Osteoporosis

    Overview

    Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body's production of new bone material does not keep up with the loss of old material, leading to bones becoming weak and/or brittle. Osteoporosis often shows no symptoms until a bone becomes fractured. Treatment includes medications, healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise to help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.

    The SIU Bone Health Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic, involving SIU Orthopedics, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The mission and purpose of this clinic is to provide primary and secondary fracture prevention, as well as bone fragility treatment, care, and education to at-risk patients in the central and southern Illinois area. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in humans and represents a significant health issue. It is a costly, and sometimes fatal, disease.

    The Bone Health Clinic seeks to identify patients at risk for fragility fractures, and develop a ‘one-stop shop’ system for education and treatment. Once a patient is at risk, the patient’s bone density is scanned using SIU’s DXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) machines, and then the patient is scheduled to see one of the Bone Health Clinic providers. The physicians discuss various treatment options and develop a plan of care specific to each patient, factoring in the patient’s lifestyle habits and family history. The long term, overall goal of the Bone Health Clinic is to decrease the occurrence of fragility fractures through treatment and education.

    Medicine Minute | Osteoporosis | Casey Younkin

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    Our doctors

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    Janet Albers, MD

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tracy Aldridge, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mariam Ali, MD

    Endocrinologist Endocrinology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 0300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Priyanka Bhandari, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Careyana Brenham, MD

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Krati Chauhan, MD

    Rheumatologist Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 2300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Caitlen Despain, FNP-BC

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    610 N. Westgate Jacksonville, IL 62650
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    Michal Dynda, MD

    System wide CMO and CMIO, SIU Center for Family Medicne-FQHC Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Airn Etherton, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Gleason, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Beenish Hafiz, MD

    Rheumatologist Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Lower Level Decatur, IL 62526
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    Madeleine Hoffman, FNP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 2300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Alexander Hrynewych, MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    610 N. Westgate Jacksonville, IL 62650
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    Michael Jakoby, MD

    Division Chief of Endocrinology Endocrinology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 0300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Dae Hyoun Jeong, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Herman Leung, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Theresa Oakley, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Jeffrey Olejnik, MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    610 N. Westgate Jacksonville, IL 62650
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    Rachel Rahman, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Sriya Ranatunga, MD

    Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 2300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Alexander Raw, MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    315 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Smyre, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Cynthia Thomas, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Carrie Tucker, APRN-CNP

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Stacey Ward, ACNS-BC

    Endocrinology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 0300 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Waiz Wasey, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Vanessa Williams, MD

    Endocrinologist Endocrinology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702

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