Daniel J Acevedo, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant and the lead advanced practice provider at OrthoVirginia in Lynchburg, Virginia. His interests include physician assistant education and osteoporosis. 

BLOG: Treatment modalities for patients with osteoporosis, osteoporotic fractures

February 25, 2019

by Daniel J. Acevedo, PA-C What are some treatment modalities we can comfortably recommend to patients with osteoporosis and patients with osteoporotic fractures?…

BLOG: Medications to treat osteoporotic fractures

January 25, 2019

Treating osteoporosis in an orthopedic practice is challenging. Orthopedic clinicians are typically not as well-versed in osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment as they

BLOG: Modalities used to diagnose osteoporosis

December 20, 2018

This installment of osteoporosis primer for PAs will focus on the modalities used to diagnosis osteoporosis. To reiterate a diagnosis of osteoporosis could be made in an…

BLOG: Physician assistants can become involved in osteoporosis care

November 28, 2018

A 75-year-old woman presents today for a preoperative evaluation prior to a left total knee replacement. She is a thin, otherwise healthy, white woman with no

BLOG: Osteoporosis primer for physician assistants, part 1

December 28, 2016

Mrs. Smith is a 65-year-old woman who fell outside her apartment complex 2 days ago. She did not report feeling dizzy or lightheaded and lost no consciousness prior to…

BLOG: More can be done to educate providers, communities about osteoporosis, hip fractures

June 16, 2016

Fragility hip fractures are a devastating orthopedic injury. They incur significant health, economic and social consequences. Although some literature describes a…

BLOG: Examine postoperative patients the same way every time, look for DVT

February 22, 2016

In medicine, there are good days and bad days. There are times in clinics where everything seems to go right: all the postoperative patients are doing well, no one has…

BLOG: We cannot know everything always

September 19, 2015

There are many versions of the phrase “I know that I know nothing” or “I know one thing: that I know nothing.” Although it is widely debated…

BLOG: ‘Hacking’ medicine through the betterment of communication skills

July 21, 2015

Recently, I have been reading the work of Tim Ferris, the author of The Four-Hour Workweek and others. His interests range from meditation and weight loss to investing…

BLOG: Stages of a ‘hero’s journey’: finding bliss as a medical care provider

May 25, 2015

The word “hero,” from Greek, literally means “defender” or “protector.” This month’s blog is dedicated to all of those in The…

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