Dr. Don Schaffer, MD

Dr. Don Schaffer, MD

Pediatrics •  Male • Age 68

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(713) 630-0660

Dr. Don Schaffer, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as The Woman's Hospital of Texas and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaffer to book an appointment.


Locations

Pediatrics of Greater Houston PLLC

New Patient?
(713) 630-0660
Pediatrics of Greater Houston, PLLC7900 FANNIN ST STE 3300 Houston, TX 77054
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Woman's Health Kingwood

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(713) 630-0660
Kingwood1330 KINGWOOD DR Kingwood, TX 77339
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Schaffer's Reviews

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4.6

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Dr Schaffer is the best. I am a PRO at this because I have been knowing him for at least 30 years. He has treated my grandchildren and now is treating my great-grands. He is very patient and kind. He diagnosis and treat his cases with no hesitation.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Ursula McAfee Johnson – Aug 01, 2020
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the doctor is rude and dismissive. waste of time. doesn’t connect with the kids or parents. brushes off any concern, he just wants you out of there as fast as posible. inappropriate humor with children and other staff. just wants to talk about himself. never had a worse doctor. we were stuck with him because of insurance, gave him 3 years of well visits and it is just getting worse. the staff on the other hand is awesome!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 27, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer has established a great doctor-patient relationship with our family! He is very thorough, and he listens and asks questions. He has always taken great care of us, and we highly recommend him.
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Keri H. – Jun 29, 2020
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Excellent checkup and follow up! Impeccable service and phenomenal bedside! As is known,” Everyone is Safer when seeing Dr Schaffer!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hymel – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer has been seeing both of my teenagers since they were born. He truly cares about their welfare and is an amazing doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melissa Cohn – Jun 08, 2020
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He’s a great doctor and I would recommend any of my friends or family to him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer and the entire staff at Pediatrics of Greater Houston always make us feel welcome, very comfortable and confident that our children are receiving the best healthcare.
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Jenina R – Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer has been my children's Pediatrician for years and he is still AWESOME! Through the years, he has always been there for my family. There is so much more than you see in his office. When you have a problem, you realize that before and after his appointments, he can be "making rounds" in the hospital to take care of your child. We have seen him early and late in the hospital and it is amazing how much respect and professional admiration the other doctors and nurses have for him. His office staff has also been with him for YEARS and even though it may be crowded, you are getting the best team, right down to his manager Charlotte, who has been incredibly helpful to me many times. I wish every doctor were like Dr. Schaffer - then the whole world would be safer and have a positive outlook on the medical community!! Thank you Dr. Schaffer and team for being there every step of the way with me and my family - through the good and the bad.
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Joni Hart – Apr 11, 2020
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He is a great doctor, we have been seen him for almost 17 years.
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Mayra – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr Don Schaffer has taken care of our children since they were new born’s. I find him very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions.
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Mar 05, 2020
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Dr Don Schaffer is a fabulous physician. I used to work for a large group of physicians and he is who they sent their own kids too (he was outside the group). Super experienced pediatrician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 15, 2020
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Dr Schaffer has been very good to our kids he have been seeing them since they were babies
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Jan 12, 2020
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had a well-child visit with Dr. Shaffer, we've been seeing him for years. Great customer service, great group of people.
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Jan 09, 2020
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My visit was an annual checkup for my younger son. Dr. Schaffer has been my doctor to my son Matthew since he was 2 months old. He has always been a very good doctor, always taking the time to listen to my concerns. He has been wonderful with both my sons. The office staff and nurses are also great. We have always had a good experience when visiting the office.
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Jan 06, 2020
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Charlotte A. was so helpful! Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 23, 2019
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"Our babies are safer when seeing Dr. Schaffer!" Been seeing Dr. Schaffer for 25-years. No one even close to being as professional, ethical and responsible than him!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous in Spring, TX – Jul 01, 2019
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We’ve been using Dr. Schaffer for 9 years now and I wouldn’t take my kids anywhere else! I know they’re in great hands!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Whitney in Cove, TX – May 25, 2019
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We've been with Dr. Don for 24 years. He's very special to us because he continued to care for our son until he graduated from college. This guy is experienced in EVERYTHING!! He'll listen to your opinions and take into consideration. Old school kind of doctor but still updated enough to provide excellent care! LOVE LOVE LOVE him.
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HEATHERL in HUMBLE, TX – Feb 23, 2019
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Dr. Schaffer is simply amazing! He is funny and very approachable and my toddlers love him. He is gentle and patient with them and even explains what he’s going to do with them. He communicates well with the parents and his staff is very nice and helpful too. He’s the best!
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Dawn Stuckey in Pearland, TX – Nov 13, 2018
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Both of my boys were patients of Dr Don. I always had confidence in his care for them. My boys are young men now and will always remember him fondly. I have referred many people to him. He’s the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sharon Kistner in Nashville – Apr 27, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Schaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Schaffer accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Network
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
Optimum Choice PPO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
Humana
Advantage Plus
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom
Freedom HMO
Freedom Plus
Freedom PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Managed Care
Medicaid HMO
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
Molina Healthcare
Molina HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
Principal Life
Superior HealthPlan
Texas Children's Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate POS
Options PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

I find adults care more for their children than themselves, and do what you need them to do.

Biography

Don Schaffer, MD was born and raised in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and completed his medical degree at the...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

1980
Baylor College
Residency Hospital
1977
Baylor Coll
Internship Hospital
1973
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Affiliated Hospitals

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The Woman's Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX
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