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Discuss your concerns about osteoporosis with your healthcare provider and obtain an order for DEXA bone density exam. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 398-6690. For scheduling, please call (319) 861-7778.
Bones change throughout one’s lifetime. That’s why Mercy Women’s Center takes a proactive approach with screenings and testing to prevent bone loss. More than half of women ages 65 and older are affected by osteoporosis, a painful and debilitating condition that affects 25 million Americans. Take care of your bone health. We can help.
DEXA bone density testing serves as an aid in diagnosing osteoporosis, osteopenia (low bone density), and in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment.
Find out who needs a bone density test here as well.
To schedule an appointment, call (319) 861-7778. Screenings are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Saturday's by appointment) and walk-in hours between 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A physician order is required.
The first step in treating osteoporosis is prevention. Building strong bones, especially before age 35, may be the best defense. Osteoporosis requires lifelong management.
Get the facts about osteoporosis.
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Find out here.