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Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Shaffer

The Medical Plaza at Viera Health Park

8725 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940

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Dr. James Shaffer, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1992 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.


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(321) 434-9230

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Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Shaffer, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1992 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

2005
University Of Florida, Master Of Health Administration
2000
Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Columbus Children's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Ohio State University/Columbus Children's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
Medical School
2005
2000
1996
1996
1996
1992

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Senior Resident Award, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, 1996
  • Golden Eagle Humanitarian Award, Health First Inc., 2009
  • Ironman New Zealand Finisher, 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, 1995
  • Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Pediatrics, 1996
  • Outstanding Physician Volunteer, H.O.P.E. Clinic, 2004
  • Healthcare Industry Specialty Award, SCCM, 2006
  • Ironman Florida 70.3 Finisher, 2012, 2010
  • Resident Teaching Award, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine Class of 1997, 1997
  • Outstanding Student Award, University of Florida, 2005

Media & Publications

  • Massive Hemoptysis as the Presenting Manifestation in a Child with Histoplasmosis, 1997
  • The Use of Expandable Metal Stents to Facilitate Extubation in Patients with Large Airway Obstruction, 1998

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

3.7

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
(10)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)

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I've been a patient of Dr. Shaffer for about 7 years. Over the last 2 years, this office had scheduled me for an appointment which takes at least 3 months to get. Then they've cancelled the appointment the same day saying he has an emergency and they reschedule. This has gone on for 2 years. Now they've discharged me for missing appointments. I've tried to speak with the manager but no one will return my call. They've also been totally inaccurate with records. I highly recommend going elsewhere!
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Fantastic doctor. I left the previous one star review. Stating about his lack of communication however after meeting him finally I see that he's just not a people person but is actually a great caring compassionate doctor. Thankful he's my mother's.
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Horrible bedside manners. Mother is very ill the nurses have stated over and over the doctor needs to call me (her healthcare surrogate) to explain what's going on and give me test results. However he's had my mom for 6 days now and has not called ONCE no matter how many times I've called and begged for them to have him call me. I would never recommend him. Yes he's an amazing doctor (in theory) however not being able to communicate or be compassionate eliminates any awards any education
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I met Dr. Shaffer under somewhat urgent conditions. I have recently moved to Florida from Minnesota and found myself in need of rotator cuff surgery. Before I could have the surgery I had to find a pulmonologist very quickly to ok me having surgery as I have COPD. He accommodated me very quickly. He went out of his way to make me feel very comfortable. I hate going to see lung Drs but this man changed all that in our first visit. He is a great Dr and I would recommend him highly to everyone.
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I have had sleep apnea almost 20 years that has been diagnosed. I also have been a pulmonary patient for that same amount of time and have seen a few of the pulmonary specialists. It is with a great deal of respect that I highly recommend Dr. James Shaffer. Not only is he extremely thorough but a caring and knowledgeable physician who takes his time with each and every patient. Finally I get the care I need. Thank you Dr. Shaffer!
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Dr. Shaffer was a godsend to me. I had been looking for someone to recommend a GI doctor to me and no one could. I was admitted to the hospital and could not have found a better doctor and I am recommending him to everyone I know.
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