Osteoporosis Causes More Than 8 Million Fractures Worldwide Annually

Dr. Kristi Tough DeSapri, MD, owner of Bone & Body Women’s Health, a midlife women’s health medical practice discusses the need for women to understand their risk factors for osteoporosis and find strategies to maintain bone strength and reduce the risk for falls and fractures.

Dr. Kristi Tough DeSapri truly believes that women deserve to function at optimal health and are gatekeepers to their families’ health. She is a board certified internist specializing in midlife women’s health and is a national leader in the field of osteoporosis and menopause management. After fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, she has worked in private practice and academic medicine for over 13 years, including being director of the Northwestern Women’s Bone Health program at the Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. She is the founding physician and owner of Bone and Body Women’s Health, LCC a specialized midlife women’s health practice in Winnetka, IL focused on consultation and management of perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis, fracture prevention and treatment and sexual health. Dr. DeSapri is an invited lecturer at national academic conferences and sits on several medical society committees including the Association of Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR), Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation ( BHOF), the Menopause Society and Ms. Medicine. Since 2010 she has been an active North American Menopause Certified Practioner ( NCMP) which is the premier organization certifying menopause and midlife women’s health providers. Dr. DeSapri is an ISCD ( International Society of Clinical Densitometry) certified clinical densitometrist and maintains her specialized ongoing certification. She started her practice Bone and Body Women’s Health with the goal of matching what midlife women want from their medical visit with her desire to spend quality time and expertise with her patients.

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