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Burlingame Family Health
Medical Group

1820 Ogden Drive, First Floor
Burlingame, CA 94010

(650) 697-7202

Medical Services Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Our offices are closed Saturday & Sunday.
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Burlingame Family Health

Bone density testing and individual consultation

• Susan Fullemann, MD  

Evaluate Your Osteoporosis Risk

Have you stopped having menstrual periods? (1 point)
Are you considering hormone or estrogen replacement therapy? (2 points)
Are you of Caucasian or Asian descent? (1 point) -- African Americans and Hispanic Americans are at significant risk as well.
Do you get little or no exercise? (1 point)
Is your diet low in calcium or do you have lactose (milk) intolerance? (1 point)
Are you thin (under 127 lb.) or do you have a small-boned frame? (1 point)
Have older relatives had osteoporosis or broken bones or stooped posture? (1 point)
Do you have liver disease, kidney disease or hyperparathyroidism? (1 point)
Do you smoke cigarettes? (1 point)
Have you had a fracture as an adult? (1 point) A vertebral or hip fracture? (3 points)
Do you use excessive alcohol? (1 point)
Have you taken prednisone (a medication used to treat conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and certain cancers) for over 3 months? (3 points)
Are you a man with low testosterone levels? (1 point)
Do you have an overactive thyroid or take thyroid hormones, Dilantin, Lupron, methotrexate, cyclosporin, Lasix or heparin? (1 point each)
Do you have anorexia nervosa or bulimia? (1 point)
Are you over 65 years of age? (2 points)
Have you lost 2 or more inches in height, starting hunching forward, or been told you had weak bones on X-Ray? (3 points)

Key: If you have three or more points, you have increased risk and current standard of care requires bone density testing

Women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the 5-7 years following menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis. One in two women and one in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis currently affects 10 million Americans and another 18 million also need treatment for low bone mass. Eighty percent of those affected are women. Few people currently know that they are at risk until they sustain a fracture.

We offer Bone Density testing using central DEXA technology, the recognized standard for optimal osteoporosis evaluation. Learn about the latest treatment options available to maximize your bone strength. Effective treatment is now available. Call (650) 697-7202 today to schedule an appointment for testing or consultation. Medicare and most other insurances cover this important test.