Wing Memorial Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services for individuals either at risk or who have osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become thinner and weaker over time, thereby increasing the chances for a fracture. Bones in the spine and hip are particularly susceptible to fractures due to osteoporosis. Although women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis, it can affect men as well.
Wing Memorial Hospital offers bone density tests, which is the standard test for diagnosing osteoporosis. The quick and painless test is performed on a machine called a bone densitometer and is very similar to having an x-ray performed while lying down. A bone density test measures the thickness of bones and can detect the effects of osteoporosis. Exercise, medications, dietary supplements, and changes in diet and lifestyle can all help to minimize the effects of osteoporosis.
The hospital also has an endocrinologist on its medical staff who specializes in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Appointments and Staff
For help in choosing a physician, call 413-284-5365.
Bone density tests may be scheduled by calling 413-284-5241.
To learn more about our staff, click on the profile below.