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Bone Health Center and Fracture Liaison Service
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and more likely to break. This can occur when the body makes too little bone, loses too much bone, or both. Osteopenia is low bone density, which can lead to osteoporosis. Our experts are dedicated to treating these conditions and helping you learn how to reduce your risk for fractures.
Healthcare providers, learn more about our referral criteria.
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At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.
How to Schedule Your Appointment
If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-2663 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
Learn more about in-person visits.
Surgeries and Procedures
If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-2663 to schedule a consultation.
Learn more about preparing for your appointment.
Video Visits (Telemedicine)
Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
Learn more about video visits.
*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.
What to Expect: Your First Visit
- Please bring a list of all the medications you have taken within the past 10 years. Certain medications affect your bone health and treatment options.
- Your provider will review your records, ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam.
- If you have not had one yet, your provider will order a DXA bone density scan. This test is an enhanced form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. You may also need other tests; these and the DXA scan can be done onsite.
- You will learn how lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, can help prevent bone loss. Your provider will explain fall prevention recommendations and how to reduce your risk for fractures.
- You will receive information about treatment options and your provider will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
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Babar Shafiq, M.D., Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and Physician Champion
Dr. Shafiq is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologist with expertise in complex fracture care. He specializes in treating patients with comorbidities (two or more conditions in one person) that place them at risk for metabolic bone diseases and therefore primary and secondary fractures.
Andra Love, P.A.-C, Bone Health Center Manager and Fracture Liaison Service Coordinator,
Andra Love is a physician assistant with 15 years of patient care experience. She completed the Fracture Liaison Service Certification program through the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Amy Ocampo, Senior Medical Office Coordinator
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