Dr. James A. Shaffer, MD

Dr. James A. Shaffer, MD http://cdn.hgimg.com/img/prov/X/D/7/XD75F_w120h160_v2579.jpg Visit Healthgrades for information on Dr. James A. Shaffer, MD. Find Phone & Address information, medical practice history, affiliated hospitals and more.

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 37

OverviewExperienceHospital QualityPatient SatisfactionAppointments & Offices

Key things you need to know about
Dr. Shaffer:

1

Dr. Shaffer's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Dr. Shaffer's Care Philosophy

Dr. Shaffer's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Shaffer Performs

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • See all 22 procedures

Conditions Dr. Shaffer Treats

MoreGet the facts on Dr. Shaffer

2

Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Reading Hospital
6th Avenue and Spruce Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Surgical Institute of Reading
2752 Century Boulevard
Wyomissing, PA 19610

See All 3 Hospital Locations

MoreKnow where you'll be treated

Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

You have an 85.6% lower risk of dying at a hospital with 5-stars for heart bypass surgery compared to a hospital with 1-star. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

3

Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Shaffer

Healthgrades

8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

4

Appointments & Offices

Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center of Reading, Wyomissing, PA
Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center of Reading, Wyomissing, PA
2758 Century Blvd Suite 2
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC, Reading, PA
Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC, Reading, PA
2758 Century Blvd Suite 2
Wyomissing, PA 19610
MoreSchedule an appointment
Healthgrades

7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

Find the Right Doctor For You.

Dr. Stephen C. Longenecker, MD
2.67 miles away
Dr. Leonard L. D'Addesi, MD
2.67 miles away
Dr. Kevin M. Terefenko, MD
Same location as Dr. Shaffer
Dr. Paul C. Neuman, DO
1.32 miles away
Dr. Stephen R. Soffer, MD
1.01 miles away
Dr. Vincent J. Moffitt, MD
2.67 miles away
Dr. Gary C. Canner, MD
1.01 miles away
Dr. Stephen P. Banco, MD
0.56 miles away
Dr. Christopher J. Mancuso, MD
2.67 miles away
Dr. Gary M. Zartman, MD
15.73 miles away
The VideoCalloutContainer had no content.
  1. Healthgrades

    10 Steps to Pick the Right Doctor

    Whether you need a primary care doctor or a specialist, these 10 steps will ensure you find the right doctor for you. View Slideshow

    Dr. Shaffer's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Dr. Shaffer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
    1
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse of Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injections
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    2
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthritis of the Shoulder
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    More
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Trigger Finger
    Less
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Shaffer

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
    4

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Graduated in 2003

    Internship Hospital

    St Mary's Medical Center
    Complete in 2004

    Residency Hospital

    Alameda County Medical Center
    Complete in 2007
    Childrens Hospital and Research Center At Oakland
    Complete in 2008
    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
    Complete in 2006
    San Francisco Ortho Res Program
    Complete in 2008
    Shriners Hospital For Children Northern California
    Complete in 2007
    St Mary's Medical Center
    Complete in 2008

    Undergraduate Schools

    Penn State Univ
    Graduated in 1999

    Other Education

    Advances In Arthroplasty Course, Havard Medical School
    Complete in 2010
    Arthroscopy Association Of North America, Winter Meeting
    Complete in 2009
    Current Concepts In Joint Replacement Course, Orlando, Fl
    Complete in 2012
    San Diego Shoulder Course
    Complete in 2012
    5

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shaffer & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    You have an 85.6% lower risk of dying at a hospital with 5-stars for heart bypass surgery compared to a hospital with 1-star. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Shaffer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Shaffer has admitting privileges:

    Viewing 1 of 3
    • Surgical Institute of Reading

    • Saint Joseph Medical Center

    • Reading Hospital

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Shaffer

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends

    5 responses
    above
    national average

    Your participation
    is confidential

    Take the Survey
    Dr. James A. Shaffer, MD
    Are you Dr. Shaffer?
    Post a response on your personalized profile.
    Dr. Shaffer's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 3 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Shaffer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    5 responses
    above
    national average

    How was your experience with Dr. Shaffer?

    Your participation in the survey will help other patients make informed decisions. You will also be helping Dr. Shaffer and his staff know how they are doing and how they can improve their services.

    Your participation
    is confidential

  4. Healthgrades

    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Shaffer accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Aetna
    • Capital Blue Cross
    • Devon Health
    • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Independence Blue Cross
    Less

    Office Locations

    A
    Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center of Reading, Wyomissing, PA
    2758 Century Blvd Suite 2
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    (610) 376-5646 (Office)
    (610) 376-8546 (Fax)
    B
    Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC, Reading, PA
    2758 Century Blvd Suite 2
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    (610) 376-5646 (Office)
    Loading map. Loading map...