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Chad Shaffer, MD

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Chad Shaffer, MD, earned his medical doctorate from Penn State University and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. He has provided full-service primary care to all ages for over 15 years, building a practice from start up to over 3,000 patients. His passion is educating patients on their health and treatment, so they can make well-informed decisions.
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A stack of Rx pills and a Rx pill bottle: Ketorolac interactions
Drug Info

Ketorolac interactions to avoid

Aside of drug interactions, ketorlac also interacts in those who have kidney, liver, or heart disease
An older person reading medication instructions: Hydroxyzine side effects in elderly
Drug Info

Hydroxyzine side effects in elderly patients

Hydroxyzine side effects are more likely to occur when the drug interacts with other medications
A white tube of cream: New psoriasis medication
Drug Info

New psoriasis medication: Your options explained

You have more options than ever for treating psoriasis
An older person looking at medication instructions: Gabapentin side effects in elderly
Drug Info

Gabapentin side effects in elderly patients

Older adults should beware of the increased risk of falls, drowsiness, depression, and other side effects when taking Gabapentin
Spilled white pills: Zoloft side effects in men
Drug Info

Zoloft side effects in men and how to avoid them

Zoloft side effects typically resolve as the body gets used to the drug, although some men have reported long-term side effects
A doctor holding a bag of groceries: Radish benefits

Radish benefits and how to add them to your diet

This underrated vegetable deserves a lot more credit when it comes to health benefits
Supplement capsules spilled into a pill bottle: NAC benefits

10 reasons to consider NAC supplements

Preliminary research points to a variety of NAC benefits, especially due to its antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties
Yellow gel caps: Magnesium citrate benefits

Magnesium citrate benefits and side effects

Magnesium citrate is a common magnesium supplement that includes citric acid
A stethoscope with a heart between the earpieces: Normal resting heart rate for men
Health Education

Normal resting heart rate for men by age

Age may determine your target and maximum heart rates, but it doesn’t have as much of an effect on your resting heart rate as other factors, such as hormones, activity levels, stress, and medication
Rx bag with inhaler and pills cases | Is there a pill to treat asthma?
Health Education

Asthma pills 101

Oral medications can help control your symptoms alone or in combination with an inhaler
Rx auto injector pen: Mounjaro interactions
Drug Info

Mounjaro interactions to avoid

People with pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, gastroparesis, or diabetic retinopathy may experience severe interactions if taking Mounjaro
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