Dr. Shapiro is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has extensive experience in clinical and academic surgery. He brings the advantages of his education at Williams College, Tufts Medical School and residency at Yale in his practice with medical marijuana use. His goal is to give compassionate, professional and skilled care to his patients.
With extensive experience and my academic background and years in private practice as well, I believe that I bring a sense of perspective to my practice. Academics have been a beacon in my various career decisions .Where I am now is a product of where I have been, and I have extensive experience with with clinical patient care. For nearly 40 years, I have devoted myself to the practice and teaching medicine and surgery, and I feel every experience along the way has been important. I will now devote my efforts to advising so many patients in need about whether medical marijuana my be of help to them. Here are some highlights of the places I have been throughout my career.
The internet has made a huge change in the way physicians practice. When I first began to practice, patient referrals came as word of mouth from the community and colleagues recommendations from the same area. It was the legendary hanging up your shingle.
Now the shingle is the internet and web pages that have a global reach. I regularly see patients not only from the towns in Tampa Bay, including Clearwater, Tarpon Brings, New Port Richy and all of Pasco county and Hudson, but across the water including Tampa, Brandon, Bradenton and Sarasota, and even further south; Venice, Cape Corral and Ft Meyers. Many come from Orlando and Winter Park and the East Coast, including the Daytona area and Ft Pierce. I am now in the habit of asking how far did the patient have to drive to get to the office.