AboutDr. Brian Shaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lawrence Township, NJ, with another office in Princeton Junction, NJ. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Neurology and Family Medicine. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton and St Francis Medical Center. He speaks English and French.
Dr. Brian Shaffer has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
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Patients' Choice Award
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Opioid-Related Addiction Disorders
- Sports Medicine
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Shaffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Pl
Trenton, NJ 08690
St Francis Medical Center
601 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ 08629
Raritan Bay Medical Center
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