Phoenix, Ariz. – The CORE Institute®, powered by HOPCo®, is pleased to announce that its Bone Health Program is expanding to include a clinic in Sun City, Arizona. This will be The CORE Institute’s second location in Arizona to offer the program, which is currently operating at the North Phoenix clinic. The Bone Health Program at the Sun City clinic will open on October 24, 2016.

The Bone Health 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

“We are thrilled at the rapid success of the Bone Health Program at The CORE Institute’s North Phoenix clinic, and we’re excited to expand our service offerings to patients in Sun City and the surrounding areas,” said Debra Sietsema, Ph.D., RN, Director of Bone Health Clinical Operations at The CORE Institute. “Patients will immediately be able to start using these resources to ensure their bones are as healthy and strong as possible.”

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 Department can help with:

  • Minimizing the risk of a fragility fracture
  • Osteoporosis risk factor reduction
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise, core strengthening, and balance training
  • Fall prevention
  • 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 866.974.2673.