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Dr. Shawn Saunders

Pharmacology
Bridgewater, MA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bridgewater, MA

Address

152 Main St, Bridgewater, MA
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Pharmacology

Doctor of Pharmacy

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
It depends: Supplements are not well controlled - and can have multiple unstudied ingredients which makes it difficult to navigate and make decisions. I recommend... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
With a little info: If you intend to gain weight you need to eat more calories than you burn. The activity does not matter. Please let me know your height and weight - an... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Not Recommended: I do not recommend supplements for weight loss. It covers up the root cause of the issue. There is no easy way to be healthy. I would suggest 30 minut... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Vegetarian Too: You're in luck! I am a vegetarian also. If you wish to gain healthy weight - i would look into a vegetarian protein powder supplement. If you are wei... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Depends: Are you on a special diet? Or have any restrictions? Assuming there are no issues and you are not vegetarian - you may not need any supplements (othe... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Yes: It may improve with PC exercises - and will take some time - but don't lose hope. It may be due to excessive/quick masturbation. If so, try not to do ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Yes: Vitamin c has several benefits. Some are speculative - while others have strong clinical support (such as cold prevention). I would recommend 500-1000... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Vegetarian too: I am a vegetarian also. What were your levels? And did your physician provide any advice? Vitamin B12 is easy to supplement, but I am curious of the ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Exercise after ...: First off - assure you are drinking enough water as well as 15-30g of fiber each day. If that is not providing benefit - and/or you have a sudden cha... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Yes: You can take TYLENOL® without regard to meals.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Not a bad idea: I'm vegetarian - and supplement B12 and utilize supplements for protein and iron. To get to the point - supplementation is often "blind" when you don'... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
I'm vegetarian: I am a vegetarian - do I can offer both sides of the fence. "vegetarian" does not necessarily mean healthier, since dairy and/or eggs are still presen... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
The challenge: We all know how that feels ... I would suggest changing your routine and be sure to add weight training. If the weight won't leave - then it's time to... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Absolutely: 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day (at least 3 days a week) has more health benefits than most medication can provide.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Yes.: There are many potentially hazardous weight loss supplements that can disturb hormones. I personally advise avoiding all supplements - as they are a c... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Depends: Assuming you have no other medical issues, advil (ibuprofen) is relatively safe. However, if you have other conditions - please let me know for proper... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Depends : Fish oil is obviously sourced from fish - which can harbor toxins from our oceans (oxymetazoline). These may make their way into fish oil, unfiltered ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Like a sweater: The "sag" is due to loss of elasticity, particularly collagen and elastin. It is something we all face with significant weight loss ... But don't focu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Wait for Weight : Fortunately or unfortunately - weight loss cannot be directed to one part of our body. Embrace your figure - and do exercises to tone the all muscle g... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Biotin: There are several products in the market designed for hair, skin and nails. Most focus on a balance if biotin, lutein and amino acids.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Not well studied: This spice/supplement is not well studied but has many speculated benefits. It is a common ingredient within families/cultures - but we cannot be cert... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Don't watch scale: This is a common issue. You will probably not see a change in the scale if you are toning and doing variety of exercises. Your body is building musc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Well ...: It highly depends on several factors such as your height, age and activity level. In general, try to cut 500 calories out of your diet (below your re... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Possibly so : There is decent evidence to support the use of probiotics for overall GI health. Which probiotic are you currently using, and have you experienced any... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
No: If omega-3's are the goal - then consider that fish obtain their omega-3's from algae which is stored in their fat cells = fish oil ... But consider a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Exercise: The best answer is exercise. While most obesity is due to poor diet ... It is truly exercise that will strengthen our mind to make better choices.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Get Active: It is 80% diet and 20% activity. Exercise at least 3-4 days a week and remove all processed food from your diet. Critique every food decision - and as... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Tips: I know how difficult weight loss can be. I have lost over 100 lbs. It's tough ... But do not feel uncomfortable for having a snack. Focus on what you ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Suggestion : This is often due to frequent and quick masturbation. To resolve, it will take time to "reprogram" your body. For home remedies, i suggest buying hele... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Nerve Pain: If it is indeed nerve pain, it will be difficult to control with otc medication. I would suggest a physician assessment to address your pain appropria... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Food diary: Assuming you are being managed by a physician for Lansoprazole - start a food and symptom diary. This is a great tool to determine which foods may be ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Advice: It is important to lose weight slowly for your health. A loss of 1-2 lbs a week is healthy. To start, please let me know your height and weight and ho... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Not Necessarily : I am not aware of any studies confirming any benefit ... I certainly haven't seen any prescriptions for this regimen. =).
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Slowly but surely : I have lost about 100 lbs and i know how hard this is. Hang in there - and keep focused. Do not focus on your failures - but focus on your successes... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Facewash: If you are not already, wash your face with a sensitive face wash (non-soap) at least twice a day. This will help prevent additional issues.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Pressure : You may simply be sensitive to the change in pressure, which would not benefit from medicine. Have you tried earplugs during take off and landing?
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Choice of foods : Assuming you are otherwise healthy - keep a food and symptom diary. Log when you have symptoms and try to connect it to foods. Most common are spicy f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
N/A: There is no particular exercise to target one area of fat stores. It just happens that, for some, it is one if the last areas to deplete. Try adding s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
It does : A doctor acts as your guardrails - often times people don't make changes until their health starts to deteriorate. Don't be that person. Your doctors ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Saunders is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saunders is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And my plans are weight lifting..and also please what to include and what not to include in my diet
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See I contacted a naturopathy doc...for 3 months but due to no change...I left it ....so....which 3 stages whuld u suggest me?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I ve been running 12 kilometres a day at times and never had such problems

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Springfield, MA - Winter
2013
Top Pharmacologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
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