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Osteoporosis Specialty Clinic

Clinic Location

First Floor Geriatrics Clinic
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Description of Clinic

The Osteoporosis Specialty Clinic evaluates patients with suspected or known osteoporosis, osteopenia, and other metabolic conditions that cause bone loss. As part of their elective in geriatric medicine, residents may observe and participate in the diagnosis and management of patients with metabolic and age-related bone loss, both in the setting of an initial visit or in follow-up. Depending on the time of the rotation, residents may also have the opportunity to participate in the education and screening of older adults for osteoporosis, as part of a wellness program organized through the Ralston Center. The resident is encouraged to find out about scheduled patients and community screening workshops at the beginning of their rotations, since these experiences may vary from month to month.

Reading List

  • Pignolo, R.J., Schwab, E.P., and Pazianas, M. 2004. Osteoporosis. In: Geriatric Secrets, third edition. (Forciea, M.A., Lavizzo-Mourey, R., Raziano, D., and Schwab, E.P., Eds.) Hanley & Belfus. pp. 80-86.

Contact Information

Robert J. Pignolo, MD Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
424 Stemmler Hall/6081
36th & Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-573-1514
Pager: 215-308-9643
Fax: 215-573-2133