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Osteoporosis Testing Facility

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

 

The silent disease

Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength of your bones, causing them to become brittle and prone to fractures. Approximately 54% of women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis and are at risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture. A woman’s risk of hip fracture alone is equal to the combined risk of developing breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer – and up to 24% of women who suffer hip fractures die within one year of the fracture.

 

Services provided

Quantitative ultrasound (Sahara) – an ultrasound at the heel is used as a tool to decide who needs further evaluation by DXA (Dual Energy x-ray Absorptiometry).

Bone mineral density/DXA scans – a low-dose x-ray performed on the lumbar spine and hip. Forearm measurement is also available if indicated. This bone density scan will assist in fracture risk assessment and is most reliable for follow-up. Currently many insurance companies, including Medicare, cover bone density testing for certain indications.

Consultation with physician for osteoporosis evaluation – rheumatologists at Lancaster General Health Physicians Arthritis & Rheumatology are certified in Bone Densitometry and interpret your bone density scan.  Our intent is to work with the referring physician to carry out an osteoporosis prevention and treatment program as appropriate. Your ordering physician might choose to have you make an appointment with one of our rheumatologists for a consultation.
 

Early diagnosis can make a difference

With the results of your bone density test, you and your doctor can determine what lifestyle changes or treatment measures should be taken, or if additional tests are appropriate. If osteoporosis is diagnosed, treatments are available that can increase bone density and reduce the risk of fracture.
 

Locations

Main Office:
Suburban Outpatient Pavilion | 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

Satellite Locations:
Columbia  | 306 North 7th Street, Columbia
Kissel Hill  | 51 Peters Road, Lititz
Lebanon  | 1701 Cornwall Road, Lebanon
Norlanco  | 424 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown
Parkesburg  | 950 South Octorara Trail, Parkesburg
Willow Lakes | 212 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street

 

Hours

Main Office: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Satellite Locations: Days/times vary

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 717-544-3759.
 



 
 
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Address & Hours

Arthritis & Rheumatology

Suburban Pavilion

2100 Harrisburg Pike

Lancaster, PA 17601


Phone: (717) 299-1301

Fax: (717) 299-2214
Telephone calls answered by office: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday.


Monday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


After hours please call 717-299-1301.



 
 
 
 

Address & Hours

Arthritis & Rheumatology

426 Cloverleaf Road

Elizabethtown, PA 17022


Phone: (717) 299-1301

Fax: (717) 299-2214


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.*
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


After hours please call 717-299-1301.
* Offices are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.



 
 
 
 

Address & Hours

Arthritis & Rheumatology

LG Health Specialty Center - Ephrata

1261 Division Highway

Suite 2 (Nolt Dentist building)

Ephrata, PA 17522


Phone: (717) 738-0777

Fax: (717) 299-2214


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Hours vary*
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


*Patients are seen every Tue. at this location; hours vary.

After hours please call 717-738-0777.






 

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