Joseph L. Shaker, MD

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Dr. Shaker is one of six physicians joining the Medical College’s full-time faculty who was previously a member of Midwest Endocrinology Associates, the only private practice in Wisconsin to ever be recognized in the nation’s top 50 endocrinology departments by U.S. News & World Report.

He comes to the Medical College from Idaho Endocrinology and Boise State University, where he served as a staff endocrinologist and adjunct professor of biology since 2007. Prior to that appointment, he was at the Endocrine and Diabetes Center of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee for 20 years and was chairman of the section of endocrinology and metabolism at St. Luke’s from 1999 to 2007.

Dr. Shaker was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine for four years, and is a co-founder of the Wisconsin Bone Club, an annual two-day meeting that features speakers and attendees in the fields of endocrinology and rheumatology in addition to other specialists interested in bone and calcium disorders.

He has authored or co-authored over 40 journal articles and over 35 scientific abstracts. His research interests include high or low blood calcium and parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis associated with intestinal disease or surgery, and calcium and bone disorders.

Dr. Shaker was a member of the editorial boards of Endocrine Practice and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. He is on the board-of-directors of the Paget Foundation for Paget’s Disease of Bone and Related Disorders.


Diseases & Conditions

Kidney Stones
Metabolic Bone Disease
Paget's Disease
Parathyroid and Calcium Disorders
Post-Transplant Osteoporosis
Rare Bone Disease

Treatment & Services

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert Hospital


North Hills Health Center - Specialty Clinics
W129 N7055 Northfield Dr.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders - Froedtert Hospital
8750 William Coffey Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
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Education & Training

Georgetown University School of Medicine - Washington - DC - Doctor of Medicine - (1980)

Georgetown University Hospital - Washington - DC - Residency in Internal Medicine - (1983)

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Philadelphia - Fellowship in Endocrinology - (1987)

Board Certifications

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

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4.7 out of 5. 88 ratings, 19 reviews
Oct. 24, 2020
Listened to my concerns.He took his time and I never felt rushed. he was very well prepared as it pertained to my past medical history
Oct. 8, 2020
He is one of the two best physicians I have -- and I have a number of physicians. He is an exceptionally good doctor.
Sept. 9, 2020
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Shaker. I leave with questions answered and feeling that he knows my history, has an thorough knowledge of his specialty and confident that the plan we develop together for moving forward is the best one for me.
Sept. 5, 2020
Dr. Shaker was very kind to me making sure not to increase the pain I have which I appreciated very much.
June 23, 2020
he is extremely professional and I was impessed with his manner and his professional interests in me. I value his recommendations
May 14, 2020
Dr. Shaker is very knowledgeable, understanding, and helpful. He made sure I knew what to do, and what he recommends for the near future. He is one of the best physicians I've ever seen.
April 30, 2020
I consider Dr. Shaker extremely knowledgeable in the treatment of osteoporosis. I have trust that he has chosen the best medicine for my particular problem. I had a bad experience with a previous doctor prescribing an osteoporosis medicine that harmed my body. After my first visit with Dr. Shaker, I felt confident he could help me.
March 7, 2020
Dr. Shaker is very courteous, very knowledgeable, but I do not feel he is a good communicator in that any question asked is answered with as few words as possible with no encouragement for conversation. I don't feel like I can ask questions or have a discussion.
March 3, 2020
listened to my concerns..answered questions..welcomed questions. patient(no pun intended).easy to understand answers. thorough.
Jan. 28, 2020
Very good physician
Jan. 28, 2020
I had to wait 3 months to see Dr. Shaker and now I can see why. He is amazingly knowledgeable in his field and what's more he can communicate his knowledge in an extremely understandable way. He is very thorough and made sure all my questions were answered. Seeing Dr. Shaker was well worth the wait!
Jan. 24, 2020
Dr. Shaker is an excellent doctor. He is kind, caring, proactive, informative, highly engaged, and I feel we are partners in my health care. I appreciate how observant he is, how well he listens and takes my concerns into consideration as he determines plans for my health care.
Jan. 21, 2020
Dr. Shaker and staff are always exceptional.
Jan. 6, 2020
Everyone was respectful, courteous, and focused.They all connected with eye contact and understanding.
Dec. 25, 2019
very thorough, best
Dec. 17, 2019
unlike many physicians, he spent an appropriate amount of time with me. not too much and not too little..just the right amount.
Dec. 17, 2019
doctor and his nurse fantastic! front desk poor attitude
Dec. 11, 2019
He is very in tune to my condition and always explains well plus listens to my concerns
Dec. 9, 2019
like the thoroughness of appointment in my health history and making sure they had my info from the past
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