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Dr. Jesse Krakauer

Endocrinology
Southfield, MI
46 years experience male

Locations

Metro Detroit Diabetes and Endocrinology

Southfield, MI

Address

27207, Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

B”sd Dr. Jesse Krakauer, MD FACP Dr. Krakauer sees patients at the Metro Detroit Endocrinology Center, Southfield MI, which provides for endocrine patients and accepts a broad range of insurances. He was recognized as an endocrine specialist by Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Docs (2015). Using software based on original research published in the medical literature, Dr Krakauer offers his patients Anthropometric and Densitometric Diagnostic™, reports, which provide a unique approach to diagnosis and treatment based on simple body measurements such as weight, height and waist circumference, in addition to advanced body composition data from DXA scan. Dr Krakauer has 24 years experience as a Clinical Endocrinologist with subspecialty expertise in bone and mineral metabolism and multidisciplinary bariatric programs. He graduated from California’s Stanford University School of Medicine. After an internship in general internal medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he spent several years in Israel, practicing family medicine in the course of which he earned a Community Medicine Certificate from Tel Aviv University Medical School. He completed training in internal medicine at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Krakauer was a fellow for three years and then spent two years as senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, pursuing subspecialty interests in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Bone & Mineral and Medical Informatics. In 1995 moved to the Division of Preventive and Nutritional Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, MI. He then practiced endocrinology at Middletown Medical where he enjoyed loyal and appreciative patients and physician colleagues. In 2014, Dr Krakauer returned to Michigan to be near a growing number of grandchildren.

