Healthy Orthopedic Clinic Introduction

Welcome to Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s Healthy Bone Clinic. Below are a few facts that you may not be aware of that could change your life. Or you may now Select: Healthy Bone Clinic Pre-Risk Assessment.

More than 40 million people either live with or are at risk for developing weak bones (osteoporosis).

More than 2,000,000 bone breaks occur annually due to weak bones.

Approximately 50% of women and up to 25% of men over age 50 will break a bone due to weak bones.

Each year, nearly 300,000 people break their hip and up to 25% of those require nursing home care for extended care.

Approximately 50% of osteoporosis-related repeat bone breaks in older adults can be prevented with appropriate treatment

Bone breaks due to osteoporosis (weak bones) will cost an estimated $25 Billion dollars per year by 2025!!

Five Steps for Improved Bone Health

  1. Complete the free GLO Health Bone Clinic Pre-Risk Assessment Survey today to learn how you can begin to improve your Bone Health.

  2. Do regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise.

  3. Don’t smoke and don’t drink too much alcohol.

  4. Talk to your healthcare provider about your chance of getting osteoporosis (weak bones), and ask when you should have a bone mineral density test.

  5. Take an osteoporosis (bone strengthening) medication when it’s right for you.

Select: Healthy Bone Clinic Pre-Risk Assessment Survey and learn how you can begin to improve your Bone Health.

Your Doctors

  • Keith Pitchford, MD
  • Jennifer Bayer, MD
  • Natasha Mandula, DPM
  • Timothy Williams, PA-C

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Great Lakes Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy team at Great Lakes Orthopedics offer a wide range of programs and specialized services to help our patients restore and maintain their physical strength, performance skills, and levels of function. Our well-trained, professional staff utilize the most progressive treatment options and techniques to ensure the best possible recoveries.

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