We Are Diabetes National Provider Network: Daphna Shiffeldrim MD, MPH Serving New York, NY.

March 24, 2017

Daphna Shiffeldrim MD, MPH is a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist working in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In addition to treating general psychiatric disorders, Daphna specializes in treating children with chronic medical conditions; particularly type 1 diabetes, as she is a type one diabetic herself. Daphna was diagnosed with T1D at age six years. Living with a life long chronic medical condition has helped her gain a deep understanding of the intimate connection between the mind and body, and the power of one to influence the other. 

Daphna’s individualized multifaceted approach to treatment includes a combination of psychopharmacology, various psychotherapy techniques, extensive work with and support for parents, coordination with schools and other treating physicians, as well as lifestyle modifications (relaxation techniques, sleep, nutrition, and exercise). She strongly believes that optimizing one’s physical health requires optimum mental health and vice versa. We couldn't agree more!

Daphna has a bachelor's degree in computational biology from Cornell University and attended medical school at the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel. Following completion of her medical studies she received a master's degree in public health from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with focus on health promotion and disease prevention, particularly in the area of type 1 diabetes. Daphna completed both adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (formerly North Shore- LIJ). Additionally, she has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a model that can be used for children who have suffered medical trauma and those with chronic illness. In every stage of her training, Daphna has sought to deepen her understanding of the mind-body connection, and to develop skills to help children maintain a balance between the two.

Dr. Daphna Shiffeldrim has a private practice located in New York, NY. Call 929-249-1580 to make an appointment.

comments powered by Disqus

Recent Articles

March 24, 2017

We Are Diabetes National Provider Network: Daphna Shiffeldrim MD, MPH Serving New York, NY.

February 26, 2017

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Is Here!

February 05, 2017

It's Finally Here! Prevention And Recovery From Eating Disorders In Type 1 Diabetes: Injecting Hope

January 26, 2017

Worried About The Affordable Care Act? Turn Your Worry Into Action!

December 30, 2016

The Last New Year’s Resolution You'll Ever Need


Home  |  Diabulimia  |  Recovery  |  Resources  |  Community  |  About Us
Copyright © We Are Diabetes, 2011 - 2016
The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified medical or mental health professional. The individuals associated with We Are Diabetes are not medical or mental health professionals. We Are Diabetes does not endorse any specific treatment centers, physicians, healthcare providers, mental health professionals, tests, products, services, procedures, opinions, or other information that are mentioned on the web site.

Always consult your physician or other qualified healthcare or mental health provider for advice, diagnosis and treatment of any health-related matter, including relating to diabetes and/or eating disorders. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.