Located in the offices of KPO, Healthy Bones is a program for screening, evaluation, and initiation of treatment for osteoporosis in patients at risk for fracture, or for those who have suffered fragility fractures.
Patients over the age of 50 with a low-energy fracture (i.e., a fall from a standing height or less), and any low-energy fracture in a patient with risk factors for osteoporosis. Secondary targets are patients with risk factors for osteoporosis or fragility fracture before they fracture.
Osteoporosis is a major health problem that is largely preventable. Osteoporosis is under-recognized and under-treated. Established quality measures for osteoporosis detection and prevention are not routinely being met by healthcare providers and facilities.
Contact KPO for an appointment, or ask your primary care provider for a referral. Under Dr. Krull’s supervision a thorough health history will be taken and physical exam will be performed. Appropriate screening laboratory tests may be ordered. A DXA scan (bone density test) will be performed, if not done already. KPO offers DXA scanning in-office. Both Dr. Krull and Marsha, his radiological technician, are certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as Certified Clinical Densitometrists, experts in the performance of DXA scans and interpretation of DXA results. They are the only certified Clinical Densitometrists on the Kenai Peninsula.