Bone Health Program

You’ve already had a fracture? We can help you avoid having another one.

Active SeniorsThe COI Bone Health Program targets osteoporosis in the Fairfield region. This best practice, evidence-based program aims to improve patients’ outcomes and quality of care after low trauma injury. Our goal is to provide bone health care and education in our community to prevent injury due to osteoporosis.

Fragility fractures in the United States are at nearly epidemic numbers in older adults. Data from the American Orthopaedic Association reports that there are more than 2 million fragility fractures each year, more than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer diagnoses combined. Many of these patients will not receive appropriate osteoporosis treatment after their fractures. COI aims to close this gap and increase access to osteoporosis care with its Bone Health program.

The Bone Health Program is dedicated to the comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis of osteoporosis, patient education and personalized treatment to avoid future fractures.

How it works

  • Hospital care starts with evaluating and treating both your fracture and your Bone Health in order to prevent additional future fractures.

  • Outpatient follow-up and treatment with Joan will take place at the Bone Health Clinic located in Bridgeport.

Our program is led by Joan Doback, PA-C, our Bone Health Coordinator. Joan has more than 30 years of experience.

Joan Doback
Joan Doback, PA-C
Bone Health Coordinator


Resources

Learn about osteoporosis and what you can do to keep your bones strong


For more information or to make an appointment

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Bone Health Program

2979 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

203.682.2100

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Bone Health Program