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Treatments & Specialties

Consultant Metabolic Bone and Osteoporosis Specialist

Dr Cajetan Francis Moniz

Dr Cajetan Francis Moniz

Consultant Metabolic Bone and Osteoporosis Specialist

Rheumatology

Special interests

One Stop Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Service, DEXA (Bone Densitometry Scan) interpretation, Post fracture risk assessment (fracture liaison service), glucocorticoid osteoporosis, secondary causes of osteoporosis, young adults, Males, Vitamin D and calcium disorders, lifestyle management, drug treatment and follow up. 

Publications

Dr Moniz is coming to Sevenoaks to broaden his practice, and provide an Osteoporosis Clinical Service to advise on medical treatments, calcium and vitamin D disorders.

Optimising bone health throughout life by lifestyle measures is important to reduce the burden of bone loss and osteoporotic fractures in later life. One in four women after the menopause is prone to a vertebral compression fracture which causes pain and disability and alters quality of life. More importantly, the patients’ self-confidence and ability to perform daily activities is greatly affected.

This in turn results in abnormal stresses being put on other bones and joints further exacerbating pain and disability. It has been shown that after the first fragility fracture, the likelihood of another fracture within a year is increased 20 fold if steps are not taken for prevention. There are osteoporosis medications that help protect the skeleton from further bone loss and help maintain or build-up bone and thereby future fractures. It is the loss of confidence however, and ability to do normal day activities that most distresses patients. In order to make the patient’s journey as smooth as possible, together with our Physiotherapists at the Centre, Dr Moniz plans to develop special Osteoporosis Exercise Programmes in individual classes or in groups to help build strength, balance and particularly confidence building measures after, for instance, a fragility fracture. The Physiotherapy specialist will design a programme tailored for individual needs that can be done under guidance in the gym or at home.

You will also be interested to know that Dr Moniz specialises in:

 

  • One Stop Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Service DEXA (Bone Densitometry Scan) interpretation
  • Post fracture risk assessment (fracture liaison service)
  • Glucocorticoid osteoporosis Secondary causes of osteoporosis
  • Young adults Vitamin D and calcium disorders
  • Lifestyle management Drug treatment and follow up

 

Consulting Address

St Thomas Street, The Shard

London

SE1 9BS

Consulting Sessions:

Tuesday PM/EVE, Thursday Ad hoc (Urgents) at The Shard / Wednesday AM at Sevenoaks

Secretary:

Karen Chambers

Telephone:

+44 (0)20 7193 7867 / 3727 0963 - +44 (0)792 588 3827

Fax:

0844 858 1122

Email:

pa@londonosteoporosisclinic.com

Website:

www.londonosteoporosisclinic.com 

Qualifications:

BSc MSc MBBS FRCPath FRCP

NHS Base: