Dr. Richard Shaffer, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Shaffer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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 over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shaffer has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Hospital Stone Oak and North Central Baptist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shaffer to book an appointment.


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Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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
Preferred 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
Navigate POS
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Dysphagia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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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
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • 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
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

4.6

Based on 85 ratings

5 Stars
88.23529411764706%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.235294117647058%
(7)
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I can't emphasize enough how negative this experience was. I had what turned out to be Gastric Arrythmia causing me to throw up daily for months and lose weight. Whilst this dr. did make an effort to see me quickly & performed a colonoscopy & endoscopy on me efficiently, his 'bedside manner' and overall personality was the worst I've encountered. When I told him I couldn't swallow antibiotics because of throwing up he shamed me, he asked my friend if I was anorexic, he incorrectly diagnosed me without looking further & as a result I ended up suffering for months before another dr found out what was wrong. His lack of compassion, intelligence in diagnosing and overall attitude made my illness experience worse & I wish so much I'd never had him as a doctor. If you need a compassionate, thorough, intelligent, non-judging doctor who will listen to you, then please don't see this doctor. Dr. Randall is a far better choice in San Antonio he helped me enormously.
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Candice Daquin – Jun 22, 2020
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Was very attentive and caring, just too expensive.
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Jun 20, 2020
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Couldn't have ask for a better experience. Everyone was so kind, professional, and helpful. I will be going back for my next check up in 3 years.
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Jun 20, 2020
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Perfect
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Brad Hall – Jun 19, 2020
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seems like you are only there for a few minutes. i know its longer but the sedation they use now days is heaven.
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr shaffer is very professional and his staff is friendly and polite and dr shaffer explains things in detail and in a profesional manner i would recommend him im very satisfied
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Duane brayman – Jun 18, 2020
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My procedure, upper endoscopy, on 4 June 2020 was very successful. I am most thankful to Dr. Shaffer and also to each and every one of his professional staff for their utmost focus shown from the minute I walked into the office and was greeted in the reception area. Each one of them explained every process that was to follow and assured me everything would be okay. Today, 17 June, I feel 100% better. I highly recommend Dr. Shaffer and all the staff at Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio for their undivided attention to all your medical needs in this field.
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Guadalupe Malacara Ontiveros – Jun 18, 2020
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Going to the doctor is not one of my favorite things to do and I'm sure is the same for many others. However, filling out what needed to be completed before I went for my procedure was easy on line. The procedure went smoothly and Dr. Shaffer has a great sense of humor and visits you after your procedure to tell you the results. This makes the procedure easier to deal with.
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer has a wonderful bed side manner. He explained things well and was easy to talk with once the procedure was complete.
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr Shaffer called me promptly at the correct time and responded to my questions
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judy salomon – Jun 17, 2020
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I recently had an endoscopy and colonoscopy scheduled with Dr. Schaeffer; highly recommend him and his staff for your gastrology needs. All staff members were very professional, in light of COVID-19 restrictions, I felt very safe throughout the entire time in the facility. Upon completion of the procedures, the doctor explained in layman’s terms my issues. Overall a great experience!
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Joan G – Jun 17, 2020
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Everyone was pleasant at the office. There was a short waiting time to get called in. I felt no pain from the operation. You just go to sleep and you wake up and it's over.
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Richard R. Grona – Jun 12, 2020
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Second time visiting Dr.’Shafer. Both times have been great. He and the staff are amazing.
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Learless Block – Jun 03, 2020
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Excellent and efficient process. Had my third procedure with him this morning and could not be more pleased with doctor, staff and facility.
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May 18, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer and the entire staff were most pleasant, informative and efficient. This was my second procedure and I will be having a third within the year. They made me feel quite comfortable and welcome and overall my experiences with them are positive and professional. I would easily recommend Dr. Shaffer and Gastroenterology Consultants to anyone requiring these services.
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May 18, 2020
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Everything was great. Very professional staff. Everything was explained in detail. Overall experience was great. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaffer and his team at the Proton location.
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Florin Popa – May 18, 2020
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From my initial meeting with Dr. Shaffer more than ten years ago, I have grown to respect his listening skills and ability to answer my concerns in a professional manner. He is to me a "true doctor" in every way.
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Robert Cole – May 12, 2020
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Very good patient interaction. Strong verbal skillset for explaining procedures and results. Great sense of humor and demeanor. I have had seven gastroenterologists and he is the best I have used in 24 years.
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Steve Drew – Apr 12, 2020
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All of the staff at Dr Shaffer’s office were very friendly and helpful. Dr Shaffer explained my condition to me in a way that I could understand. He answered all of my questions and made me feel confident that my situation was under control.
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Apr 08, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer is very friendly and knowledgeable. He takes time to explain procedural results and answer questions. I was very pleased with my visit.
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

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

Awards

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Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio855 Proton Rd San Antonio, TX 78258
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Bulverde6102 Fm 311 Spring Branch, TX 78070
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    • Mon: closed
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    • Wed: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

San Antonio, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

North Central Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX