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Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD

Gastroenterology*
4.7 (24)
Map Pin Small Birmingham, AL
Accepting new patients
25 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD

Dr. Robert Shaffer, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Birmingham, AL. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 25 years of experience. They graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine and is affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent's East. Dr. Shaffer, completed a residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Shaffer an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Shaffer works at Gastro Health - St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, AL. 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

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    Gastro Health - St. Vincent's East
    100 Pilot Medical Dr Ste 250, Birmingham, AL 35235 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (205) 838-3034

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  • Ascension St. Vincent's East

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    4.7
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    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 25 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1528002151
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Carolinas Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Carolinas Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Troy
    Undergraduate School

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    Dr. Robert 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 works at Gastro Health - St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, AL. View the full address on Dr. Shaffer’s profile.

    24 patients have reviewed Dr. Shaffer. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shaffer.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Shaffer, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Shaffer appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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