Dr. Stuart Shafer, MD

Dr. Stuart Shafer, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(32)
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Dr. Stuart Shafer, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Vero Beach, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Shafer is affiliated with Indian River Medical Center.

1155 35th Ln Ste 100

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact Information

(772) 569-2330

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Tremor
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vertigo
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
91

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Jackson Mem Hosp/Jackson Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Shands Hospital At University Of Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shafer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shafer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shafer to family and friends
2.7
based on 32 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Shafer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Vero. Each FL |
At age 70 I had never been to a neurologist. Dr. Shaefer was referred to me by my eye doctor. I was nervous about my condition but we took things step by step and reached a Dx, and a suitable Tx plan. I also worked w/ his P.A., which was beneficial. I have been pleased w/ all the staff and w/ my care. Thank you. M.L. Robinson
Vero Beach, FL |
I've been with Dr. Shaffer since 2006. I lost count years ago how many times my Px was never called in to the pharmacy, or they used the wrong form when faxing in the Px. He and his staff type away furiously at the computer each visit yet he has to ask me what meds I'm on. I cary a card in my wallet listing my Px's. He moved from this huge office to a practice of his own. I thought things would be different. No.
in Port St Lucie, FL |
Would highly recommend Dr Shafer for anyone that is going through the process of trying to get treatment for Neuro conditions, in my case MS. He and his PA-C Stacy, along with his staff have been wonderfully supportive.
in Vero Beach, Fl |
Looking for an office that is more attentive to their patients. My mom saw him once and his staff 3 times and they didn't have any idea what meds she was on after 9 months. Not going back here and can't recommend.
in Micco,Fl |
referred by my neurologist after finding from mri shows MS with active lesions. Appointment was for Monday at 930am n got there by 9,checked in n told to wait a few for nurse but after 1hr had not been called. Asked how much longer n they were not sure. Rescheduled for a few days later wich the gave me a different time than what they put down on the system. Canceled appointment n went on line to look at reviews. Do your research n don't waste your time with this dr n office. Nice bldg awful svc
in Vero Beach, FL |
I would rate him as one of the worst doctors I have met. Abrupt, arrogant, in a rush, loathe to explain things, contradictory in his statements.
Vero Beach, FL |
Great doctor and great staff.
in Sebastian |
He has the worst attitude. Very short with patients and is in a rush to get you out the door as fast a possible. I was seeing him for over a year and he totally got my condition wrong. He prescribed the wrong meds that made me worse. If I could give doctor Shafer no stars I would because that is what he truly deserves
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Dr. Shafer accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shafer has admitting privileges

Indian River Medical Center
1000 36th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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