Neil Gonter, M.D., Health Professional

Dr. Neil Gonter is a rheumatologist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hackensack University Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Osteoporosis.

Is Miacalcin Nasal Spray Good Enough for Me?

Reader Question: I have been treating my osteoporosis for the past few years with medications. Recently I developed intolerance to all oral medications. I am scared to get IV medications and would like to go on Miacalcin nasal spray. Is this good eno...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

Fosamax and Atrial Fibrillation Concerns

Reader’s Question: I was diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor advised me to start taking Fosamax. My mother has atrial fibrillation. I was recently heard that this might be problem. Should I take this? It is important to know what atrial fibrillation ...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

FRAX for Fracture Risk and Choosing Treatments for Osteopenia

Reader’s Question:** I am 56 years old and was recently diagnosed with osteopenia of my hip with a T score of -1.7. My spine was normal. My doctor recommended treatment with medication. Should I start this?** In the past, the answer to this questions ...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

Generic Osteoporosis Medication: Fosamax

Reader’s Question: I have been told that Fosamax is coming out in generic form. I have been taking a brand name osteoporosis drug (in the same drug class) for numerous years with good results. Should I switch? The first thing one must understand is w...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

Calcium Supplements

Reader’s Question:** I am often confused about which calcium to take. There are so many of them out there. Which one is best? Does it matter if I buy the cheap generic one? How much should I take? I get side effects, what should I do?** Dr. Gonter’s ...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

Reclast (Zoledronic Acid) vs. Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel

There is exciting news in the field of osteoporosis. A new medication was FDA approved last month. Is this medication right for you? A novel approach for the treatment of osteoporosis has just been approved by the FDA. It is called Reclast (ledronic ...
Neil Gonter, M.D.

DEXA and Bone Density Tests vs. Bone Density Scans

What is a Bone Density Test? How does the doctor choose where to scan you (wrist, ankle, hip)? What is the difference between this and a bone scan? What is a Bone Density Test? A bone density test is an examination by either special x-rays or ultraso...
Neil Gonter, M.D.