Ginther, MD
Katie Bries, ARNP, has joined our staff as a Nurse Practitioner. Her expertise is in Adult and Geriatric Medicine. This will allow us to make the most of the time we have with each patient. She began seeing patients on her own Friday. At last!
Katie has been a nurse for 18 years. She now has completed her Masters degree as a Nurse Practitioner at Allen College. Last spring she did a clinical rotation in our office. Impressed with our success in bone health, osteoporosis prevention and treatment, she accepted a position with us.
How can we make Bone Health patient education more effective? An entire office visit only about bone health / osteoporosis prevention and treatment, is an effective start. This I have done since 2007. Now national leaders are looking for the next step. The answer surprised me.
In 2012, presenters at National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) have said the same thing: Spend less time on each visit, but increase the number of visits. Studies are showing that this works.
Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa have been chosen to be a Blue Zones Community (Trademarked). This will take a lot of work, but the effort could pay huge dividends as healthier lifestyles often lead to better health and greater enjoyment of life.
“The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner is worth reading. The official subtitle is “Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” As a physician with 40 years experience, I find the information worth contemplating.