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Osteopathic Medicine Specialist

Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C.

Howard Shapiro, DO

A Private Medical Practice & Osteopathic Physician located in Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, NY

If you’re seeking a natural way to reduce your current pain level or your risk of chronic diseases, turn to Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C., located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Howard Shapiro, DO, and his team offer osteopathic medicine, or holistic treatments, whenever possible to restore your health naturally. If you have an illness, injury, or chronic disease, call the office directly or book an appointment online today.

Osteopathic Medicine Q & A

What is osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, chronic diseases, and chronic pain. Dr. Shapiro focuses on holistic treatments vs. traditional Western medicine when possible. He can treat a variety of health problems naturally.

What are the benefits of osteopathic medicine?

Some of the main benefits associated with osteopathic medicine at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. include:

  • A reduced need for medications
  • Fewer negative side effects
  • Pain relief
  • A healthier lifestyle
  • Improved health and wellness
  • A better quality of life

Osteopathic medicine is an excellent option for health-conscious patients who would like to avoid taking medications and undergoing invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Shapiro can prescribe medicines when necessary.

What happens during osteopathic medicine appointments?

When you arrive at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. for an appointment, friendly staff members greet you. The team checks your pulse, blood pressure, weight, temperature, and other vital signs.

Dr. Shapiro reviews your medical history and asks about symptoms you may have. He might recommend you undergo tissue swabs, urine tests, allergy or asthma testing, heart function tests, blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

What are my osteopathic medicine treatment options?

Osteopathic medicine at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. includes the following treatments:

Osteopathic manipulation

During osteopathic manipulation, Dr. Shapiro applies pressure to targeted tissues to alleviate stress and tension, reduce chronic pain, and stimulate healing.

Health education

Making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of disease, help you lose weight, and improve your energy and overall health. Dr. Shapiro offers health education in nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, and much more.

Medical weight loss

If you struggle with weight loss, Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. offers a medical weight loss program to help you safely and effectively drop excess weight.

Medical marijuana

Dr. Shapiro might recommend you use medical marijuana to reduce unpleasant symptoms of an illness, injury, disease, or chronic pain.


Massage is an osteopathic treatment that can enhance healing and reduce stress, tension, and chronic discomfort.

If you prefer natural, holistic treatments over traditional Western medicine, consider osteopathic medicine at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.