Dr. James McGowan, Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology, provides expertise in interventional therapies for neck and back pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints, causing painful swelling that can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity.
Dermatology at Mercy is comprised of a team of talented and specially trained doctors who cover a broad spectrum of dermatology specialties.
Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, became the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a minimally-invasive hysterectomy via robotic surgery using the new Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver, developed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG).
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
This 3D medical animation shows a basic overview of bone tissue anatomy, including bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts). The video addresses causes, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center specializes in bone health disease, including osteoporosis. Patients throughout the Baltimore region seek the expertise of Mercy’s expert endocrinologists for their advanced skill and knowledge in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bones,” is a progressive bone health disease in which creation of new bone does not keep up with the loss of old bone. Bones that become weak or brittle may be caused by not absorbing enough calcium. This can cause bones, especially in the spine, hip or wrist, to break more easily.
Osteoporosis can occur in men and women, but it is most common in women after menopause. Since osteoporosis, known as the “silent disease,” often has no early warning signs. It is important for people in mid-life to be monitored for risk of developing osteoporosis.
The silent disease of osteoporosis often does not have early signs or symptoms. As osteoporosis progresses, symptoms can include:
Endocrinologists may conduct a bone density test to evaluate bone strength and diagnosis osteoporosis. A DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorpiometry) scan measures the bone density in the spine, hips and wrists for the risk of osteoporosis.
Treatment options for osteoporosis consist of medications or hormone therapy. Endocrinologists specializing in bone health monitor patients who are being treated for osteoporosis.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated endocrinologists focusing on endocrine conditions, including osteoporosis, bone density, Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, high blood glucose, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and neuroendocrine tumors. Our experts offer advanced treatment options, such as DEXA scanning, continuous glucose monitoring, nuclear isotope therapy, thyroid fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound guided biopsies. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best Regional Hospital for Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Asif Mohamed specializes in osteoporosis, thyroid disorders and cancer, pituitary disorders, diabetes diagnosis, and diabetes management.
A team of Mercy doctors and an indomitable spirit keep a Baltimore woman going through a series of health issues.