Joseph L. Shaker, MD

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North Hills Health Center 262-253-5400
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New & Established Patients Call 414-955-6660


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

Virtual Visit

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert Hospital


North Hills Health Center - Specialty Clinics Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders - Froedtert Hospital

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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Dr Shaker was very prepared and and knowledgeable regarding my history and and the treatment of osteoporosis. He was extremely personable. I am very happy to have him overseeing this part of my health care.
There was a miscommunication from the lady calling to check me in for my appointment she said Dr would call me, but he was waiting for me in my chart video. I could hear him, he couldn't hear me. Did the physical assessment by video, and then had to call via phone to complete the rest of the appointment. He genuinely listened, cared, spent time to explain everything going on and his game plan along with answered all of my questions. Amazing "Bedside" manor! Thank you! I have hope again for a treatment plan to get my life back! Thank you Dr. Shaker!!!!!
Dr. Shaker explains things and also listens to what you have to say. He takes his time during visits and I felt he genuinely cares. I wish there were more Doctors like Dr. Shaker.
Dr. Shaker is direct, which I appreciate. He allowed me to interrupt so I could ask questions for my clarification.
Dr. Shaker is a very compassionate and caring individual and Froedtert is fortunate to have him on staff.
This was a new patient visit for me and a referral, and first time using Froedtert. I was unsure what and what the outcome was to be. I was very impressed with Dr. Shaker's level of expertise and understanding and agree with his plan to better diagnose my overall condition before moving to a treatment. Although I could view in advance recent MyChart test records and history, I was surprised that Dr. Shaker could not view them. I now understand there is a delay or would have brought more information. It worked out when I could bring up the results on my phone for him, he did try ways to access but they were unsuccessful.
Doctor was clear and concise in explanations so that I was able to make my own decisions. Helpful in all questions.
Dr. Shaker is always very professional, extremely prepared and competent.
Very patient. Spent time addressing all concerns
Dr. Shaker is knowledgeable, kind and very much interested in getting all the facts. He actually listened to me.
I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Shaker. I trust the treatment I received from him completely.
Dr. Shaker is very thorough and knowledgeable about my condition. Is always concerned about having answered all my questions. These are the reasons I selected him as my endocrinologist.
Dr Shaker has always treated me with courtesy and concern for my well-being. He and his staff make me feel welcome. I trust his judgment.
I had a very food experience, everyone was very nice and helpful.
My experience with the Doctor washe was extremely thorough. I was very impressed. He knew a lot about my condition and got into the details, had excellent knowledge of not only osteoporosis but all related issues.
Dr. Shaker is a highly skilled bone health specialist. Because he is so specialized, it can be challenging to schedule an appointment with him. He has a pleasant demeanor and explains things clearly using appropriate terminology (which he explains thoroughly).
Dr. Shaker is thorough and good in explaining condition and recommendations.
I really enjoy talking with Dr. Shaker. A wonderful man.
Dr. Shaker is a great and informative physician. He takes time to explain his findings to get you the proper care.
I was provided all the time I needed by the staff and doctor! My care was great!
Excellent care and professional knowledgeable expertise
Dr. Shaker was very accommodating to change my appointment from in clinic to virtual due to my reluctance to drive in a snow storm. I really appreciated that he and his staff would be willing to do that with short notice.
It was a very good experience.
Dr Shaker is respectful. It is clear he is an expert. Organized and thorough. He explains everything clearly. In addition, he is nice and easy to talk to. I felt I could ask questions and express fears and concerns.
I was extremely impressed with the time Dr Shaker took to explain the various treatments for osteoporosis the way he listened to my concerns about possible side effects.
It was a pleasure dealing with the doctor
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Shaker as my doctor. I have seen him for 10 years and even though I moved from IL to MI, I still see him as my doctor.
He is very thorough. Great bedside manner. Easy to understand explanations
Video portion did not connect and realizing this, Dr. Shaker promptly called me. He asked me if I was OK with audio only and since he knows my history so well, I felt quite comfortable continuing. We were able to successfully complete the visit.Having virtual choice is important especially at this time with COVID-19 delta variant and being immune suppressed. I am grateful that it is realized the less exposures the better.
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