Dr. William Shaffer, MD

Dr. William Shaffer, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. William Shaffer, MD is a nephrology specialist in Corpus Christi, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1981 and specializes in nephrology.

1521 S Staples St Ste 601

Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Contact Information

(361) 887-8451

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shaffer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hyperkalemia
very high
more than 92% of peers
Peritoneal Dialysis
high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Shaffer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Tex Med Br
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Tex Med Br
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shaffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Shaffer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He seems somewhat distant and stern. Does not give praise or encouragement even when lab results are good.and I am following his orders.
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He was rude and acted like there was nothing wrong with me. I have since been diagnosed with a rare, fatal disease
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