Dr. Steven C. Shifreen
645 Farmington Avenue Suite 2
Hartford, CT 06105-2946
Dr. Steven C. Shifreen received his Medical Degree (M.D.) in 1982 from the St. George’s University, School of Medicine. He served his Internship and Residency in the Department of Surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael, located in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Shifreen then spent two years providing emergency and ambulatory care at two private clinics. In 1986, Dr. Shifreen joined an established private Medical Practice which also specialized in nonsurgical musculoskeletal medicine (Orthopedic Medicine).
Over the next 25 years, Dr. Shifreen continued to expand his knowledge in this field by taking numerous Continuing Medical Education courses in medicine, orthopedics, manual medicine, osteopathy, and prolotherapy. Dr. Shifreen has studied with such luminaries as Dr. Philip Greenman, Dr. Edward Stiles, Dr. Stephen Myles Davidson, Dr. Thomas Ravin, Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, and Dr. Jon Trister. With Dr. Stiles and Dr. Davidson, Dr. Shifreen has provided a significant number of Continuing Medical Education classes, under his auspices, at his office. Dr. Shifreen regularly volunteers his time to treat indigent patients in Honduras.
In August, 2010, Dr. Shifreen discontinued his General Medical Practice, and now limits his practice to treating pain, especially musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Shifreen treats pain with the most conservative and gentle techniques available.
Dr. Shifreen stresses proper nutrition, dietary supplements, exercise, reestablishment of proper body mechanics, and restoration of damaged ligaments and tendons using Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), also known as prolotherapy. Dr. Shifreen is an exceptionally well-trained practitioner of gentle, light touch, osteopathic manipulative therapy, neural prolotherapy, and Field-Mancini vision therapy.
Dr. Shifreen is a member of the Hartford County Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine.