Osteoporosis

Experts in Metabolic Bone Health

More than 40 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing it.

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that often occurs in conjunction with other diseases and conditions, notably menopause and endocrine disorders.

Led by Deborah Kado, MD, MS, our bone health team includes researchers at the forefront of new discoveries, who are experts in tailoring osteoporosis therapy to treat co-occurring conditions that may alter the course of standard care.

See how osteoporosis is diagnosed at UC San Diego Health and learn more about this common bone disorder.

Meet our bone health experts.

Education & Support Group

Get up-to-date information on your disease and share your concerns. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month except July from noon to 1 p.m. in room 1-603 on the first floor of Jacobs Medical Center. The group is led by Gina Woods, MD.

Preventive Medicine

New research suggests that the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to reach your peak bone mass in your 20s. Our primary care physicians can help you develop healthy lifestyle habits for good bone health. ‚ÄčPrevention tips and tricks.

Deborah Kado, MD, MS, answers questions about the role of calcium and vitamin D in preventing bone fractures. Read the full article

Treatment Approaches

Learn about drug therapies and non-drug approaches to treat osteoporosis.

Check Your Risk

Are you or a loved one at risk for osteoporosis? Find out.

Learn all about osteoporosis from Gina Woods, MD in this UCSD-TV video presentation.

Appointments & Referrals

Bone Health Clinic Locations

La Jolla

Hillcrest

Encinitas