Dr. Scott Shapiro

Integrative Medicine
Indian Trail, NC
37 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Scott's Restorative Health & Aesthetics

Indian Trail, NC

Address

6640 OLD MONROE RD STE G, SUITE G, Indian Trail, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7042829354

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

After practicing as a Board Certified OB/GYN for 18 years, I did further training in Preventive Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Realizing the importance of weight management in the prevention of many chronic diseases, I now focus on weight loss, age management and hormone therapy. Dr. Scott's Center for Weight, Hormone & Age Management in the Charlotte, NC area is a premier clinic serving clients from NC, SC, Virginia, Georgia and more! I come to south Charlotte wanting to improve the quality of people’s lives through physician-guided weight loss management and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Having experienced first-hand the effects of hormone imbalance, I am committed to listening to YOUR concerns with patience and understanding. I will strive to find exactly the right therapy that best addresses your unique health issues.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Integrative Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Functional Medicine

Hair Restoration

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

159 Answers
125 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
YES: I utilize pellet therapy which follows the basics of how the body works best. It combines a low dosage of key hormones w/ a delivery system (pellet im... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
perhaps: She needs to see her physician to have her hormone levels rechecked. You did not mention if her implants were synthetic or bioidentical and many fact... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
I've seen it help: I encourage my patients to seek different modalities of treatment to address this stealth bacteria. I've recommended acupuncture, infrared sauna ther... Read More
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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes - several days: High ketones can cause a false positive on an etg test. Ketones stay in your urine for several days.
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Check w/ur DR. 1st!: I haven't heard of propornanol. If you are referring to Propranolol (inderal) which is used to treat angina, high blood pressure & other heart cond... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Natural Hormone: An HCG shot contains a natural hormone that is typically produced in large quantities during pregnancy to ensure proper nutrients to the developing ba... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes and yes: All women produce ketones more easily during pregnancy. Ketones result when body fats are broken down for energy instead of sugar. So ketosis & diabet... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Use: Use locally harvest honey to help build immunity to local allergens.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Treatment IV fluids: Signs of a castor oil overdose include throat tightness, skin rash, nausea, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, diarrhea, and abdomi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dn... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on Rxs.: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Side effects: Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cance... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Some specifics...: Lean protein- skinless chicken, turkey, fish, egg whites. Favorable carbs-most vegetables (except corn, carrots), most fruits (except bananas, raisins... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
HCG: Hcg is a natural hormone that can be used as treatment for infertility in both men and women.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Incontinence...: You have incontinence. Assuming you aren't on any medications, the two most common causes are stress and urge incontinence. Stress-you have pelvic rel... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Which drugs?: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Weight Loss Buddy: A weight loss buddy is someone who will keep you accountable and try to lose weight together. I recommend trying to find someone local that you can me... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: When strength training, it's important not to do the same type of cardio all the time. Mix it up!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Doubt it: I have never heard of omega 3s causing high blood pressure. Fish oil seems to produce modest reductions in blood pressure in people with high bp. The ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Top reasons: If i had to rate in order, i would say: 1 to maintain a sense of independance. 2. Not having the stress of moving from familiar surroundings 3. Cost ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Think of it this way: Losing weight is about calorie intake (consuming food) being less than your calorie expenditure (resting metabolism, physical activity). So, let's say... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
A few things...: Red, tender, swollen around incision. Drainage that looks like pus or yellow in color. When in doubt, ask the doctor who put them in... Be sure you ha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Not in comparison..: Fruits do have calories, but in most cases, the calories you consume through fruit are really great for your body. When compared to vegetables in gene... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
It's ok: I couldn't find any interactions for those two medications.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Hormones: Hormones are in the endocrine glands, which include the adrenal glands, ovaries ; testes.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
can be beneficial: I am a big proponent of pellet therapy for hormone replacement. There are excellent pellet therapies not labeled "biote". Biote is a "brand" of t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Possible weight gain: While weight gain is an uncommon & temporary side effect to the pill, if you are one of those few women who put on lbs, talk to your dr. Who may sugge... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Having: Having an exercise buddy will keep you accountable and will allow you to help someone else.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Replenishment: Replenishment of hormones to optimal levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
< -2.5 requires tx: What is important is that a t-score < -2.5 is considered significant, and requires treatment.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Here's some ideas: If you want a permanent change, then you have to make a lifestyle change that you can adhere to. "a week in the zone", by dr. Barry sears, is a very h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Clopixol side effect: May cause drowsiness & blurred vision. Antipsychotic medicines can sometimes affect the ability of the body to control core body temperature. Antips... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Exercising: Exercising regularly can help reduces stress.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Side effects of zpak: Stomach upset, diarrhea/loose stools, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain may occur. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Weight Loss: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage h... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Rare but it can: Reported moderate reactions to influenza vaccine include fever, local reactions (pain, redness, swelling at the site of the injection), headache, fati... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
It Depends..: The quantity of calories needed for weight loss varies for each individual. Depending on your current height, weight and desired weight loss, it will... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
If 102 or over 3 day: Blood sugar levels can be very unpredictable when you're sick. Because you can't be sure how the illness will affect your blood sugar levels, it's imp... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
You COULD be....: Depending on what day of cycle you are in. The vomiting may or may not be related to the pregnancy. I would wait a few days and take a pregnancy t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Sometimes: Anytime you start taking a hormone, the possibility of dark spotting/discharge increases. If it does not resolve within a couple of months, you shoul... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it will : Yes it will. Hormones are released into the bloodstream and exert biochemical effects on receptor sites to regulate our body’s temperature, metabolis... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Progesterone: Because Progesterone can cause one to feel drowsy, most doctors prescribe it to be taken at bedtime.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Create a plan: Coming up with a long term strategy to maintain the loss is most important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure so first, maintain your a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Average weight..: The average weight for a 5'6" women is between 125-145 lbs. It also depends on body type and other factors, but that is the general average!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Explore new options: I would suggest differing your strategy. Adding another component such as a vitamin B12 injection helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy.... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufactur... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Maintain Hormones : As the body ages, the levels of hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
possibly: Amitiza (lubiprostone) has active ingredients of Lubiprostone commonly reported side effects of Amitiza (lubiprostone) include breathing difficulty, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Weight loss occurs by burning calories while you exercise... Think running or cycling... And it occurs by raising your metabolism... Think weight lift... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Integrative Medicine 37 years experience
420 - 500 mg/day: Consider reading "the omega-3 effect" by william and james sears. Excellent, short, easy to read book that goes into all of the benefits of omega-3's.... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 10, 2013
Dr Shapiro provides an excellent public service on Health Tap. The information he provides is accurate, interesting, pertinent and understandable. He clearly has superior knowledge in the field of bar...Read More
May 2, 2013
Dr. Shapiro's a great resource. He's an expert in a field many of my patients want to understand, so he's a resource for them but a big help for me too.
Nov 19, 2013
Caring, well read, highly trained, and gives time for the good of the people.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have pcos so I am going to ask my doc to put me on metformin..thank you so much for answering..
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Emory UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Charlotte, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Charlotte, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
North Carolina Medical Society
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