Allegheny Medical's PeopleCare Team Offers Complimentary Osteoporosis Screenings and Arthritis Consultations

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Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services (http://www.alleghenymedical.com/)], one of Pittsburgh's premiere health care facilities, is an organization of physicians and health care professionals whose mission is to build better health for every aspect of an individual's life. Allegheny Medical is pleased to announce that they offer free bone density screenings and arthritis consultations at their Cliff Mine Road location.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to lose their mass and break easily. It affects over 25 million Americans, and 80% of its victims are women.

The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevented. However, if it is not prevented or is left untreated, osteoporosis can continue to silently progress without pain until a bone breaks. These breaks or fractures often occur in the wrist, spine, and hip.

A bone mass measurement or bone density test can be performed in order to tell if an individual has osteoporosis. This quick, complimentary screening is offered at Allegheny Medical, and results can be delivered in as little as 5 minutes.

Arthritis is another common condition treated by the PeopleCare team. Arthritis occurs when there is inflammation in one or more of the joints, for example the wrists or knees. The primary symptoms of arthritis are stiffness and joint pain, and when arthritis is severe, it can interfere with an individual's daily routine, making many everyday tasks much more difficult.

At Allegheny Medical, the treatment of arthritis is focused on improving joint function and alleviating symptoms.

The personalized care programs that Allegheny Medical's PeopleCare team creates begin with an in-depth evaluation of an individual's health status. Once the patient's health has been assessed, the health risks and needs are identified, and treatment initiatives that target specific areas of concern are developed.

For personalized help and treatment of osteoporosis or arthritis symptoms, please contact Allegheny Medical today. The PeopleCare team consists of specially trained physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists dedicated to solving individuals' key health problems and addressing their health needs. Complimentary, personalized consultation appointments as well as screenings can be scheduled by calling (412) 494-4554.

About Allegheny Medical

Now in its 26th year, Allegheny Medical is an organization of physicians and health care professionals dedicated to serving the health needs of companies, individuals, families, and communities in Western Pennsylvania. Allegheny Medical's mission is to provide better care to build better health for every aspect of an individual's life.

In 1984, Dr. Neal Fanelli founded the center with the intention of providing patients the highest quality and most cost effective health care that would bring about life changing results. To date, Allegheny Medical has done this for over 10,000 patients and continues their commitment to provide expert and compassionate care. Hundreds of local and national companies, municipalities, and school districts depend on Allegheny Medical for their health care needs.

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