Doctors’ Endorsements

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Medical Specialists Refer Their Patients to Dr. Sheldon

Read what experts in the field of medicine & medical psychology say about my work.

Below are excerpts of letters of endorsement and recommendation written by respected medical specialists in the fields of surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, family geriatrics, psychiatry. I have successfully treated patients referred to me by each specialist.

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Michael P. Clements, M.D., A.A.F.P.

Dr. Sheldon’s work is excellent…he successfully treated hundreds of patients…many physicians consistently referred their patients to him over a period of many years. …who could not get results using standard treatment strategies.

Dr. Sheldon was very competent in utilizing hypnotherapy, biofeedback and other medical-psychological interventions in both the treatment of actual medical disorders, e.g. hypertension, chronic pain, spastic colon, sexual dysfunction, T.M.J., etc., and in helping patients to deal with the psychological difficulties that accompany illness, e.g. anxiety and depression.

Amy E. Rosenman, M.D., Fellow American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine

I have referred patients to Dr. Sheldon… management of labor pain and anxiety, premature labor, delayed labor, hyperemesis and sexual dysfunction…(he) employed a mixture of hypnosis, self-hypnosis and guided imagery with excellent results…I highly recommend Dr. Sheldon as an excellent addition to any medical staff.

Charles E. Hamrell, M.D. F.A.C.O.G., Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine (former head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Monica Hospital)

It is my pleasure to recommend him highly as both a specialist in behavioral medicine and medical psychology.

Dr. Sheldon was often asked to treat women who were having unusual difficulties…helping women in premature labor stop having contractions without medication, and stopping pain when medication did not work…helped in circumstances of prolonged labor, post-partum depression, anxiety and fear…provided psychotherapy to fathers and couples.

He was of help to my patients as well as to several of my colleague’s’ patients.

Thomas P. Sokol, M.D. – Fellow American College of Surgeons, Fellow American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Dr . Sheldon integrated a proscribed course of therapy with a number ofmy patients suffering from maladies related to my specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgical and Medical practice.  By utilizing his expertise he was able to mesh a course of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback in behavioral modifying techniques to help many of my patients with a variety of medical problems, and their accompanying psychological components.  He worked with patients with such disorders as spastic or irritable bowel, evacuation problems, and proctalgia fugax or rectal spasms both in the pre and postoperative phases of therapy.

My patients found Dr. Sheldon to be effective, caring and professional in his approach to their problems. I recommend him highly as a practitioner of psychotherapy and behavioral medicine.

Richard P. Frieder, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Clinical Instructor Department of Family Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine

I highly recommend my colleague Edward Sheldon, Ph.D. I have referred a number of my patients to him during the years 1984-1990 when he practiced in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Dr. Sheldon helped my patients with hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for hyperemesis, premature labor, smoking, obesity, and family therapy. My patients were happy with his work. Many of my OB/GYN colleagues also referred patients to Dr. Sheldon, and were pleased with his work.

Eliot Ivanhoe, M.D.

Dr. Sheldon is a qualified, experienced and accomplished Medical Psychologist…his vision was most impressive…an integrated team approach to health care, combining his work in psychotherapy with a specialty in behavioral medicine, with the work of other health practitioners…acupuncturists, nutritionists, and bio-feedback specialists, to create a holistic and effective treatment plan…he would supervise the staff in the use of behavioral modalities, e.g. hypnosis, biofeedback, etc. I recommend him as…psychologist, supervisor and teacher.

Feel welcome to discuss with me any questions that you may have regarding
how I can help you

Additional Resources

A few of my health videos

Hypnosis & Stress Management Dr. Sheldon presents on Princess Cruises  (1996) (length 65 minutes)