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Dr. Richard Shaffer, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Shaffer

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

855 Proton Rd San Antonio, TX 78258

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(210) 614-1234


Dr. Richard Shaffer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and more.


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Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
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WellCare
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Dr. Shaffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

4.6

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
87.3015873015873%
(55)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(6)

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Dr. Shaffer is an awesome person and great doctor.
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Dr. Shaffer has been my gastroenterologist since 2006. His professional skills and bedside manner are impeccable. He listens to my needs and provides necessary treatment as well as encouragement. I do not hesitate in recommending him to family and friends.
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Great visit! Have confidence in Dr. Shaffer.
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I specifically asked for Dr. Shaffer after meeting him when he treated my husband. So I already had a good impression. My own experience with him and the clinic has been the best medical experience I've ever had - from making the appointment up to and including the message to checkup on the aftermath - everyone friendly and caring; no one taking for granted the patient knows the routine/jargon. Dr. Shaffer taking the time to come to say hello before and talking through the results after was golden.
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Enjoyed my first time visit. Dr. Shaffer was very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommended him.
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A wonderful Dr. Informative and skilled. A true professional.
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Highly recommend DrShaffer and staff.
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Excellent, very professional. We be seeing him again in 5 years. Will be recommending him to family and friends.
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My colonoscopy in 2013 with Dr. Shaffer was not only done perfectly but it also led to the discovery of a growth on my thyroid which was eventually removed! Dr Shaffer not only possibly saved my life with his expertise but will be the doctor for my second colonoscopy in two weeks. He has a calming and extremely professional manner second to none. Obviously I would highly recommend him. Tommy Raye Rodriguez
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Everyone is very professional and so pleasant. I went straight in and was put at ease.
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Dr. Shafer is the only physician , of the several that I have, that I would recommend unreservedly and wholeheartrdly.(except for the colonoscopy prep). He is kind and patient and quick. And he employs excellent anesthesiology personel,who are just as kind and patient. It is an excellent sleep and enlightening experience. I would take him home if I could, he is that good! Thank you for asking.
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Everyone was very attentive and friendly. Dr Shaffer was very thorough and explained my results very clearly.
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Staff contacts prior to my visit were very professional. Same for day if my visit. Was seen on time and by very courteous and professional staff. This was my second colonoscopy and service has not diminished over the years. My total time away from home was tight at 3 hours. Excellent!
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Dr Shaffer was very knowledgeable and understanding of my injury and it was my first time visiting. He had records already in his file I haven't seen. I definitely recommend Dr. Shaffer and his staff anytime.
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Visited with Dr. Shaffer in preparation for my next Colonoscopy (not my favorite thing!) He was pleasant, professional, had a sense of humor. We had a pleasant informative discussion.
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Dr Shaffer is very caring and a professional
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I've been with Dr. Shaffer as a long-time Ulcerative Colitis sufferer for 3 year. I've really like him … until now. I'm having a miserable flare-up! He insist on prednisone, even after I told him I don't respond to that ("Who's the doctor?"). I complied. A month later, in an even more miserable state, I asked for 2 palliative meds + increase in the med I've had success with. He gave one of the palliative meds, refused the others and won't return my calls or see me. Unforgiveable!
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Endoscopy was quick, easy and painless. Dr Shaffer was pleasant, efficient and explained all that I needed to know and answered all of my questions. I didn't feel rushed.
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I saw Dr Shaffer as a new patient. He was very professional and thorough. He patiently listened to my medical history and concerns. He offered medical recommendations for my GI issues and treatment. I appreciate his genuine attention to my questions and concerns. I am extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr Shaffer as well as professionalism and friendliness of the entire office staff.
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Thorough, listens, explains, on time and laughs :)
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shaffer's collegiate experience has earned him recognition in the Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maryland. After obtaining his M.D. degree from George Washington University, Dr. Shaffer entered the United States Army, where he has had a disti...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1987
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
1980
University of Maryland
Undergraduate School
1991
1987
1984
1980

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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