Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD
Accepting
New Patients

Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD

Save

Gastroenterology | Male

Southeast Gastro - St. Vincent's East 100 Pilot Medical Dr Ste 250 Birmingham, AL 35235 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Believing each person is created by God and therefore unique and special, we desire to provide the highest level of compassion and care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.

Biography

Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with St. Vincent's East.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Shaffer's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Shaffer's experience matches your preferences.

3
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

78
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

18
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Shaffer

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Shaffer has admitting privileges.

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
4.6
based on 19 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Shaffer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Anniston, AL |
Excellent doctor that definitely listens to his patients and makes sure you understand everything he tells you. Has the greatest compassion for his patients! Best gastro doctor ever!!!
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr Shaffer listened to my questions and helped my understand how the medication I was taking effected my GI system in a way I could understand. He had a great bedside manner and helped my family understand what was going on.
in Ashville, AL |
He has been my MD for years. Awesome staff and great guy!
|
Dr. Shaffer's passion for providing the best care for his patients and his specialty are clearly evident in how he provides care. He deftly conducts patient interviews to gather all of the relevant information about patient symptoms and circumstances while making you feel like you got to spend time with a genuine friend. I'd tolerate a lot to receive care from him, but fortunately he's surrounded by a great clinical support team who also are dedicated to quality care and outstanding service.
Have you seen Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD?
Are you Dr. Shaffer?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Shaffer

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches
}

Dr. Shaffer's Care Philosophy

Believing each person is created by God and therefore unique and special, we desire to provide the highest level of compassion and care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.

Dr. Shaffer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Shaffer has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Shaffer's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Carolinas Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Carolinas Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Troy

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shaffer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shaffer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry