Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative

AMGA Foundation, with support from Amgen, has launched its Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative, a 12-month initiative focused on helping medical groups develop strategies to reduce fracture rates among patients with osteoporosis.

This initiative is designed to provide a platform for participating organizations to improve both clinical and economic outcomes through the development and implementation of quality improvement projects, best practice sharing, and peer-to-peer learning.

Twenty healthcare organizations were recruited to participate in the collaborative: 

Bandera Family Medical Group (WellMed) Ochsner Health
CareMount Medical Premier Medical Associates
Excela Health Prevea Health
Florida Medical Clinic Sentara Healthcare
Geisinger Health SIMED Health
HealthPartners St. Luke's University
Houston Methodist Summa Health
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic UC San Diego
Maine Medical Partners University of Rochester
Mercy Clinics Utica Park Clinic


E. Michael Lewiecki, M.D., FACP, FACE
Director, New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center
Director, Bone Health TeleECHO, UNM Health Service Center

Michele McDermott, M.D.
US Asset Lead Medical Lead

Nathan Meyer, PharmD
Florida Medical Clinic 

Eric Newman, M.D.
Director of Quality & Innovation, Medicine Institute Associate, Department of Rheumatology
Geisinger Health 

Phil Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Chief Population Health Officer Ochsner Health System

Steven Petak, M.D., J.D., MACE, FACP, FCLM, CCD
Associate Clinical Professor Weill-Cornell Medical College – Houston Methodist Hospital
Division Head, Endocrinology & Chief of Endocrinology Houston Methodist Hospital

Andrea Singer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, National Osteoporosis Foundation
Chief, Women’s Primary Care and Director, Bone Densitometry and Fracture Liaison Service MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

S.B. Tanner IV, M.D.
CCD Director of Osteoporosis Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Co-founder Vanderbilt Asthma Sinus Allergy Program Vanderbilt Health

If you have questions or need further information, contact Senait Temesgen at stemesgen@amga.org or by phone at 703.838.0033 ext. 340.