Dr. Robert A. Shaffer, MD

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Dr. Robert A. Shaffer, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA PC 100 Pilot Medical Dr Ste 250, Birmingham, AL 35235 Get Directions
(205) 838-3034

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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Experience with Dr. Shaffer
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (17)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (17)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (17)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Shaffer's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (16)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (15)
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He has been my MD for years. Awesome staff and great guy!
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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.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Shaffer's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Shaffer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.