Diabetes and Endocrinology

Osteoporosis Services

Our highly trained team offers osteoporosis testing, education and treatment. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that causes your bones to become thin and weak, putting you at a high risk for fractures.

We use the latest, most accurate scanning equipment and offer multiple approaches to treating osteoporosis.

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Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call us at 401-444-8344.

Treatment Options

Possible treatments for osteoporosis include the following:

  • A diet with sufficient calcium and vitamin D. Your physician may suggest calcium and vitamin D supplements.
  • Exercise, such as walking, lifting weights or using weight machines, may also help to increase your bone density and your strength.
  • Medications are available to reduce bone loss and increase bone thickness, including:
    • Alendronate (Fosamax)
    • Raloxifene (Evista)
    • Calcitonin (Miacalcin) nasal spray
    • Risedronate (Actonel)
    • Teriparatide (Forteo)

Our doctors can help you determine which treatments and medications are best for you.

Our Team

Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who treat diseases that affect the body's glands, the endocrine system. Osteoporosis is one such disease. Endocrinologists also treat other bone diseases, such as Paget's disease. Our team specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone diseases. More about the treatment team »

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Research and Clinical Trials

Our experienced group of scientists and physicians are dedicated to finding new ways to prevent and treat osteoporosis. We offer our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials evaluating new therapies for endocrine disorders. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial or would like more information, please call our clinical research study line at 401-444-5379.

More about endocrinology research »