Dr. William Shaffer, MD

Dr. William Shaffer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(1)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. William Shaffer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lexington, KY. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2195 Harrodsburg Rd # 125

Lexington, KY 40504

Contact Information

(859) 268-0268

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
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more than 68% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 59% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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more than 52% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaffer "Deliberate and conservative spinal care with emphysis on health maintenence. Surgery is the last resort when all other measures fail."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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 Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Aerospace Med Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Ia Hosps and Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Acromed Research Award, 1990
  • Navy Commendation Medal, 5/86
  • Battle "E", 7/78
  • Navy Commendation Medal, 6/89
  • North American Spine Society Volvo Research Award, 1990
  • Meritorious Unit Citation, 7/91
  • Driving Force Award Matilija Boy Scouts, 7/93
  • Overseas Medal with Three Stars, 7/86
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine., 1990
Media & Publications
  • Multiple publications concerning Guideline Development, Sacral Fracture management and spinal tumor management.,
  • Member fo the Guidelines Oversight Commitee for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
  • Co-Chairman of Evidence Based Guidelines Committee for North American Spine Society,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
1.0
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Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Shaffer's Performance

Trustworthiness
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Explains condition(s) well
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Answers Questions
POOR
Time well spent
POOR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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