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Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Critical Care Medicine*
3.8 (19)
Map Pin Small Melbourne, FL
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. James Shaffer, MD

Dr. James Shaffer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Melbourne, FL. They specialize in Critical Care Medicine, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine. They graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and is affiliated with Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital and Holmes Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shaffer, completed a residency at Columbus Children's Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Shaffer an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Shaffer works at Practice in Melbourne, FL with other offices in Cookeville, TN. They frequently treat conditions like Respiratory Failure along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shaffer's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Sarno Clinic
    2120 Sarno Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (321) 241-6800
  2. 2
    Office
    8725 N Wickham Rd Ste 303, Melbourne, FL 32940 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (321) 434-9563
  3. 3
    Office
    8725 N Wickham Rd Ste 302, Melbourne, FL 32940 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (321) 434-9230
    Monday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Thursday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Saturday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Sunday
    08:00 - 16:30
  4. 4
    Cookeville Regional Medical Center Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    145 W 4th St Ste 201, Cookeville, TN 38501 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (931) 783-2143

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Palm Bay Hospital
  • Viera Hospital
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center

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Acidosis
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Asthma
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Hypertension
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Thoracentesis
Abdominal Abscess
Abdominal Pain
Acute Bronchiolitis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Alkalosis
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Lung Neoplasms
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Bird Flu
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Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
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Bronchiectasis
Bronchiolitis
Bronchitis
Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Bronchospasm
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
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Chickenpox
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Chronic Bronchitis
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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colorectal Cancer
Cough
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Crohn's Disease
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Ischemic Colitis
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Lung Cancer
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Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
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Peripheral Arterial Dissection
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rheumatoid Lung Disease
Rib Fracture
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Sarcoidosis
Secondary Malignancies
Septic Embolism
Shortness of Breath
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Swine Flu
Systemic Sclerosis
Thyroid Cancer
Tuberculosis
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Viral Infection
Wheezing
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Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy with Robotic Assist
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Respiratory Management
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    3.8
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    Based on 19 ratings
    Patient Ratings (19)
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    About Dr. James Shaffer, MD

    Specialties*
    • Critical Care Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1801859368
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Ohio State University MC
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Columbus Children's Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Ohio State U/Columbus Children's Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
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    Dr. James Shaffer, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Shaffer is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Shaffer has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Shaffer has seen patients for Respiratory Failure, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Shaffer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    19 patients have reviewed Dr. Shaffer. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shaffer.

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