Our mission is to evaluate and treat patients with osteoporosis and other forms of diseases that affect bone. Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting both men and women. About 57 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. About 34 million are at risk for the disease. Estimates suggest that about half of all women older than 50, and up to one in four men, will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Since a woman has a greater than 50% chance of having a fracture, this is an important disease to evaluate and treat as early as possible. Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because bone loss occurs without symptoms. The first symptom is often a fracture. By that time, a woman has often lost 30% or more of her bone mass. If evaluated at an early stage, patients can initiate prevention and treatment prior to the clinical manifestations of this silent disease.
Osteoporosis is more common in women, but it is not just a “women’s disease.” In fact, 20 percent of osteoporosis cases are men – that’s 2 million American men. One in eight men over the age of 50 is at risk for developing osteoporosis.
Our goal is to evaluate patients at an early stage to prevent the major complication of osteoporosis (fractures), and treat patients at the earliest possible stage to prevent additional disease manifestations.
Talk to your doctor about preventing osteoporosis, catching it early and treatment options. For more information, call 330.344.7198.
What We Treat
Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Osteoporosis Center offers virtual visit appointments, allowing you to meet with an osteoporosis specialist from the comfort of your home, using a mobile device or computer.
To schedule an in-person or virtual visit appointment with an osteoporosis specialist, call 330.344.9178.