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
Sarah Leflar, CNP
Sarah Leflar, CNP graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor's Degree in nursing and earned her Master's Degree from Georgetown University. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Sarah has worked for Cleveland Clinic since 2012 and manages new and established patients with osteoporosis. She is passionate about working together with her patients to create a treatment plan that will help strengthen their bones and prevent future fractures.
Alexa (Stamler) Mikulski, MPAS, PA-C
Alexa Mikulski, MPAS, PA-C, is originally from Hinckley, Ohio where she grew up in the Medina county community and Highland School District. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Science at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She returned to the Medina area and began working for Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2018. Alexa aims to evaluate and treat, both male and female patients, at an early stage to help prevent osteoporosis related complications from occurring and an osteoporosis diagnosis from worsening.
To make an appointment with an osteoporosis specialists, please call 330.344.7198.