IV Infusion Treatment of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be a ‘silent thief’ slowly decreasing bone strength.  Fragility fractures are fractures that occur more easily than you’d expect. Osteoporosis IV Infusions can be given if a Bone Density Scan has diagnosed osteoporosis. This osteoporosis medication improves bone density, strengthen weakened bones and reduces future fractures.

IV infusions for Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder where bone strength begins to deteriorate.  Generally, this is because of bone loss as we age.  Thin and weak bones are more susceptible to fractures, and can occur due to everyday circumstances and seemingly minor accidents. Osteoporosis is most common in those over 50, and will affect 50% of females, and about 30% of men aged over 60. As there is a genetic link to Osteoporosis it’s a good idea to get checked if you have a history in your whānau.

Preventative care for osteoporosis includes maintaining a balanced diet rich in Vitamin C and D, not smoking, reducing alcohol, including frequent weight-bearing activities in our movement and exercise. Osteoporosis medication can be prescribed to rebuild and maintain bone health whilst reducing the chance of fragility fractures.

We offer  Osteoporosis Intravenous Infusion Therapy Treatments at our Highbrook clinic, alongside other osteoporosis medications depending on your symptoms and diagnosis.

What to expect from IV Infusion for Osteoporosis treatment

  • IV therapy can take place at our clinic. We’ll insert a drip into your arm for roughly 15 to 30 minutes.
  • It’s normal to require ongoing Osteoporosis IV Treatment yearly.
  • A blood test will be needed to check your calcium levels.
  • We’ll work with you to create a sensible plan to build strength-building exercise and a vitamin-rich diet into your lifestyle.

Health Care Professionals providing IV Infusions for Osteoporosis

Tara Mougavalu-Fui
Nurse
Fluent in English, Niuean and Samoan. Tara graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2012 and has broad experience in general practice and urgent care.
Nerice Fourie
Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
Colleen Bowring
Group Nursing Director
Fluent in English. Colleen has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and is trained in clinical education with a postgraduate long term condition management.

Frequently asked questions

To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:

  • NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
  • International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration

On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.

Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.

This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.

Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.

The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:

0-39 years 40 years - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

40 years+ - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes

 0-13 yrs 14-17 yrs 18-39 yrs 40+ yrs
 Free $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment $10 for screening and appointment
 Free $10 for Doctor appointment $19.50 $39 for double appointment

Payment is required at the time of consultation

You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.

Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.

There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials

We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.

If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.

All consultations are by appointment only.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at or email Info@highbrookmedical.co.nz if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).
The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open:

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 8:15am - 5pm
Friday 8:15am - 5pm

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16

Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.