Dr. Madelein C Shafferman ND
Dr. Madelein Shafferman is a naturopathic physician. Dr. Shafferman specializes in proactive prevention and treatment. Dr. Shafferman combines holistic healing methods with traditional solutions to medical disorders. Providing both individual and family care, the most common ailments treated are digestive issues, chronic pain, obesity, heart disease, hormone imbalance, menopausal symptoms, autoimmune diseases and fatigue. Naturopathic Physicians place a strong emphasis on natural remedies that add to the broad spectrum of remedies available.
Education and Training
SCNM NMD 2018
Dr. Madelein C Shafferman ND's Expert Contributions
There are many degrees of severity for lordosis so depending upon severity surgery may be a good option. READ MORE
According to the CDC, type 2 diabetes falls in the high risk category. READ MORE
The body will often respond by releasing cortisol and waking you up since the body will be under stress with too low of blood sugar. If you find you are waking in the middle of the night you can always try to eat a snack (protein or fat based) before bed to help you get through the night without low blood sugar. If you are a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic and you find this problem recurrently, talk to your doctor. READ MORE
The first aid for hypoglycemia would be glucose. Ideally something that is readily available such as a sugary drink. READ MORE
Tinnitus is difficult to treat but sometimes acupuncture can be very helpful! Find an acupuncturist in your area and give it a try. READ MORE
This depends on the severity of anemia and type of anemia. It's important to find the cause to your anemia. READ MORE
People with Type 2 diabetes can eat whole grain pasta but there are better options out there to maintain better blood sugar control such as forms of protein pasta or alternative pastas such as veggie-based noodles or spaghetti squash. READ MORE
It's important to find the cause and treat the cause to stop the pain. Reach out to a doctor to find the cause if you have not already. READ MORE
Many lung diseases can cause shortness of breath. You can have shortness of breath with COPD, pneumonia, allergies, lung cancer, anxiety, anemia, asthma, heart conditions, embolism, inhalation injuries, etc. READ MORE
The best practice is to practice social distancing and stay at home. Especially those who fall into high risk categories including patients 60 years and older, patients that are immunocompromised or those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. READ MORE
Some dermatologists will remove lipomas depending on location and size the lipoma. Other doctors such as general surgeons will remove lipomas and some primary care physicians will also remove lipomas depending on location and size. READ MORE
If you have gastritis you should AVOID spicy or acidic foods. You should eat foods that are easy to digest and consider foods and teas that are soothing to the mucosa such as slippery elm gruel or slippery elm tea. READ MORE
You may have an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or Grave's disease. You may have a goiter. You may have nodules that are over-producing or it could be another problem. Please see a doctor in office. READ MORE
To maintain best blood sugar regulation, diabetics should avoid brown sugar. READ MORE
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Patient Experience with Dr. Shafferman
Dr. Shafferman provided acupuncture and cupping for my chronic lower back pain. Dr. Shafferman was informative and kinesio taped my back to help the muscles further relax. Left feeling 10x better. Would highly recommend.
Get to know Naturopathic Physician Dr. Madelein C. Shafferman, who serves patients in Chandler, Arizona.
Dr. Shafferman, a naturopathic physician, is dedicated to treating the whole person and not just their symptoms. She treats both acute and chronic illness, providing expert care for both women and men from children through adulthood and geriatrics. She was selected and completed a highly competitive residency program in family medicine through the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine through their integrative medicine clinic and rotations with expert outreach programs and satellite clinics serving children to geriatrics.
At her private practice in Chandler, Arizona, she is passionate about working with each patient on an individual basis in order to provide them with the best care possible. She believes it is vital to educate patients and their families for future generations to improve their health and empower them to take an active role in their healthcare.
“I look forward to hearing about your health journey so together we can identify and treat the cause of your ailment. I want to serve as both your doctor and a resource to answer your questions. Knowing you as an individual will provide me with the information needed to help create a plan tailored to you and your needs so your body can do the rest.” as stated by the doctor.
A member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Shafferman also sees patients at Arizona Natural Medicine in Chandler. She specializes in acupuncture, community medicine, endocrinology, women’s health, IV nutrient therapy, digestive disorders, mood disorders, and pain management. Additionally, she is trained in treating patients with SIBO and other digestive complaints, MTHFR mutations, bioidentical hormone replacement, Hashimoto’s disease along with other autoimmune diseases. She is also certified in platelet-rich plasma therapy and Micropen treatment.
The path that led Dr. Shafferman to becoming a naturopathic physician began while she was pursuing her undergraduate degrees and she became ill. She saw 13 different doctors over a 6-month period. None could provide her with any answers to explain her symptoms. Finally, she went to an integrative doctor who changed her entire world. He had her feeling better within a few short weeks and she was able to resume her studies.
Then and there, she knew that she had to find something else because going into a standard medical school was not enough for her. Luckily, she found naturopathic medicine and earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona.
The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathic physicians diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illnesses to restore and establish optimal health.
When she is not delving deep into her patient’s history to find the root cause of symptoms, Dr. Shafferman spends her free time exploring the depths of nature. She loves hiking, camping, rock climbing, and finding small-town treasures across the country.
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