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Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

Richard T. Shaffer, MD

Richard T. Shaffer, MD

Dr. Shaffer’s collegiate experience has earned him recognition in the Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maryland. After obtaining his M.D. degree from George Washington University, Dr. Shaffer entered the United States Army, where he has had a distinguished career, receiving numerous Achievement and Accommodation Awards. For the last 15 years, Dr. Shaffer has been associated with Brooke Army Medical Center, most recently acting as Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, where he has been responsible for the education and training of countless new gastroenterology physicians. He maintains a Clinical Assistant Professorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he serves as the Advanced Physical Diagnosis Preceptor for the medical school. Dr. Shaffer and his wife, Stephanie Levine, M.D., are the proud parents of four children. He is also an accomplished writer with numerous abstracts and publications throughout the medical community while continuing to be active in professional organizations, such as the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

What His Patients Say

“Dr. Shaffer had been my doctor for many years. Dr. Shaffer and the staff are wonderful. They are friendly, very professional and make you feel very comfortable. Highly recommend Dr. Shaffer and his staff.” -Jeanetta

“Dr. Shaffer is the only Gastroenterologist I will see. He is very professional, to the point and yet caring. I highly recommend him for care and procedures. I have been seeing him for at least 10 years. Always 5 stars.” -Tonja

“I would like to thank Dr. Shaffer and his staff for the excellent care I received. The front desk staff, nurses, and Dr. Shaffer were kind, personable, and helpful. Thanks for making this easy and comfortable for me.” -Deborah

Phone: 210.614.1234

Stone Oak Office Address: 855 Proton Road, San Antonio, Texas 78258

Locations: Stone OakBulverde

Bachelor's Degree

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1980

Medical Degree

  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1984

Internal Medicine Residency

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1987

Gastroenterology Fellowship

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1991

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine: 1987
  • Gastroenterology: 1991

Faculty Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • Best Doctors in San Antonio List, San Antonio Magazine, 2015, 2016
  • Best Doctors List, SA Scene Magazine, 2016, 2017

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