Is there a fracture in your future? It’s estimated that someone breaks a bone due to osteoporosis every 20 seconds in this country.
A recent study predicts that the number of people with the bone-thinning disease will double by the year 2040 – so the time to learn about your risk is now.
In recognition of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20th, we have here with us Dr. Andrea Singer, director of Women’s Primary Care and Bone Densitometry, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. to tell us more.
Dr. Andrea Singer Biography: Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Dr. Singer completed her residency training in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Singer is currently Division Director of Women’s Primary Care within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is also Director of the Bone Densitometry Program, is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, and is the Medical Director of the MedStar Georgetown Fracture Liaison Service. Dr. Singer is also Clinical Director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Singer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the North American Menopause Society, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Dr. Singer is also an Amgen spokesperson. Her interests include the primary care of women, midlife women’s health, osteoporosis, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, weight management, fibromyalgia, and depression in women, and she has published and lectured extensively in these areas.