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Osteoporosis

HiRoc

High-Risk Osteoporosis Clinic (hiroc)

The next level in osteoporosis prevention

The number of patients suffering from osteoporosis is expected to climb dramatically in the coming years. To combat this trend, Geisinger’s rheumatology department launched a program to help patients before they experience a disease-caused bone break.

Co-directed by clinical nurse specialist Gwynne Maloney-Saxon, RN, and rheumatologist Thomas Olenginski, MD, the High Risk Osteoporosis Clinic (HiROC) provides individually tailored treatments based on a patient’s preference and medical needs.

podcastHigh-Risk Osteoporosis Clinic - Click to listen to Thomas Olenginski, MD, and Gwynne Maloney-Saxon, RN, describe the new High-Risk Osteoporosis Clinic at Geisinger.

The goal of HiROC is to deliver preventive care to patients who have osteoporosis before a bone break occurs and to also treat patients after a non-traumatic fracture to prevent further bone breaks. Patients in HiROC receive detailed information about bone density loss and their medications, and also undergo close monitoring of their conditions. When a patient is hospitalized, Geisinger rheumatology staff will provide additional follow-up care to help them transition back home.

HiROC is conveniently accessible at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Scenery Park in State College and Geisinger Outpatient Specialty Services at 675 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre and specialty practice sites across Geisinger Health System.

HiROC locations