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 panoply of parathyroid diseases

February 19, 2010

Case one: An 80-year-old woman undergoing carotid artery evaluation was found to have a thyroid nodule which was subsequently biopsied and no malignant cells were found…

Not a tall tale

February 10, 2010

Adam was born five minutes after his twin sister and sadly he was born deaf. That did not stop him excelling as a student; when I first met him as a high school senior…

The cream rises to the top, then creates problems

February 1, 2010

I recently encountered three men with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes complicated by severe hypertriglyceridemia and I was faced with some difficult decisions to make.

Testosterone for older men

January 22, 2010

This past weekend I have read two widely conflicting articles about the benefits of testosterone therapy in older men. The first was published in the Journal of Clinical…

Monitor HbA1c, but be careful

January 20, 2010

The American Diabetes Association now recommends measurement of HbA1c as the most appropriate test to use for the diagnosis of diabetes. Details can be found in the…

Type 2 diabetes and minimal trauma fractures

January 11, 2010

When I think of minimal trauma fractures — fractures occurring after a fall from a standing height or lesser trauma — I think of osteoporosis, both primary and…

Just hope the wires don’t get crossed

December 30, 2009

I was given a subscription to Wired magazine as a holiday gift and the first issue I received, December ’09, had a fascinating health care story to report. It…

A sliding scale is good for fishing, but is it good for managing diabetes in outpatients?

December 21, 2009

This past month I have seen four adults with type 2 diabetes who have gained 40 lb or more in weight during a 12-month period and they all blamed it on their insulin…

She didn’t follow the rules

December 16, 2009

Monica is a petite 12-year-old who presented with diabetes at 9 years. Her parents noted that she was going to the bathroom a lot and sought medical care before she…

Sight unseen

November 23, 2009

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the recommendations for breast cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a section of the Agency for…