Bone Health and Fragility Fracture Program

Berndt Myers
April M.
Berndt, NP
Jackie A.
Myers, NP


Jennie R.
Woody, NP

Poor bone health leads to fragility fractures and other complications. One and a half million elderly people in the United States suffer a bone fragility fracture each year.  One in five will end up in a nursing home within a year, and numerous others will become isolated and depressed. Early prevention and knowledge are key to avoiding some bone health issues.  A small change in diet and lifestyle can make a significant impact in bone health.

We are the first in NORTH CAROLINA to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone™ Program! Begun by our former department chair, Dr. Douglas Dirschl, the program is aimed to better identify, evaluate and treat patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less).   LEARN MORE...