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.

Unnecessary uncertainty continues to plague osteoporosis

November 17, 2009

Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among the elderly and is all too often unrecognized in the pre-fracture state. At first blush, this is difficult…

Amiodarone-induced thyroiditis

November 13, 2009

A 78-year-old man had a history of atrial fibrillation since 1997 and was placed on amiodarone 200 mg per day in 2005. He was admitted earlier this year with mild…

Paget’s disease

November 5, 2009

This older male had been complaining for a number of years of headache, back ache, hip and knee pain — not uncommon symptoms as we get older. The diagnosis of…

Bioidentical hormones

October 23, 2009

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Michigan State Medical Society is taking place this week with a potpourri of topics to satisfy everyone’s needs. As an…

See ya LADA, alliGADa!

October 16, 2009

A few weeks ago I saw on referral a very pleasant 76-year-old woman with diabetes who had not done well on oral therapy and was having great trouble adjusting to insulin…

DXA under threat from many directions

October 9, 2009

If you are reading this blog, you must already be aware that in the United States, reimbursement for measurement of bone mineral density using DXA has been cut…

A heavy football weekend

October 7, 2009

Growing up as I did with soccer and rugby, the discontinuous tempo of football in America is not my cup of tea. Not that I am uninterested in the outcome — I am an…

DXA and scoliosis

October 2, 2009

Back to back patients, both women in their late 50s, arrived at the clinic with their DXA reports in hand and both very concerned about the wording on the report. Both…

Testosterone replacement for male hypogonadism

September 21, 2009

I noted in an earlier blog that I have prescribed clomiphene citrate for men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism — low testosterone without a compensatory increase…

Empower the patient

September 18, 2009

I have prescribed insulin either alone or as an adjunct to oral medication for a number of my patients with type 2 diabetes. Most of them are receiving long-acting…