Clayton LaBaume graduated from the Texas Tech physician assistant program in 2008. He initially worked in internal medicine in the hospital and critical care setting. He later went to work in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. Working in these different specialties, Clayton became aware of the gap in care with bone health and osteoporosis care.
He developed a post fracture program to ensure that patients would be treated after sustaining a fracture. He developed a special interest in bone health and fracture prevention and has been treating osteoporosis to some capacity since 2011. He moved into his current role at an orthopedic clinic in Durango in 2016 specifically to build and grow a bone health program.
He is the clinical coordinator of the Fracture Liaison Service at a local hospital in Durango, Colorado. He is a consultant and ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He speaks nationally about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. He is also the Chief Information Officer for RPJ FLS, which is a post fracture osteoporosis program implementation consulting company.
He takes pride in troubleshooting and improving processes to help osteoporosis programs become successful. He is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
His philosophy of care is to help people live longer, independent, high quality lives through fracture prevention and preservation of longevity/functional capacity.
Clayton and his wife have lived in Durango since 2010 and they enjoy the outdoor life that the area provides. His hobbies include: mountain biking, running, skiing, cooking, travel, and oil painting.