Latest by Neil Gonter, M.D.

Ask the Expert: Fosamax vs. Forteo

Patient Question: Hello. I’ve been on Fosamax for 6 years and as of now, my deviations are as bad as they were when I first started; any gains were obliterated after menopause. I’m way into the high fracture risk in all 3 sites. eg -3.6 for back, etc...

Fosamax Study: Can I Stop Taking My Osteoporosis Medication?

Pay close attention to the risks versus benefits of stopping or switching osteoporosis medications.

Forteo: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Even though Forteo has been on the market for four years already, it is one of the newest medications approved by the FDA to treat osteoporosis. It is therefore understandable that patients are still seeking reassurance that the drug is safe and effe...

Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

Reader Question: I have a family member that was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Is it hereditary? There are definitely hereditary factors involved in this disease. There are a variety of reasons that family members can be affected by osteoporosis. This ...