Dr. Don Schaffer, MD

Dr. Don Schaffer, MD

PediatricsMaleAge 70

Pediatrics

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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Pediatrics of Greater Houston - Houston

Douglas M Suell Jr MD7900 FANNIN ST STE 3300 Houston, TX 77054
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Woman's Health - Kingwood

Kingwood1330 Kingwood Dr Kingwood, TX 77339
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Care Philosophy

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

- Dr. Don Schaffer, MD

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

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaffer

4.6

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He is a nice doctor.. we've been going to his clinic from past 4 years.. he is PCP of both my kids.. experienced and intelligent doctor.
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Bilal Tariq – Mar 04, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dawn Stuckey in Pearland, TX – Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. Schaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • 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
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Dehydration
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworm
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Roundworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Schaffer accepts the following insurance:

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GEHA PPO
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Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
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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
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Medicaid
Amerigroup
Managed Care
Medicaid HMO
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
Molina Healthcare
Molina HMO
MultiPlan
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Planned Administration Inc
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Superior HealthPlan
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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

Baylor College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital
Internship Hospital
Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical School
1973
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Call (713) 731-5474 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Don Schaffer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schaffer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Don Schaffer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaffer frequently treats Wellness Examination, Immunization Administration, and Viral Infection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schaffer treats.

Where is Dr. Don Schaffer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schaffer's office is located at 7900 FANNIN ST STE 3300, Houston, TX 77054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Don Schaffer, MD speak?

Dr. Schaffer speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schaffer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

The Woman's Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX