AboutDr. Stephen Shaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wilmington, DE. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, Childrens Hospital of Kings Daughter and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen Shaffer has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases and conditions in infants and children related to their liver, pancreas or intestines. If your child has severe or recurrent abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, a pediatric gastroenterologist can help you get to the bottom of it. They can also help identify the many possible causes of failure to thrive in infants.
Other common conditions they treat include Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, short gut syndrome and hepatitis C, as well as nutritional disorders like celiac disease and lactose intolerance. In order to diagnose and treat your child’s condition, gastroenterologists can perform colonoscopies and other diagnostic testing before deciding on the best treatment plan.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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Dr. Shaffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
- Childrens Hospital of Kings Daughter
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
31 Years Experience
Ohio State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Medical Center Of Delaware
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