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Dr. Scott Shapiro

Anti-Aging Medicine
Indian Trail, NC
35 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Scott's Weight Loss & Health

Indian Trail, NC

Address

6640-G Old Monroe Rd., Indian Trail, NC, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

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.

Anti-Aging Medicine

Bariatrics

Clinical Lipidology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

200 Answers
153 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Possible but doubtfu: Your body is probably still adjusting to the hormones. If you are worried about pregnancy, wait a few days, take a pg test and talk to your physicia... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Warm sitz baths sometimes provide relief with this condition. Hope you are feeling better soon!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Many different ways: Walking, hiking or swimming are just a few different ways.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes : In most cases, antibiotics do disturb hormone levels. Most antibiotics are metabolized in the liver and their presence can affect the rate of metaboli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
110lbs: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for eve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
What about timing? : When did it come? If it arrived a bit earlier, is lighter flow than normal, and has more of a brown color than red, you may be experiencing implantati... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Not on protocol: if you abruptly stop the injections & don't follow the protocol for the maintenance phase, you WILL gain the weight back. The 3 weeks following ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
It may ...see below: Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause for crawling sensation of bugs on skin. It happens when the peripheral nerves are damaged due to reasons such ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Lack Nutrients: Balances diets need to contain lean protein with low glycemic carbs and a bit of monounsat. Fat (olive oil, etc). Without this balance, your body will... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
No..: Cough drops are not a healthy way to suppress your appetite. To manage your appetite in a healthy way, check out this list of the top 10 natural appe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the hormone you were placed on, it can sometimes cause break through bleeding. It usually subsides but it could be you need an adjustme... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
It is probably.....: Probably what is going on is your body is adjusting to the added hormones. It will take a few months but it should straighten out. As always, if you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes, it can help.: Cutting out sugar and starch can help weight loss. The reason is that carbohydrates cause weight gain because eating carbohydrates leads to the releas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
150lbs : For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for eve... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
GREAT. Changed lives: T enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Pellet therapy follows the basics of how the body works be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Average weight is..: Between about 125-145 lbs. It also depends on body type and other factors. But that is the general average.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Weather changes can!: Migraines are notorious for being triggered by changes in bariatric pressure. This can also trigger joint pain in some. It is sometimes helpful to k... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Try this: Try an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) along with a hydro cortisone cream used topically. If it doesn't get better, you should see y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
A combination is key: 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes : Yes it does. Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Not that I trust: The Lymerix vaccine was such a FAILURE. It gave thousands of people Lyme, that caused irreparable damage. There are new species of borrelia that a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: There are too many to list here, but I recommend a combination Stephen Buhner, Cowden Protocol and Dr. Richard Horowitz's Protocol for treating Lyme
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Negative Effects : Progesterone can help prevent estrogen from becoming harmful to our health among other protective factors. As a natural balancer, Progesterone helps ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effect: Nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlarg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Ounce of prevention!: Preventive medicine or preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating...Under the aff... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
When Intended..: Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake. If you are trying to come up with a weight loss plan, consult an expert ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Diet and headaches: You may want to check your balance of protein/carb intake. If the carbohydrate restriction is extreme and prolonged, the brain eventually will run on ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Should B OK: In general, i don't think 2 tbls of coconut oil will make you gain weight. Coconut oil is a good fat that tends to be burned for energy more than st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Just the opposite: Just the opposite... By losing weight you can improve the symptoms of pcos, not because obesity causes pcos, but because when you lose weight you'll l... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Not a diet pill: A new study shows 2 drugs approved to treat type 2 diabetes may also aid weight loss in overweight people with or without diabetes, the drugs Byett... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
YES: T enhances the quality of life for both men ; women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Pellet therapy follows the basics of how the body works best... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Consult dr. 1st!: Most experience has shown a tendancy for abuse of amonia inhalants . It's the treatment of choice for fainting prevention & treatment. It produce... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Another Tip: Moderate activity will maintain health. Walk 30+ minutes a day to stay active ; lift light weights!
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Caution...: You will lose weight on 500 calories per day. The problem is gaining weight back once the protocol is over. You will still have to learn healthy eatin... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Have them fix it: Very simple. Go back to the person who did the procedure and tell them your issue. If it is related to the procedure they should fix it at no charge. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
No: If you look at your pill pack, you have three weeks of active pills and one week of inactive pills. That is when your period should occur. You start t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Might make sense...: If may be that you feel relaxed and at ease when he's using condoms- so you have regular periods. Maybe when he stops using them it stresses you out, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
With chronic use...: With chronic use, the terminal elimination half-life of the active metabolite of valium (diazepam) can be up to 100 hours. It takes five half-lives fo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
No: I can't find anything linking molasses to being a natural appetite suppressant. Here's a link to the top 10 natural appetite suppresants: http://fail... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Great site: This is a great site for many of their recipes. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/recipeindex good luck on your journey to become... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Taking: Taking Progesterone can cause one to feel drowsy. Take it near bedtime to prevent lack of energy!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Sleep paralysis: A frightening form of paralysis that occurs when a person suddenly finds himself or herself unable to move for a few minutes, most often upon falling ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
No: It is over the counter and a prescription is not required. However, you should speak with your health care provider before taking if : stomach or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: If you are referring to hemifacial microsomia - yes. It's a condition in which the lower half of one side of the face is underdeveloped and does not... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
YES: Some men on pellet therapy do convert a certain amount of testosterone to estrogen. Other meds can be given to help it not to convert. The benefits... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Dioxin exposure: The epa has set its threshold for safe dioxin exposure at a toxicity equivalence (teq) of 0.7 picograms per kg of body weight per day. Anything above... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
If: If you are starting a drastic low calorie diet, be sure to consult a doctor to ensure health safety!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Possible but...: Any time you have irregular bleeding, you should do a pregnancy test. Having said that, what you did yesterday won't show up today. It would be positi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Could be pregnant: It depends on when you ovulate during your cycle- it takes about 7-10 days after you are impregnated for a conceptus to implant in the uterus and then... Read More

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Many rumours that I heard about this issue. Now I feel more comfortable.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ive been looking for a recommendation on where to get tested. Thanks

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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