Dr. Brian Shafer, MD

Dr. Brian Shafer, MD

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Dr. Brian Shafer, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

5620 E Bell Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Contact Information

(602) 493-9361

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Broadspire
  • Cigna
  • CNA
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Dr. Shafer's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
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  • No board actions found

Dr. Shafer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shafer "After receiving an undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Shafer completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After a surgical residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Shafer completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Southern California with a particular focus in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Dr. Shafer is an expert in minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, and knee arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Because of his particular interest in sports medicine, Dr. Shafer has served as the Team Physician for multiple professional and college sports teams including the National Champion USC Football and Women's Volleyball teams, and was on the medical staff of the Summer X Games, Pac 10 Basketball Tournaments, NCAA Volleyball Tournaments, and the Arizona Cardinals. Currently, Dr. Shafer is the Spring Training Team Physician and a Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers and Associate Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes. He is the Chairperson of the Medical Staff for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl games, and is a member of the Justin Sports Medicine Team, which entails providing medical expertise for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos in Arizona. As a native Arizonan, Dr. Shafer is very committed to serving his community. He volunteers his time as the team physician for several local high schools, providing pre-season physicals and covering games on Friday nights. Dr. Shafer believes in teamwork with patients. Whether you are an athlete at the professional, high school or college level, or just a weekend warrior, he is dedicated to spending the time necessary to ensure patients understand their conditions and treatment options. Dr. Shafer was honored to be voted one of the Top Doctors in the Valley by North Valley Magazine in 2011. Dr. Shafer has also been a recurrent recipient of the prestigious "Top Doc" title in the Phoenix Magazine publication of the same name."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shafer "To help people achieve health for life."

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

111  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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39  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Washington Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Washington Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Usc University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shafer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shafer's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shafer to family and friends
24 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Shafer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Shafer was outstanding in every respect. I've gone to numerous orthopedic surgeons in the past for various injuries. He took all the time in the world to evaluate the situation with my left knee and advise me how best to go forward. I felt I had his complete focus during the entire visit. He...more
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Dr. Shafer has a wonderful PA who took H & P and ordered X-rays. Those were done immediately and I returned to my exam room for a few minutes while the X-rays were studied. Dr, Shafer and his PA came to my room and the doctor diagnosed my condition. He remembered that I had a knee scope less than...more
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Had a torn rotator cuff on my left shoulder. He did the surgery on December 15th, 2015. after 12 weeks , I able to lift my arm above my head and the pain on a scale of 1-10 is a 4, when it was a 6-7 for the past two months. I can sleep on my left side without waking up.
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