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This center offers virtual care. To schedule a virtual visit, please call this center directly.

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health

Metabolic bone disease refers to abnormalities in bones caused by a broad spectrum of disorders. Most commonly, these disorders are caused by abnormalities of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus or vitamin D. Some of these disorders have a genetic basis. Conditions that are often considered metabolic bone disorders include osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets, hypophosphatemia, and Paget’s disease of bone. The HSS Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health Center cares for patients with these types of disorders and consists of physicians and nurse practitioners in the fields of orthopedics, endocrinology, rheumatology and women’s health.

In addition to the standard bone density test, our center can perform trabecular bone score, body composition, vertebral fracture assessment and atypical femoral fracture assessment bone scan. Two full-time technologists, who are certified by ISCD, perform all scans. Patients can meet with a nurse practitioner to review test results and discuss a treatment plan that may include calcium, vitamin D and exercise program and perhaps medication.

Contact Us

To schedule a virtual visit with a nurse practitioner, please call 212.606.1744.
To schedule a bone density appointment, call 212.224.7935.
To schedule an appointment with one of the physicians, call the physician's office directly.