Metabolic Bone Clinic


Room 5900, Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital

The clinic is in the Clinical Skills Teaching Area (541 Burrard Building). If you need help locating us, please ask one of our hospital volunteers to direct you.

About this clinic

Metabolic bone disorders can reduce bone strength and skeletal health. If they are not properly diagnosed and treated, patients are at greater risk of bone loss and fractures.

The Metabolic Bone Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital offers assessments of patients with, and/or at risk of developing metabolic bone disease.

Patients can include women and men with osteoporosis, steroid-induced bone loss, fragility fractures, parathyroid-related bone disease and genetic bone diseases. Patients with complex diseases such as post-transplant, renal disease, diabetes and cancer are also at risk of bone disease and can benefit from an assessment.

The clinic provides general screening, diagnosis and therapeutic options tailored to individual needs. We also conduct research into bone disease. Patients who meet study criteria may be invited to participate.

Patients to this clinic require a doctor's referral.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed on statutory holidays.


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Clinical trials & research

Advances in condition treatments are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make for yourself in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this area so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about condition and find better ways to help people like you live and thrive with the condition. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can make a difference in improving care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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