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.

Not as sick as her numbers

July 20, 2009

A slender 72-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of transient severe hypercalcemia — 13.4 mg/dL — which happened three weeks earlier and resolved…

Osteoporosis in premenopausal women

July 16, 2009

Most osteoporosis guidelines recommend that bone density testing is not appropriate in healthy premenopausal women, but we all see on referral younger women in whom a…

Severe hypothyroidism and myocardial ischemia

July 10, 2009

On the drive in to the hospital the other morning I got a call from a cardiologist who had a new patient with non-Q wave acute myocardial infarction, and he felt that a…

Do stress fractures indicate underlying bone disease?

July 2, 2009

This is a question that comes up often in a metabolic bone disease clinic, particularly when the patient has sustained more than one such fracture.

What is osteoporosis?

June 24, 2009

The NIH convened a consensus development conference on osteoporosis in 2000. The consensus definition of osteoporosis is that it is “a skeletal disorder characterized by…

Rogue patients

June 16, 2009

The New York Times had yet another article this weekend about rogue doctors and how they are abusing the system. We all acknowledge that such colleagues exist and that…

Too hot to handle

June 15, 2009

I am currently caring for two patients, a man and a woman in their 60s (not related to each other and to my knowledge unaware of each other), who complain of intolerable…

Vitamin D further down the road

June 3, 2009

The possible role of vitamin D in systems beyond bone and mineral metabolism is receiving a lot of attention in the epidemiology literature of late. None of the work is…

Don’t practice medicine with blinders on

May 29, 2009

At the first clinic visit for a patient we obtain a medication history, and when we prescribe new medication we check for adverse drug interactions and give a brief…

What’s in a name: Does the patient have diabetes or is the patient 'a diabetic'?

May 18, 2009

I am at the Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and there is much to report — too much in fact. But there…