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Dr. Michael Shapiro

Cardiology
Portland, OR
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, null, Portland, OR
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

United healthcare

Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Portland, OR

Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Portland, OR

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Specialties
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Cardiology

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Cardiology 22 years experience
High cholesterol: You may have a condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia. This is more likely if you have family members who have had heart disease at an early age. You should talk to your provider about ways to lower your LDL cholesterol to prevent heart problems in the future.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Cardiology 22 years experience
It can be treated: You are correct, the diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure is too high. However, we do not make a diagnosis of high blood pressure with just 1 reading. If it remains elevated (above 90) on future readings than there are a number of lifestyle modifications you can make such as more aerobic exercise, optimal diet with low salt, and weight loss. If that doesn't work you may need medication.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: You do not need to be a vegetarian to follow a heart healthy diet. That being said, you definitely want to incorporate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your nutritional plan. While you may can have some lean meats, non-fat dairy, you will want to minimize saturated and trans fats and emphasize mono and polyunsaturated fats. You will also wants to eat lots of whole grains and some nuts.

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Excellent Lipidologist ! Should be a referral choice for complex and difficult to manage lipid cases. Give Dr. Shapiro my highest recommendation!
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Outstanding physician who always advocates for the patient's best interest.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He is tireless in his pursuit of excellent clinical care.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Beth Israel Medical Center

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine
W. Proctor Harvey, M.D. Young Teacher Award, American College of Cardiology
Emerging Faculty Award, American College of Cardiology

Affiliations

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
American College of Cardiology
National Lipid Association
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