Close to the Bone: Why Clinicians Should Focus on Pediatric Skeletal Health

Pediatrician and sports medicine specialist Celina De Borja, MD, paints the big picture of why strong bones are essential to overall wellness and explains how providers can efficiently assess and address their patients’ risk factors. Her tips cover how to ask questions about sensitive topics (such as menstrual cycles and disordered eating), when to run labs, who needs supplemental vitamin D, how to interpret pediatric Z-scores, and the level of physical activity needed for bone growth.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Celina De Borja, MD

Celina De Borja, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedics

Dr. Celina de Borja is a pediatrician with special training in sports medicine who cares for children and young adults with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

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