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Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Center

Our team of board certified providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia.  We focus on minimizing bone loss, optimizing bone health and preventing fractures that are associated with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive osteoporosis treatment program includes a focus on good nutrition, exercise, and fall prevention.  The most important nutrients that are needed to address osteoporosis are calcium and vitamin D. While calcium is the key to building healthy bones, the presence of vitamin D enables your bones to absorb calcium.  Medications are sometimes prescribed to slow or stop bone loss, increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.  Physical therapy can also improve overall bone health and prevent fractures. Our providers will assist you by identifying nutrient rich foods to incorporate within your diet and by developing a list of safe exercises that will promote healthy bones and minimize bone loss.

Clinic Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Call to schedule an appointment at:(515) 282-5700

Our medical providers include:
Robert Bender, MD
Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC, MSN
Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM

1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200 | Fax 515-282-3589
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