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Bone Health

Strong Bones for a Strong Future

Did you know? 1 out of 2 women over 50 years old and 1 out of 4 men over 50 years old will break a bone due to osteoporosis. (National Osteoporosis Foundation)

The TCO Bone Health Program was developed by our team of experts with the goal of proactively treating patients at risk for osteoporosis (or those who may already have it).  The focus of the program will be on strengthening your bones and preventing future injuries, including fractures and falls. A broken bone can change your everyday quality of life, and also make it harder to return to your life before the break.

Patients will work with our bone health team to:

  • Develop an individualized care plan that focuses on optimizing bone health
  • Evaluate health history and current bone health status
  • Build a personalized strategy to prevent future broken bones, focusing on areas such as nutrition, exercise, current medication, and fall prevention
  • If needed, recommend supplements and medications that can help build stronger bones

To learn more about the TCO Bone Health program, contact us at [email protected].

Meet the Bone Health Team

Nicholas N. Holmes, MD

Nicholas Holmes, MD 
Board Certified, Family Medicine Physician

Nicholas N. Holmes, MD, is a board certified primary care sports medicine provider who specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, ultrasound-guided injections, ultrasound, and concussion management.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Holmes at TCO Vadnais Heights or TCO Woodbury, call 651-351-2606.

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Emily Langan, APRN, NP-C
Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner

Emily Langan has spent her nursing career working with the adult/geriatric population and has developed a passion in preventing health complications, allowing adults to maintain their quality of life as they age. She worked as an RN in the home health and outpatient orthopedic settings, and then went back to school to become an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner.  In the Bone Health program, Emily will be working with patients to develop a personalized care plan focused on preventing fractures through strategies such as falls prevention and home safety, medication de-escalation, nutrition, supplements, and possible prescription medications. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, baking, and making memories with her husband and two children.

To schedule an appointment with Emily at TCO’s Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Edina – Crosstown, or Maple Grove locations call 952-456-7153.

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Darla Bissener, RN
TCO Bone Health Program Coordinator

Darla Bissener, RN, has always had a passion working with the elderly population. She has worked in many different healthcare environments with varying roles such as charge nurse, nurse manager, case manager, RN trauma coordinator, and now the TCO Bone Health program coordinator. As part of the program, Darla’s role is to support patients in their customized care plan that was established by Emily Langan, APRN, NP-C. This includes providing education, support and resources to patients and their families to optimize their bone health and prevent future falls and fractures. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the cabin to relax, swim or hike, and staying active by working out at the gym or boxing.

Additional Patient Education

To learn more about bone health, click on the patient education links below.

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