Bone Health Services: For a Longer, Stronger Life

Studies suggest that as many as 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. While this disease is common, many people who have it don’t even realize it until a fracture occurs.

If you’re at risk or think you might be at risk for osteoporosis, you don’t have to simply let it shatter your life. Holland Hospital Bone Health Services can help you understand your risk for osteoporosis, as well as give you the tools and treatment to achieve optimal bone health. So you can continue to enjoy an active and full life—without worrying about a broken or fractured bone.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease where your bones become weak, brittle and more likely to break. People who have it typically break bones in their hip, spine and wrist. A condition that strikes both men and women, osteoporosis has been called a “silent disease” because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker. Those who have osteoporosis are at risk of bone fracture from something as insignificant as a minor fall, bumping into furniture, or even a cough or sneeze.

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Partnering for Better Bone Health

Underscoring our commitment to the health and wellness of our community, Holland Hospital is part of Own the Bone, a national program that seeks to reduce incidence of future fractures and the impact of osteoporosis. Own the Bone is guided by nationally recognized bone health experts in orthopedic surgery, endocrinology, gerontology rheumatology, women's health and family medicine.

Dedicated to You—and Your Bones

Holland Hospital Bone Health Services is led by Dr. Anne McKay, DNP, ANP, ANP-DC, CCD. Anne is a nurse practitioner who holds a doctorate degree in nursing practice, and specializes in osteoporosis diagnosis and management.

If you’ve already been diagnosed or at risk for osteoporosis, Holland Hospital can help ensure your continued quality of life. Throughout your care, your primary caregiver will be kept abreast of your test results, treatment plan and progress. Our team will work with you to understand your current bone health, take steps to improve your condition, and limit your potential for future fracture.

A Comprehensive Diagnosis

Holland Hospital embraces a multidisciplinary approach to managing the health and wellness of your bones. With the ultimate goal of preventing fractures, we offer an initial one-on-one bone health assessment that includes: evaluating your medical history and your exercise and nutritional status; performing a fall risk assessment and bone-mineral density screening* (if not performed within the past two years); and providing educational strategies for better bone health.

* Recommended for women age 65 and older. Post-menopausal women younger than 65 should be screened if they have significant risk factors associated with osteoporosis.

Treatment: Building a Stronger You

Holland Hospital Bone Health Services delivers treatments and the latest medical breakthroughs for slowing or stopping bone loss, as well as reducing the risk of fracture. No matter your age or fitness level, we’ll help you bone up on your bone health, so you can live a longer, stronger life.

Osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. There is great hope for those living with this chronic disease. Although 50 percent of women will have a osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, you don’t have to surrender to becoming part of the statistics. Making key lifestyle changes and taking medications (if needed) can go a long way toward reducing bone loss, and increasing independence and fulfillment.

Together, we will build a personalized and comprehensive bone health program based on your initial assessment and diagnosis. Your treatment may include:

  • Calcium and vitamin D supplementation
  • Osteoporosis medication (e.g., Forteo, Prolia, Reclast and oral biphosphonates)
  • Weight-bearing and other exercise recommendations
  • Referral to physical and/or occupational therapy
  • Referral to nutrition services
  • Strategies for avoiding excessive alcohol and/or soda consumption
  • Ongoing guidance and education

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Video

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Anne McKay, ANP-BC talks about osteoporosis causes and treatments.

  • Bone Health for Life

    Bone Health for Life

    Anne McKay, MSN, ANP-BC, CCD, Holland Hospital Bone Health Services and Shanon Walko, DO, Lakeshore Health Partners—Internal Medicine discuss bone health.