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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Howard M. Shapiro is founder and director of Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, a private multidisciplinary medical office in New York City specializing in general medicine, weight control and life long wellness.
Best-selling author of the Picture Perfect Weight Loss series, Dr. Shapiro broke the mold for weight loss with his Visual Food Comparisons and FAT (Food Awareness Training) program. Dr. Shapiro gained international acclaim for his breakthrough, comprehensive weight control method that looks at the ‘whole person.’ His practice includes psychological services to treat various stress-related disorders, nutrition management, dietary counseling, exercise and general medicine.
Dr. Shapiro holds the distinction of helping New York’s Bravest and Finest lose a total of 2,544 pounds. One Hundred twenty-nine policemen and firemen lost between 19 to 43 pounds during a ten-week period using Dr. Shapiro’s program. For this effort, the day before 9/11, he was appointed Honorary Medical Officer of the New York Fire Department. As a member of the Honor Legion of the Police Department he also received the Presidential Award.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Shapiro is incredible. He takes the time to get to know you and he took the time to ensure that I was fully informed of all medical procedure before he did anything. He also went out of his way to help me fully understand everything in detail.
He was very thorough, took his time to make sure I got a complete physical. I also like how he did the whole physical himself. Every part. I will see him again next year.
My visit to Dr. Shapiro was excellent from the moment I entered his office. His office was plush, organized, and calm. His staff was courteous, patient and polite. I wasn't rushed or anything like those revolving door facilities. Dr. Shapiro was extremely concerned with knowing my past medical history in order to understand my current concerns. I was very pleased with his performance not to mention he's a well know author of weight loss books as well. Kudos Dr. Shapiro. Thank you for a delightful experience.
Very knowledgeable and thorough.
Straightforward, funny, attentive; a pleasure to see.
I was very impressed with him. He is a great person. I look forward to a very healthy relationship with him. Keep up the good work.
He is wonderful. He absolutely knows his stuff! I was very impressed with the time that he took to talk to me and really explained what was going on. Highly recommend!
I found Dr. Shapiro on Zocdoc on very short notice (same day), and for such a 'cold call' visit, I found that he was fabulous. He was clearly completely qualified, but also attentive, interested, and reassuring ... as any new patient might hope a doctor would be. I feel happy and confident about continuing to consult this doctor.
Dr. Shapiro has not been consumed by the pressures being a doctor in modern days. He has been around the block and is well educated, well published, and I think brings his diverse background to patients in a consumable and friendly way. He is willing to spend time to get to know you and is thourough in his examinations and care. This is an old-school practice focusing on health first.