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Weight Loss 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

Being overweight or obese can take a toll on your health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. At Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C., located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, Howard Shapiro, DO, and his team offer medical weight loss to help you reach and maintain your goal weight for life. Schedule a weight loss consultation by phone or online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. includes a medically supervised weight loss program that increases your chance of reaching your goal weight. Dr. Shapiro and his team monitor your health parameters during weight loss and give you the tools needed to achieve success. 

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Some of the many benefits you can experience with medical weight loss at Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C. include:

  • Safe, effective approach
  • A lower risk of disease
  • Chronic disease management
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol and triglycerides
  • More self-confidence
  • Increased energy levels
  • A younger-looking appearance

Dr. Shapiro makes weight loss simple. He offers the tools you need to better control appetite and keep your metabolism high.

What happens during weight loss appointments?

When you meet with Dr. Shapiro for a medical weight loss appointment, he and his team weigh you and check your vital signs. He completes a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and discusses your usual dietary intake. Dr. Shapiro also offers telehealth visits.

He might recommend you undergo a blood test to check for diabetes, high cholesterol, nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalance, and other conditions that can drain energy or increase your risk of medical problems.

Dr. Shapiro develops a personalized weight loss program that may include the following:

  • Healthy meal plans
  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Dietary supplements
  • Meal replacement shakes
  • Hormone therapy
  • Appetite suppressing medications
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Chronic disease management

He develops a weight loss program that aligns with your lifestyle, health, and preferences. Dr. Shapiro follows up with you periodically to ensure your weight loss plan works effectively. He can make adjustments to your program as needed.

How much weight can I lose?

With medical weight loss, you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds weekly — up to 5 pounds per week in some cases. Dr. Shapiro helps you reach and maintain your goal weight, regardless of how much weight you’d like to lose.

Don’t give up on weight loss if you’re overweight or obese. Schedule a weight loss consultation with Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C., by phone or online today.