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Dr. Howard Shapiro

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
West Bloomfievld, MI
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Howard S Shapiro, MD

West Bloomfievld, MI

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West Bloomfievld, MI
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2487327470

Howard S Shapiro, MD

Scottsdale, AZ

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Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

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.

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

644 Answers
141 Agrees
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Worth a checkup: While your testicles are probably both normal, sometimes, men have a cyst in the scrotum or a tangle of veins called a varicocele. These may feel lik... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Be patient: How much you will continue to grow depends on genetics (how tall your parents are) and whether the growth plates in your bones have matured. Many peo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Treat it logically: Put ice on it for about 20 minutes; do that every hour during the day today. If it still bothers you tomorrow, use warm compresses. If the pain incr... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See your physician: If the veins are swollen and visible only on the left arm, there may be blockage of the veins in that arm. You should get that evaluated promptly
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Needs to see MD: He needs to see his physician very soon. His symptoms may reflect some very worrisome vascular problems and he needs to be seen promptly.
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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Need expert program: This is a chronic disease with a number of complications. He support from pediatrics, dermatology, nutritionists and a host of support services, usual... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Different problems: Blood pressure may be high, low or normal. Diabetes is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. High blood pressure would also be a risk factor.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Check with doctor: Some people respond to a dose of 100 mg of gabapentin. Others need up to 600 mg per dose. Some do not respond at all. Don't change your dose withou... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
More information: The 14% plasma cells is a worrisome feature. You will need some more sophisticated tests to know whether or not you have myeloma or a related problem... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Progressive disease: Patients with PCK disease often have cysts in the liver and pancreas. Sometimes, those cysts will bleed and cause pain; otherwise they are benign. P... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See doctor today: You may have an infection either of the ear canal or of the middle ear. See your physician today. The problem should be readily solvable and the pai... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No and yes: Antacids will block iron absorption, so it is likely that almond milk will do so as well. I can find no information suggesting that green tea would d... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See endocrinologist: What you are describing is called primary hypogonadism. First, the cause must be identified. Then, depending on that cause, the outlook and the prop... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not likely: Go back to the dentist. He may need to scrape one of the lesions to find out what they are.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
OSTEOARTHRITIS: Children who have hip dysplasia commonly develop osteoarthritis in the hips at an early age. This needs to be treated with medicine and/or with physi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
A new perspective: An evaluation from a different perspective might help provide the answer. An evaluation by either a physiatrist or by an orthopedist (one who deals p... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
OTC medicine first: Take an over the counter medicine that inhibits gastric secretions, like Prilosec. If the pain doesn't subside, see your physician.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Tweezers, antibiotic: Use a tweezers to remove the ticks. Call your physician. A course of antibiotics is indicated. To prevent tick bites, use protective clothing and s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Bites don't spread: Bug bites can't spread after scratching, but if the bug deposits an irritant on your skin, you can spread that. Calamine lotion or an antihistamine l... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Esophagus: You are describing pain in the upper esophagus or posterior pharynx (the far back part of the throat). If something is stuck there, try to swallow a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Fluid in middle ear: You are describing a blockage in your left Eustachian tube, which connects your middle ear to your upper nasal passage. Sometimes, you can relieve it... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Time to see doctor: Allergies, bacterial infections other than streptococal, viral infections can present that way. You need to see your physician to diagnose and treat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
New running shoes: It sounds like you need shoes with better support for running. Stop running until the symptoms go away. Then head for a shoe store
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Get it checked: If you are being treated for acne with an antibiotic, you are seeing a physician regularly (at least I hope so). Have him or her look at it. Heat won... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See physician: You may have a problem othar than GERD. Peptic ulcer disease is common in men your age. You may not need a repeat gastroscopy, but you need to see y... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Back to the doctor: A persistent post nasal drip may represent allergies that can coexist with a cold. It is also possible that you have an infection in your tonsils tha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes, if it persists: The most common cause is an infection or a blockage in a gland (hidradenitis). This can be caused or aggravated by shaving the area. If it persists ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
