Studies suggest a multidisciplinary approach to osteoporosis treatment results in the best care. That’s why Clark Memorial has brought together specialists from different focus areas to form our Bone Health Team. Together, they’ll help you monitor your bone health, and take steps to reduce your risk of fractures.
Loss of bone mass – often called “osteoporosis” or “brittle bones” – is a common health issue for both men and women that can lead to big problems like fractures. That’s why it’s important to monitor your bone health and take steps to reduce your risk. The Bone Health Team offers:
- Screening tests that monitor your bone density, including a type of X-ray known as a DEXA scan
- Treatments that can help slow the rate of bone loss, including medications and hormone management
- Consultation on other ways to reduce your risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia (a precursor to osteoporosis)
Meet the Bone Health Team
From left to right: Dr. Jennifer Teeter and Dr. Chih Chang
Jennifer Teeter, DO
Dr. Jennifer Teeter is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist and an Osteoporosis Specialist focusing on DXA scans, osteoporosis diagnosis and management. Her care includes calcium and vitamin D recommendations, weight bearing exercise and muscle strengthening exercises, fall and spine precautions, tobacco cessation and when necessary pharmacological intervention.
Location: Clark Orthopedic, Spine & Sports Medicine
Chih Chang, MD
Dr. Chih Chang has been managing patients with osteoporosis and has a strong interest in hormone disturbance, a main cause of osteoporosis in both women and men. He can review bone scan results, counsel on risk factors and offer treatment options including, but not limited to, hormone management.
Location: Clark Endocrinology