Our mission is to reduce the impact of osteoporosis by promoting research; providing
diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services; and facilitating educational opportunities
for the lay public and health care professionals.
Ronald C. Hamdy, M.D.
Kara A. Dickerson, N.P.
Bone density scans
Consultation for osteoporosis and osteopenia
Management of osteoporosis and osteopenia
Vertebral fracture assessment
Whole body composition scans
ETSU Innovation Laboratory
2109 W. Market Street, Room 143
Johnson City, TN 37604
Why ETSU Health?:
We provide bone density scans using state-of-the-art equipment. We have three different scan machines both for your convenience and for accuracy of comparison.
In our office, we offer both Lunar and Hologic scan machines (densitometers); this allows for a more accurate comparison to previous scans.
Unlike many other offices that scan only the spine and one hip, we scan 5 sites to attain a more thorough understanding of your bone health:
• Both hips
• Both wrists
We also routinely provide a Vertebral Fracture Assessment for patients with relevant risk factors. This additional view allows us to see if there are any compression fractures of the vertebrae these are sometimes not associated with pain or other symptoms, but indicate the presence of osteoporosis.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring a pleasant scan experience. We are also happy to provide you with educational literature as you wait.
Manage Your Health with MyETSUHealth
View test results, make appointments, request prescription refills, and message your doctor from any Web-enabled device by using our secure online portal, MyETSUHealth. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.