For nearly three decades, Trelle Health has been helping health care providers understand bone health from the patient’s perspective and helping patients understand what health care providers do. Gwen Ellert, principal of Trelle Health, along with co-authors pharmacist Alan Low and rheumatologist John Wade, published The Osteoporosis Book: Bone Health, a self-help book for both health care providers and patients. As well, Trelle has developed education programs for health care providers who are not as familiar with osteoporosis so that they can identify, educate and appropriately triage and refer high risk patients.
The major focus of our work is fracture prevention. The four editions of The Osteoporosis Book: Bone Health cover changes and advancements in care over the past two decades. They address the importance of appropriately identifying, diagnosing and treating patients at risk due to primary cause of bone loss, genetics, age-related changes, menopause and lifestyle as well as secondary, and often preventable, causes of bone loss, such as disease and medication.
We work with care providers and their patients, emphasizing quality of life when living with a chronic disease, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.