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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Shaffer, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Psychiatrist is Good. Dr. Shaffer has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 12 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
Promptness 3.1
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
Bedside Manner 3.6
Spends Time with Me 3.6
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow

Education & Awards

Dr. Shaffer graduated from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.


Dr. Shaffer has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Saint Joseph Medical Center 
  • Surgical Institute Of Reading 
  • Reading Hospital & Medical Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. James A Shaffer MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 8 years of experience and practices in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma.
Where does Dr. James A. Shaffer practice?
Dr. James Shaffer has 3 office locations.
Dr. James Shaffer practices Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma near Chambersburg, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Reading, PA.
See Chambersburg Surgeons.