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Metabolic Bone Disease Care

Mrilyn F. Augustine, MDMarilyn F. Augustine, M.D.

Director, Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic

The bones in our bodies are living tissue. Bone metabolism is affected by factors such as nutrition, exercise, medical illnesses and medications, as well as hormones including parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, estrogen, and testosterone. Abnormalities in bone metabolism can result in bone disorders and imbalance of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.

The Metabolic Bone Clinic at the University of Rochester Division of Endocrinology focuses on the evaluation and care of patients with conditions that affect bone and mineral metabolism. Some conditions that we treat include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Paget's disease of the bone
  • Genetic conditions such as XLH and osteogenesis imperfecta

Our team works closely with other teams at UR Medicine including pediatric endocrinology, orthopedics, nephrology, rheumatology, endocrine surgery, and medical genetics to provide comprehensive care. We offer a variety of different types of treatments, including oral agents, injections and infusions. We work with patients to create an individual diet, lifestyle and treatment plan to improve bone health.

For More Information

You may find more information about bone health at the following websites.