Phoenix, Ariz. – The CORE Institute, powered by HOPCo®, is pleased to announce the launch of its first Bone Health Program in Arizona at their North Phoenix clinic. This program will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis, with emphasis on patient care, research and teaching.

Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners at The CORE Institute have received extensive training in specific areas of bone health, including the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Osteoporosis and its complications (such as fractures in the elderly)
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Optimizing bone healing related to surgery

“Our rally cry here at The CORE Institute is ‘Keep Life in Motion!’, and that completely embodies what this Bone Health Program is all about,” said Debra Sietsema, Ph.D., RN, Director of Bone Health Clinical Operations at The CORE Institute. “Our main goal is to help our patients prevent osteoporosis, promote bone health, minimize the risk of a fragility fracture, and accelerate fracture healing, and we are offering comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatments to ensure our patients receive excellent care every single time.”

There are over 2.1 million bone fractures in the U.S. annually as a result of osteoporosis. If bone healthcare is not provided after age 50, one in two women and one in four or five men will experience fragility fractures. Nearly 80% of people in the U.S. are not identified for osteoporosis screening or treated following a fragility fracture. The CORE Institute in Arizona intends to narrow that gap in care.

The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program includes specialized NP or PAs, physicians, physical therapists, and researchers working together to offer the resources needed for comprehensive care. The program engages the Physical Therapy Department for exercise, strengthening, and home/environmental safety to increase strength and balance to prevent future falls and fractures. They collaborate with other physician specialists, radiologists, and nutritionists while keeping the primary care physician informed of the bone health plan of care. The program follows national standards of practice identified by the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Quality Forum.

The Bone Health Division can help with:

  • Minimizing the risk of a fragility fracture
  • Risk factor reduction
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise, core strengthening, and balance training
  • Osteoporosis prescriptive treatment
  • Smoking cessation

To learn more about The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program or their other wide variety of services, visit or call 1.866.974.2673.