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.

A bad miss

January 3, 2011

A delightful 78-year-old woman with Late Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults (LADA) — a seeming increasingly common diagnosis in my practice — came for a clinic visit after…

The parathyroidectomy was not successful

December 23, 2010

A pleasant but perplexed 78-year-old woman was referred to me because she was informed by her PCP that the parathyroid surgery she had 6 weeks ago did not seem to have…

Two ends of the spectrum: Part 2

November 23, 2010

Fat with a BMI of 19.

Two ends of the spectrum: Part 1

November 23, 2010

How can this go unnoticed?

Guide your patients through the FDA warning concerning bisphosphonates

October 25, 2010

A few weeks ago the FDA issued a warning on its website that “there is a possible risk of a rare type of thigh bone (femoral) fracture in people who take drugs…

Parathyroidectomy in the elderly

October 6, 2010

The current issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that only 14% out of 3,388 patients aged 70 and older diagnosed with primary…

How would you manage these patients?

September 7, 2010

The table below is a compilation of thyroid function labs I received from the lab on two consecutive days last week. Each of the free thyroxine (FT4) values is within…

Forearm DXA

August 24, 2010

To my recollection, non-invasive measurement of bone mineral density began several decades ago with single photon absorptiometry of the radius. At that time of the…

The USPSTF is hard to please

July 26, 2010

The July 20 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine includes an update on screening for osteoporosis developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force with the…

Not an everyday occurrence

July 19, 2010

Some conditions you might not see every day in your clinic: