What’s Happening in Osteoporosis
In this presentation, Dr. Veronica Piziak provides the latest information related to osteoporosis, including who should be screened and by what method, the role of exercise, as well as treatment (according to newly released guidelines) with guidance about formulating treatment plans for patients. Additionally she discusses treatment duration and problems associated with therapy.
This activity is of value to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with osteoporosis.
In this presentation, Dr. Veronica Piziak provides the latest information related to osteoporosis, including who should be screened and by what method, the role of exercise, as well as treatment (according to guidelines) with guidance about formulating treatment plans for patients. Additionally she discusses treatment duration and problems associated with therapy. At the conclusion of the session, the learner should have increased knowledge and have greater competence to:
- Recognize who and how to screen for osteoporosis;
- Define who and how to treat osteoporosis;
- Manage the duration of treatment (ie, know how long to treat);
- Recognize problems associated with osteoporosis therapy.
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Veronica K. Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Dr. Piziak is Emeritus Director, Division of Endocrinology and Director of the Diabetes Center for Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. She has attained the rank of Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and is Professor of Social and Behavioral Health for Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health.
Southern Medical Association Staff:
Jennifer Price, MA
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