Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment


Let the experts in osteoporosis care at OhioHealth Arthritis and Osteoporosis Physicians, formerly Grant Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, be your partner in your individualized diagnosis and treatment plan. We provide a comprehensive evaluation and the most up-to-date therapies for osteoporosis (Prolia®, Forteo® and Reclast®).
 

  • We work collaboratively with your primary care physician or gynecologist to discuss your diagnosis and provide recommendations for treatment
  • Comfortable and convenient in-office infusion therapy for osteoporosis
  • Access to clinical trials for leading-edge therapies
  • Prompt patient scheduling after your referral and communication with your primary care physician or gynecologist about your treatment

 

Our comprehensive evaluation includes:

  • Thorough metabolic evaluation to look for other causes of osteoporosis
  • Thorough review of medication history to assess the risks of atypical fracture from the long-term use of a bisphosphonate
  • DEXA (bone density) scan and other appropriate imaging, as needed
  • Expert interpretation of serial DEXA scans to determine efficacy of treatment. At OhioHealth Arthritis and Osteoporosis Physicians, Dr. Kantor personally provides a second read of all DEXA scans

 

Bisphosphonate therapy:

In order for you to have the appropriate treatment for your unique needs, these drugs all require the extensive and sophisticated knowledge that our physicians provide. Bisphosphonates might have a reduced risk/benefit ratio with continued use after five years and our physicians understand the clinical nuances of these therapies and can determine the best course of action for you. Both Dr. Kantor and Dr. Lake have advanced knowledge of osteoporosis therapies – Dr. Kantor uses Prolia® more than any other physician in central Ohio and he is the number one prescriber of Forteo® in the state of Ohio.

 

Where to get additional information:

National Osteoporosis Foundation

 

About vitamin D:

Many patients have vitamin D deficiency diagnosed by a blood test in the office. We recommend that patients have a level of greater than 40.