Osteoporosis is a condition that results in brittleness of bones such that they can break or fracture more easily than they should.
Osteoporosis itself, does not cause any symptoms (unless there is a fracture causing pain), and therefore often goes undiagnosed until a fracture results from little or no trauma. It is therefore important to screen people at risk of osteoporosis to manage their risk factors and commence treatment if indicated. Studies have also shown that many people who have had an osteoporotic fracture are often under-treated or stop taking their treatment after awhile.
Dr Gonzalez has extensive experience in the management of osteoporosis, working in the osteoporosis clinic at Broadmeadows Health Service (part of Northern Health) for over 12 years.
Dr Gonzalez is offering a private consulting service for comprehensive osteoporosis assessment and management through the rooms at Essendon and also Dorset Rehabilitation Centre in Pascoe Vale, with ongoing follow-up and monitoring.
The comprehensive assessment and management plan includes: