Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, has joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical School where he is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and section chief of the Endocrinology Division. The author of numerous journal studies, Dr. Kleerekoper serves on the editorial boards for Endocrine Today, Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Journal of Women's Health, Osteoporosis International and Calcified Tissue International. Dr. Kleerekoper is also a founding board member of the newly formed Academy of Women’s Health.

Unexpected vertebral fractures

October 24, 2014

Steve (not his real name) presented to the clinic with a recent history of vertebral fractures. He is 68 inches tall, weighs in at 170 lb., with a BMI of 26, and a pain…

Ethnicity and the lab

July 25, 2014

At the University of Toledo Medical Center, where I work, the laboratory reports estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) data separately for African Americans and…

Personal memories of diabetes fuel a professional outlook

April 3, 2014

The February issue of Endocrine Today highlighting the history of diabetes and its management really caught my attention.

Plasmaphoresis — Yes or No?

January 7, 2014

It is no secret that I am a “bone head,” literally and figuratively, but from time to time, I encounter uncommon non-skeletal conditions, in this case marked…

Out-of-control RAI uptake

December 6, 2013

Over a period of 6 weeks I received hard to believe results from radioactive iodine uptake in three patients with well-documented hyperthyroidism. In each of them, the…

Darier's sign and osteoporosis

November 27, 2013

Melissa, a 61-year-old woman, was referred for evaluation and management of osteoporosis. She was “petite,” with a weight of 115 lb and heigh of 64 inches…

Caring for patients undergoing gender identity change

November 14, 2013

Some months ago I got a call from a psychologist asking whether I would agree to work with him regarding a patient seeking a gender identity change. Having been involved…

Such a sad story

September 27, 2013

My patient is a woman in her 20s with long-standing type 1 diabetes who has chronic renal failure (estimated glomerular filtration rate of 20 to 30) requiring dialysis…

A few thoughts on reimbursement

September 13, 2013

Health care is getting out of control and I am not referring to “Obamacare” — I readily admit to not being up to date with what has or has not been…

Ward it off

August 26, 2013

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry published the following position paper in 2002 in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry: “Which central dual…