Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease
More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 34 million have low bone mass that puts them at
risk for developing the disease that weakens bones. Osteoporosis is often called a “silent disease” because you might not notice symptoms before a bone fracture occurs.
The doctors and registered nurses
in the Endocrinology Clinic at UAMS are dedicated to helping you maintain strong, healthy bones. Our goal is to detect bone loss as early as possible and then help you successfully manage the condition.
Fortunately, osteoporosis is easily diagnosed with a quick and simple, painless bone density test (also called bone densitometry). All of our patients receive this important test as part of a thorough initial examination and follow-up evaluations.
Our caring and compassionate doctors also provide expert diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as:
- Calcium abnormalities, such as hyperparathyroidism
- Paget’s disease of bone
- Vitamin D disorders (osteomalacia)
- Renal bone disease
- Abnormal phosphorus or magnesium metabolism
As a patient, you’ll benefit from the internationally recognized expertise of the UAMS doctors in our osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases service within the Endocrinology Clinic. Under the direction of Dr. Stavros Manolagas, our center has become one of the largest bone research facilities in the nation. This service is by referral only, so you will need to contact your primary care doctor for a referral. If you do not have a primary care doctor, you can see someone in our Family Medical Center or in Internal Medicine.
Please contact us to learn more about our services.
Appointments are by referral only. Please contact your primary care doctor for a referral.
UAMS Outpatient Center,
2nd Floor, Room 2-P