Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. James Shaffer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Casper, WY and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic fracture care, and more.

419 S Washington St Ste 201

Casper, WY 82601

Contact Information

(307) 233-0250

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Devon Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Dislocation
high
more than 82% of peers
Knee Fracture
normal
more than 79% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaffer "I focus on delivering state-of-the-art, patient centered orthopaedic care. My focus on shoulder and elbow surgery is unique in our area."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

99  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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60  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Penn State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • St Mary's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Alameda County Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Childrens Hospital and Research Center At Oakland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • San Francisco Ortho Res Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Shriners Hospital For Children Northern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • St Mary's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Advances In Arthroplasty Course, Havard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 2010
  • Arthroscopy Association Of North America, Winter Meeting
    Other Education | Completed 2009
  • Current Concepts In Joint Replacement Course, Orlando, Fl
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shaffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Shaffer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY 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 (2)

He was attentive and explained all of my options. I ended up having to get surgery and he accommodated my religious preferences for how I wanted to handle blood transfusing should I need it I have had had challenges with physicians not respecting my beliefs in the past. I would recommend anyone see...more
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I had a shoulder arthroplasty by Dr Shaffer he spent a lot of time talking to me and explaining my options. He made me feel apart of the decision making process. He has the nicest bed side manner of any physician I have ever encountered. His staff was nice. I really could not have had a smoother...more
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