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not likely: B"sd In severe hyperthyroidism corticosteroids like prednisone may be given with one reason being to decrease the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Would check it out: B"sd would also expect a lower heart rate with good fitness. Would suggest check on thyroid and if thats ok for excess adrenaline. Certainly, consi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Likely none: B"sd thyronorm 25 mg, you mean 25 mcg - is L-thyroxine also know as T4. It is one of the 2 important thyroid hormones in the blood. T4 replacement i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Needs caution: B"sd Have often had this question for my patients. Need to coordinate between psychiatrist and endocrinologist. My particular concern would be if usi... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Important info: B"sd The TPAb is specific for thyroid peroxidase enzyme. Its occurence is highly related to genetic susceptibilty to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The mos... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Totally: B"sd absolutely right - genetic studies should only be done on an appropriate tissue specimen. To my knowlege, specimens are screened for adequacy be... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Hopefuly not: B"sd presume you mean hypoglycemia as a complication of rx for diabetes. At worse severe and or prolonged hypoglycemia leads to poor cognitive, possi... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Depends: B"sd replacement therapy for hypopit is challenging and can be very challenging during pregnancy. Much depends it partial or panhypopit. The later... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Check it out: B"sd not sure - stress fracture would hurt more when you walk as would tendon insertion inflamation (enthesopathy). Physicain may want to assess for ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Good questions: B"sd back again! 90% + of thyroid nodules are not cancer. Also , thyroid cancers grow slowly and rarely spread until they are 4 cm or more. If a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Works and fast: B"sd the largest study: "The ovulation rate was superior with letrozole (61.7%) than with Clomid (clomiphene) (48.3%)" that means that on average you ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Decreases fertility: B"sd testosterone therapy decreases fertility and can cause testicles to atrophy. However, military found that could not be relied on for male contra... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Don't neglect: B"sd hmm - you need to get one to evaluate for mennorrhagia - prolonged menstrual bleeding. You may also need a blood test for anemia.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: B"sd Loestrin is a combination of the 2 female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – the estrogen will cause the breast to grow and develop – like i... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Maybe not: B"sd there is always great concern with phentermine as it is a stimulant in the amphetamine family. due caution would be careful attention to any eff... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Possible rheumatoid: B"sd does not sound like related to sugars. With type 1 diabetes (not supposed to say "diabetic" any more) other autoimmune diseases are more common.... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Need endocrinologist: B"sd metformin is the drug of choice for type 2 diabetes - Beyond modest control of blood sugar, it seems to improve longevity! GI side effects may l... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
A while, ?underdosed: B"sd 25 mcg is a small dose, usually I usually reserve for the elderly or heart patients. In any case the 1/2 life of thyroxine is about 14 days, so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Probably: B"sd every type 1 diabetic should know about the dangers of diabetic ketoacidosis. disorders such as vomitting and diarrhea can bring it on in some c... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Very much so: B"sd I would be terribly concerned. Little reason to blame the meds. She needs cardiovascular and perhaps neurologic evaluations. On the serious sid... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Serious, even very: B"sd He has neurologic symptoms and should seek appropriate medical attention with no more incredible delay. It much better to err on side of caution... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Very scary: B"sd epinephrine could possibly make your irritable heart more irritable and lead to various, even G-d forbid fatal arrythmias. Would avoid epinephr... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
2 months: B"sd a bit confusing, would need to know what your tests are showing. for patients with incomplete resolution of sx's on standard levothyroxine therap... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not necessarily, but: B"sd thats a very insightful question. Generaly, endocrinologist accept that the bone age determined from 1 hand /wrist x ray applies to the whole bo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
You need answers: B"sd There is no specific test for PCOS, "low normal" thyroid test can be anything from normal to hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. We endocrinologi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes and no: B"sd avapro - basically a kind of weak diuretic atenolol is associated with weight gain, higher blood sugar and decreased blood flow to limbs. Substi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Opposites: B"sd yes decreased or absent Breath Sounds with effusion, rales and rhonci with edema at least in the old days - However, I hardly auscultate these da... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Perimenopause: B"sd the main medical issue would be iron defiency anemia. Generaly this can be a problem at menarche (start up of menses) and as with you in peri-me... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension.... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Unfortunately yes: B"sd no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: B"sd yes, - some concern NSAID med like advil (ibuprofen) may result in higher levels of glipizide and lower blood sugar. Do not think this is too l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Probably are fine: B"sd you are probably fine. Menstrual cycles can be disturbed on occasion by situational circumstances, so an occasional missed period is quite normal... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Non-issues: B"sd Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the only aldosterone like agent available. To my knowledge, unlike corticosteroids it does not suppress the pituita... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Absolutely: B"sd you should get a pregnancy test - even if pregnant may take another week or so for the HCG to rise.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
In the darkness: B"sd I wrote just recently Despite endless studies the "correct" recommended level of vitamin D remains quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Please check it out: B"sd does not make sense at your age - or any age - sounds like something could be wrong - even an adrenaline producing tumor - pheochromocytoma. Yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Check thyroid: B"sd low thyroid (that is if not adequately treated) is a common cause of heavy bleeding. Need to make sure thyroid is taken care of. Of course need... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Good questions: B"sd the only way to get rid of a nodule is by surgery. Taking thyroid hormone was used in the past, but for true (not pseudo) nodules this probably ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
NO: B"sd your fasting blood sugar is borderline elevated. It is very important to now check the sugar after eating. Also the "3 month average" blood suga... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Cons win: B"sd the role of vitamin D supplementation is quite controversial and based on abundant research it seems to do little for just about everything to my... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
? Hashimotos: B"sd agree with your dr. perhaps radiologist command of english a little weak. Inhomogeneity is typical of thyroid inflammation - most commonly due ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
A bit: B"sd ldh -?lactate dehydrogenase enzyme level- is a non-specific test that comes from liver and muscle - ? liver enzymes, ?hx heavy exercise and poss... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Need more: B"sdCheck since presumably TSH level (most sensitive blood test for thyroid status) should be very high. Depending on your situation an endocrinologis... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
It fine: B"sd Absolutely, prolactin rises progressively throughout pregnancy into the many hundreds to prepare for successful lactation. In any case 34.5 is ju... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: B"sd some recollection yes - case reports from the literature: Treatment of giant hiatal hernia by laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass - 2015 2 cas... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Nothing good: B"sd Most likely you would become hypothyroid, which often causes symptoms including fatigue, cognitive decline (especially for math) and signs rangin... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Maybe inactive: B"sd per label: Vials of Humatrope (human growth hormone) and Diluent for Humatrope (human growth hormone) are stable when refrigerated at 2° to 8°C (... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
On which test?: B"sd adderall Generic ingredients: Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine. detection depends on test used: immunoassay (IA) screening test for the amphetamine... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
The opposite: B"sd that combination certainly needs to be looked into, imagine it already has. Fractures will not cause anemia, but a cause of pathological or oth... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 46 years experience
There's a lot to it: B"sd an endocrinologist is always interested in sandostatin a long acting brand orf octreotide: is an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pha... Read More

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Mar 6, 2016
very good Doctor , he has great expertise ,his answer are straight to the point and always there for you
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May 15, 2016
excellent doctor, very helpful and friendly
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My TSH 1/31 - 1.34/ take 125mcg daily. Lost 20 lbs. 5''8 /178lbs now. Last 3 lbs started feeling bad & hyper. Still determined to loose 15 more. I think my BMI is changi...Read More
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Thanks. I attended the A&E this afternoon and I was examined by a doctor. He evaluated my condition and told me I had a concussion. I will take paracetamol and rest and see my GP for further treatmen...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do have a nodule, but it hasn't grown in a year, so the doctor isn't worried about it now. Antibody level is not high, so no Hashimoto's. Thanks for your input.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

stanford university School of Medicine
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

2015 Top Docs Endocrinology - Detroit Hour
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Most Influential, Second Place, the Royal Oak Region - Spring
2017
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