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Baton Rouge General Adds Bone Health Center at Bluebonnet Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced a new Bone Health Center, led by Angela Roy, PA-C. Certified by the National Osteoporosis Foundation as a fracture liaison specialist, Roy specializes in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect 54 million Americans, putting them at higher risk of bone fractures, or “fragility fractures.” The Bone Health Center will primarily help patients reach and maintain optimal bone health to prevent future fractures. Fragility fractures can occur anywhere in the body, but most commonly they happen in the wrist, hip and spine. Women over 50 are at an even higher risk of breaking a bone because of osteoporosis.

“There are many factors that can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, including a family history, smoking, a diet low in calcium and vitamin D, and certain conditions like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease,” Roy said. “The best defense is taking steps to prevent osteoporosis, like proper nutrition and an active lifestyle. If you are concerned about your bone health or your risk for osteoporosis, talk to your doctor about getting a thorough evaluation.”

Roy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Our Lady of the Lake College. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, her experience includes orthopedics, rheumatology and bone health. Roy is also a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Rheumatology Alliance of Louisiana, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

BRG’s Bone Health Center is located at 8595 Picardy Ave., Suite 300. A physician referral is required. For more information, call (225) 237-1810.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.