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Bone Health Center — (203) 573-7284

Bone Health Center

Osteoporosis:

A skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, deterioration of bone tissue, and disruption of bone architecture, causing compromised bone strength, and an increase in the risk of fracture. Osteoporosis causes over two million fractures each year in men and women over the age of 50.

The Waterbury Hospital Bone Health Center is devoted to providing comprehensive osteoporosis care including:

  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment and therapies
  • Balance therapy and fall prevention
  • One-on-one patient education
  • Coordination of care (medical, lab, PT/OT)
  • Research

Waterbury Hospital Orthopaedic fracture and trauma specialists work closely with the Bone Health Center to coordinate a patient’s osteoporosis care through acute fracture services, reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The Fracture Liaison Service identifies patients who have suffered a fracture due to osteoporosis, initiates patient care, and coordinates further treatment. The outpatient Bone

Health Center then recommends personalized treatment based on individual bone density and laboratory testing as well as comprehensive evaluations.

As one of the only Connecticut participants in the American Orthopaedic Association Program, Waterbury Hospital and our Bone Health Center is ensuring post-fracture care for high-risk patients.

For more information on the Bone Health Center at Waterbury Hospital, please call (203) 573-7284

Waterbury Hospital Bone Health Center
Chase Outpatient Center
160 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

For more information, please call (203) 573-7284

balasinghamAnna Balasingham, MD
Medical Director
Bone Health Center


shawncoleShawn M. Cole, MD
Medical Director
Chase Outpatient Center


hollyHolly Hafersat, LPN

joandobackJoan Doback, PA
Bone Health Center
Coordinator


kathleenluceyKathleen Lucey
Bone Health Center
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