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Bone Health TeleECHO Clinic is held on: Tuesdays, 12:00 pm-1:15 pm (MST)
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Osteoporosis is a major public health concern, particularly for aging women. The burden of osteoporotic fractures is high. Fractures of the hip and spine are associated with an increase in mortality of about 20%; of those who survive, many will be impaired and have some form of disability.

Despite the availability of treatments proven to reduce fracture risk and accumulating evidence that osteoporosis treatment can prolong life, osteoporosis remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, with only about 20% of patients with hip fracture treated to reduce the risk of future fracture.

Bone Health TeleECHO consists of weekly video conferences with interactive case-based learning and short didactic presentations. The Bone Health TeleECHO team consists of E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, and other specialists with expertise in the care of osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The aim of Bone Health TeleECHO is to improve the care of patients with osteoporosis and reduce the osteoporosis treatment gap.

Objectives: Participants of this ECHO will learn to
  1. Describe the pathophysiology of common bone disorders
  2. Assess fracture risk with available validated clinical tools
  3. Evaluate for factors contributing to skeletal fragility
  4. Recognize quality in bone density testing acquisition, analysis, and reporting
  5. Use current clinical practice guidelines in managing patients with bone disorders
  6. Communicate the balance of benefits and risks with various treatments
  7. Individualize treatment decisions through shared decision making
  8. Monitor bone health therapy for adherence, tolerance, and effectiveness
  9. Implement systematic strategies for secondary fracture prevention (fracture liaison services)
  1. Bone Health Case Presentation Template
  2. Bone Health TeleECHO Clinic Curriculum 2018-2019


E. Michael Lewiecki_MD

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD

Medical Director, Bone Health ECHO
UNM School of Medicine

Matt Bouchonville, MD

Medical Director of Endo ECHO
UNM School of Medicine

David Chafey, MD

UNM Orthopedics
UNM School of Medicine
Dr. Tom Olenginski

Tom P. Olenginski, MD, FACP

Geisinger Clinic

Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

Clinic Operations Manager
Project ECHO

Emilee Brodie, MPH, MBA

Program Specialist
Project ECHO
Office: 505-272-6769