More Convenience for Bone Density Exams

The best way to learn about your bone health is to get a bone density exam. But, we know you’re busy and check-ups can often be, well, delayed or forgotten.

Starting June 19, ARC South 1st will now offer bone density exams Mon - Fri from 8:30am - 4pm, making this important health screening — for men and women — more convenient. Other benefits...

  • ARC patients won't need to fill out a lot of paperwork because ARC already has your verified medical and insurance information.
  • Patients can request a bone density exam online at ARCappointments.com.  (Bone density exams require a physician’s orders, please contact provider prior to booking bone density appointment.)
  • ARC accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare.

Who Should Get Tested

You’re healthy and have never had a broken bone, why would you need an exam? Bone density testing is used to assess the strength of your bones. It helps to understand if you’re at risk for osteopenia (low bone mass) or osteoporosis, a disease that causes weak or thinning bones. Depending on your risk level, certain steps may be taken to prevent the onset of those diseases.

An estimated 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older are at risk for these bone diseases, making them an important public health threat.

The test, referred to as bone densitometry or bone mineral density scan (BMD), is a simple, noninvasive procedure that takes just minutes.

Your doctor can best determine if you are a good fit for a bone density exam. Some factors that put you at greater risk for osteoporosis include: Thin or small frame, family history, abnormal absence of menstrual periods, a lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D.

Visit the ARC Osteoporosis/Bone Density webpage for a full list of risk factors.

Tags: ARC South 1st, Osteoporosis, Bone Density

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