Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD

Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

100 Pilot Medical Dr Ste 250

Birmingham, AL 35235

Contact Information

(205) 838-3034

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nausea
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaffer "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."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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 Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Troy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
4.6
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 Comments (5)
in Altoona, AL |
Highly impressed with both his professional knowledge as well as his personal attitudes about patient care. Excellent MD. Rely on him for valued GI care!
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!
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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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Dr. Shaffer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shaffer has admitting privileges

St. Vincent's East
50 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL 35235
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