Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Critical Care Medicine •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Shaffer
Accepting new patients

The Medical Plaza at Viera Health Park

8725 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940

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(321) 434-9230

Dr. James Shaffer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Melbourne, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State U, College of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holmes Regional Medical Center and Viera Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shaffer to book an appointment.


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(321) 434-9230

Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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MultiPlan
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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

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

3.8

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(12)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(4)
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Fantastic! He was phenomenal with my son. His bedside manner was excellent, always kind and caring and extremely knowledgeable. He explained things to us in a way that we were able to understand. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. Shaffer is one of the best Dr.s I know! He helped my son when he had a pneumonia. He is very kind, caring, thorough and extremely intelligent. I would recommend him to all my family and friends.
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Thomas S. in Melbourne, FL – Sep 24, 2018
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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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Amy in Melbourne – Feb 25, 2018
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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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Amy in Melbourne – Feb 24, 2018
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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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Marlys Woelfel in Melbourne, FL – Apr 07, 2017
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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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Barbara in Melbourne, FL – Apr 07, 2017
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Shaffer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Melbourne, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Ohio State U MC
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University Of Florida, Master Of Health Administration
1996
Columbus Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital
1996
Ohio State U MC
Residency Hospital
1996
Ohio State U/Columbus Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1992
Ohio State U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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

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

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Practice

The Medical Plaza at Viera Health Park8725 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940
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Holmes Regional Medical Center

Melbourne, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Viera Hospital

Melbourne, FL

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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