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Bone Health Clinic

The USF Diabetes and Endocrinology Center is the Tampa Bay region’s epicenter for diabetes and endocrinology treatment, research, and education– offering a multidisciplinary team  approach to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Our providers offer care for a full spectrum of hormone-related conditions including those affecting bone and calcium, thyroid, growth, adrenal, pubertal, menopausal, and transgender concerns that may lead to short stature, early or late puberty, atypical sexual development, pituitary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility, and adrenal disorders.

The Bone Health Clinic within the USF Diabetes and Endocrinology Center offers patients comprehensive care for prevention and treatment of bone loss. As a part of the region’s only academic medical center, our team of experts works together to devise a personalized health care plan and provides patients access to some of the newest treatments and advancements for bone disorders. By offering a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, we are committed to providing advanced care to patients with weak bones and fractures and prevention of secondary fractures.

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Services Provided

Calcium and bone disorders we treat include:
   • Osteopenia and osteoporosis related to, but not limited to, post menopause, hypogonadism, transplantation, glucocorticoid, and anti-cancer therapy
   • Hyperparathyroidism
   • Hypoparathyroidism
   • Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
   • Hypercalcemia
   • Hypocalcemia
   • McCune-Albright syndrome
   • Other genetic disorders that affect bone
   • Vitamin D deficiency

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We also provide bone health screening services to:
  • patients who are at risk for weak bones
        › Including women age 65 and older and men age 70 and older

   • post-menopausal women younger than age 65 and men younger than age 70 who have risk factor(s) for low bone mass
        › including low body weight, history of prior fracture, use of high-risk medications, or a known disease or condition associated with bone loss

   • patients of any age with a history of a bone fracture from trauma such as a fall that is equal to (or less than) standing height

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Rare Bone Disease Alliance

The Rare Bone Disease Alliance, originally created in 2006 as a patient advocacy network and called the Rare Bone Disease Network, has grown into a strong coalition focused on educating medical professionals, expanding research, and assisting patients and communities affected by rare bone diseases.

The Alliance encourages professional, medical and scientific societies to expand their educational programs on rare bone disease and organizes its own meetings and workshops.

Alliance participants include rare bone disease physician and scientific thought leaders, the Rare Bone Disease Patient (RBDPN) organizations and pharmaceutical companies working in the rare bone field.

Information is available from these Rare Bone Disease Patient Network (RBDPN) organizations:

For information contact Charlene Waldman, Rare Bone Disease Alliance Director

The Rare Bone Disease Alliance is a program of The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

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