May need podiatrist: For the candidiasis , a single vaginal suppository of Monistat1 (no prescription) or a single tablet of diflucan (fluconazole) (needs prescription) wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Wait till it's done: You would like to make sure that the antibiotic does its job. Wait until it's finished, then have a drink
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes they do: Demodex mites live in sebaceous glands and are associated with oily skin. They can be treated with an antibiotic but may recur. Other treatments for... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Probably not: I can't find any reports showing that tests for narcotics could be positive taking dextromorphan in low doses, but if a test was extremely sensitive, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
It should be correct: The tests are generally reliable within 12 days after ovulation. If the date of ovulation is correct, the test taken yesterday should be correct.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Unsure but effective: None of the studies that I reviewed provided the time of onset of action of bacterial lysate treatment. All of the studies that I reviewed analyzed t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See gynecologist: It may reflect an abnormal position of her uterus pressing against the bladder; it may be due to coital irritation of her urethra. Have her see her g... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
It's not too much: The recommended dose is generally up to 5000 mcg, but 10,000 shouldn't be a problem. Remember, not everyone responds to Biotin. If that fails after ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See ENT physician: Those symptoms can reflect blockage in a salivary gland; less likely is a local infection. It needs to be looked at for proper treatment
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See below: That is a normal value of DHEA. If it is associated with hypertension and elevations of other adrenal steroids, then additional evaluation may be nec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Proabably not: Gestofit is a medicine containing progesterone. It is useful for pregnancy when it has been produced by in vitro fertilization or if you have a histo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See ENT specialist: `The solution may be "stuck" in your ear canal, possibly behind wax. If so, an ENT specialist has the tools to easily remove it. Don't try to try to... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See dermatologist : while the problem may only be cosmetic be sure and see a dermatologist who can excise it and obtain a pathology report
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
First things first!: First, get an OTC pregnancy test from your pharmacy and check it. If it is negative, then see your gynecologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See rheumatologist : At your age it is uncommon and warrants a sophisticated evaluation. Ask your physician for a referral to a rheumatologist for an evaluation
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Go to ER or urgentRx: You need to go to an emergency room or urgent care center this am. In addition to being examined you will need some blood tests and possibly X-rays to... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Possible parasites: tiny worms and other parasites are a hazard from swimming and should be checked out. See your physician who can have a stool sample checked by a lab f... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
May be low K+: A low potassium level can do this. Try bananas or Gatorade.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Local infec: You are describing a pimple (furuncle). This is a local bacterial infection. Get an OTC antibiotic ointment-like Bacitracin and apply it twice daily. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Generally safe: It is safe in amounts in food. There is no information available as to side effects of drinking larger amounts. There is also no information as to i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Check for pregnancy: Obtain a pregnancy test from your pharmacist. That is the most likely cause. If you are not pregnant, then you need to discuss the possible problems... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See below: Unless he has a cut on his penis, he is safe. Hopefully, if you have a strep throat, you are on an antibiotic for it.
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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See physician: Your friend needs to see a physician for an evaluation. He/she may have thyroid problems, narcolepsy side effects from medicines as well as other cau... Read More
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Aug 28, 2014
Dr. Shapiro is a role model for us all! Smart, respectful, and supportive. Cloning him would be a benefit to mankind!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Was on 8 mg lorazapam ,9 years ,and the doctor took me off in 3 weeks,the one who gave it to me ,a neurologist ,he says its me as i am off it a year+
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am already taking canesten(3 days)and probiotics. I wondered whether the spot on my nail is connected to it. I will have it checked, thank you! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really appreciate your professionalism, expertise and honesty with the mannor in which you answered this questioned.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
MD

Residency

Boston City Hospital
Completed 1961

Residency

DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL & UNIV HEALTH CENTER
Completed 1963

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society of Nephrology
American College of Physicians
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