Dr. Hrach has been practicing medicine in Santa Barbara for over 15 years. She is a compassionate, knowledgeable physician who is well respected in the community. This Santa Barbara Doctor is excited to share her expertise on relevant medical topics with YOU ..
Archive for May, 2010
Vitamin D deficiency is certainly not a newly recognized disorder. In fact, the first case of Rickets (a severe form of vitamin D deficiency often found in developing countries) was identified in the mid 1600’s. Vitamin Ddeficiency and it’s consequences has, however, recently become the buzz as more and more information is released.
Osteoporosis became an area of interest for me early in my medical career. As a third year medical student caring for elderly patients in the hospital with hip fractures I thought “There has to be a better way.” At that time we didn’t have any way to detect this disease before the fracture or any medication to prevent it. “Oh, the times they are a changin’”