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Interdisciplinary Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Clinic

The Department of Medicine has established a new interdisciplinary Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Clinic. This clinic incorporates the divisions of Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology. The goal is to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases including calcium and parathyroid disorders. Patients are being seen at Froedtert East in the Rheumatology Clinic located on the fifth floor. Consultations can be ordered in EPIC under “Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Program”. The current list of providers include:

  1. Dr. M. E. Csuka, Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology. Originally from New Jersey, Dr Csuka completed her internal medicine training at the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and rheumatology training at MCW and The West Middlesex University Hospital, U.K. She joined MCW in 1980 and has been very involved in osteoporosis management and teaching. She founded the FMLH-MCW Osteoporosis Clinic in 2001. In addition to osteoporosis, she has special expertise in bone disease associated with rheumatic disorders as well as corticosteroid therapy.
  2. Dr. Joan Neuner, Associate Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine. Originally from Milwaukee, Dr. Neuner completed her internal medicine residency at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as a fellowship in general internal medicine and health policy at Harvard. She became a faculty member at MCW in 2000. In addition to osteoporosis, Dr. Neuner has special expertise in bone disease associated with breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor therapy.
  3. Dr. Joseph Shaker, Professor of Clinical Medicine in Endocrinology. Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Shaker completed his internal medicine training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and endocrinology training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He provided care to patients at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee from 1987 to 2007. After a brief stint in Idaho, Dr. Shaker returned to Milwaukee to join the MCW faculty in January of 2009. Dr. Shaker is co-founder of the Wisconsin Bone Club and served on the board of directors of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Paget Foundation for Paget’s disease and related disorders. In addition to osteoporosis he has special expertise in Paget's disease of bone, parathyroid and calcium disorders.
  4. Dr. Denise Teves, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology. Originally from Peru, Dr. Teves completed her internal medicine training at the Chicago Medical School and endocrinology training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been employed MCW since 2004. In addition to osteoporosis, she has special expertise in renal osteodystrophy and osteoporosis in men.
  5. Jeremy Barrett PA-C, Originally from Indiana, Mr. Barrett received his PA degree from Marquette University. He has worked with Dr. Shaker caring for patients with bone and mineral disorders since 2002.
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