Patient Care

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To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-454-7775. Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A premiere center for bone health

The Washington University Bone Health Program is a world-class center of excellence for evaluation and treatment of metabolic bone disorders, particularly osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of bone. The program was established in the early 1990s, and has since achieved national and international reputation as the premiere referral center for patients with metabolic skeletal disorders in the U.S.

The physician specialists of the Bone Health Program are leading experts in this specialty; some of them have decade-long clinical experience, and have served or are serving in leadership positions for national and international professional organizations.

Personalized assessment and recommendations

The Bone Health Program offers an individualized assessment of bone health. In addition to the measurement of bone mineral density, X-rays, blood and urinary laboratory tests, in some more complex and rare cases a bone biopsy may be ordered. Bone biopsies are performed by world-leading pathologists with decades of experience in bone pathology. Such comprehensive, in-depth assessment allows our physician specialists to formulate personalized recommendations for preventive or therapeutic actions.

Patients are seen at three different locations: the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University Medical Center, and two satellite locations, the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Medicine-South County.

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Innovative therapies

Many innovations in therapies and treatment for osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases have originated through the clinical research activities of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases. For information on current clinical trials on osteoporosis and other related bone health studies, visit the Clinical Research Unit page.

Educational opportunities

In addition to clinical care and research, the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases is dedicated to prevention and education about bone diseases. The Division offers community lectures and support groups for the public, and continuing medical education seminars for physicians and medical professionals. On this website, you can learn more about osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone and other metabolic bone disorders.