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.

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