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About Dr. Shapiro

Howard Shapiro, DO, is the founder and director of Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C., a private medical practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, specializing in weight loss, pain management, and lifelong 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.

He is the author of Dr. Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight Loss; Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper’s Guide; Picture Perfect Weight Loss 30-day Plan; Picture Perfect Weight Loss Cookbook; Picture Perfect Prescription: Take Eleven Days and Add Ten Years to Your Life; and most recently, Eat & Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss.

He has been featured in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, USA Today, and Vogue among others, and has been a frequent guest on numerous television and radio programs nationally, including “Oprah", “The Today Show", “Good Morning America", “The View", “CNN", “Fox Cable News", "World in Action" (London T.V.) and has served as Medical Advisor and appeared on “The Image Workshop" on the Lifetime Channel. 

At his practice in New York City, Dr. Shapiro uses a whole-body approach to back pain, neck pain, hypertension, headaches, and more. He integrates osteopathic medicine, medical marijuana, and multiple wellness resources to help patients achieve their health goals. He also offers telemedicine services for clients who cannot travel to the office.

To learn more about Dr. Shapiro’s cutting-edge, fully integrated medical practice, call Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. or book an appointment online today.

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Howard Shapiro, DO, is the founder and director of Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C., a private medical practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, specializing in weight loss, pain management, and lifelong 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.

He is the author of Dr. Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight Loss; Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper’s Guide; Picture Perfect Weight Loss 30-day Plan; Picture Perfect Weight Loss Cookbook; Picture Perfect Prescription: Take Eleven Days and Add Ten Years to Your Life; and most recently, Eat & Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss.

He has been featured in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, USA Today, and Vogue among others, and has been a frequent guest on numerous television and radio programs nationally, including “Oprah", “The Today Show", “Good Morning America", “The View", “CNN", “Fox Cable News", "World in Action" (London T.V.) and has served as Medical Advisor and appeared on “The Image Workshop" on the Lifetime Channel. 

At his practice in New York City, Dr. Shapiro uses a whole-body approach to back pain, neck pain, hypertension, headaches, and more. He integrates osteopathic medicine, medical marijuana, and multiple wellness resources to help patients achieve their health goals. He also offers telemedicine services for clients who cannot travel to the office.

To learn more about Dr. Shapiro’s cutting-edge, fully integrated medical practice, call Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. or book an appointment online today.


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An Integrated Cutting Edge Medical Practice

An osteopath who practices general medicine and understands the close interrelationships among all your body’s systems and the environment in which you live and work, Dr. Shapiro addresses all his patients' medical needs but is perhaps best known as the weight loss specialist who has helped some very well known celebrities lose weight with nutritional counseling and personalized diets—celebrities like New York’s Cardinal Dolan, Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey and numerous members of the New York City police and fire departments. Dr. Shapiro is the author of the legendary series of Picture Perfect Weight Loss books, published in thirteen countries, which have shown millions of readers a new way to make choices about eating. In the headquarters of his medical practice just off Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, Dr.Shapiro’s patients have access to an on-staff nutritionist, fitness trainer, and psychologist. Complementing these in-house practitioners are the many external health and wellness resources Dr. Shapiro routinely calls on—specialists from New York’s most important hospital centers and innovators of new products and technologies.

Medical Marijuana

Dr. Shapiro is certified to prescribe Medical Marijuana

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Your Body is an Integrated System

Back pain, overweight, stress, other medical conditions: they’re all related. You can’t cure them separately. Instead, you need to treat the whole you, and that means bringing to bear multiple health practices and multiple wellness resources. That is precisely how Dr. Howard Shapiro, with his specially trained staff, practices life long health and wellness.

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Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C.
14 E 60th St, Suite 700
Upper East Side of Manhattan

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-243-1733
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