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About Dr. Benjamin Shaffer

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chevy Chase, MD, with another office in Washington, DC. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Georgetown University Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Georgetown Medstar Hospital. Dr. Shaffer has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Benjamin Shaffer is Great. Dr. Benjamin Shaffer has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Benjamin Shaffer is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

5454 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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2021 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Specialties

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Benjamin Shaffer has the following 4 expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sports Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Poor diagnosis and treatment

I saw Dr Shaffer for help after a back injury. He misdiagnosed it and prescribed treatments that turned my minor injury into a disabling one. He seems like a nice guy but if you have neck or back issues, I recommend you see someone else.

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Incredible Surgeon and Outstanding Man

Dr. Shaffer is an awesome doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. He is kind, patient and explains everything to you in a combination of medical lingo and plain English. My knee surgery was a success and the follow up care was excellent. He selected the best physical therapist and my recovery was wonderful. I have recommended Dr. Shaffer without reservation to my friends and co-workers and will continue to do so until be no longer is practicing medicine.

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Ben Shaffer is an excellent surgeon

Dr. Ben Shaffer, of Washington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (WOSM) is an absolutely wonderful doctor. He repaired a full tear rotator cuff, a very successful operation and has provided stellar follow up and care, attending to every need that I've had in the rehabilitation process. I recommend Dr. Shaffer without reservation for any type of joint surgery. I was especially impressed with his surgery center and staff there.

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Outstanding surgeon + a great guy

Dr. Shaffer has performed 3 elbow surgeries on me and a difficult rotator cuff shoulder surgery on my wife. Two of my elbow surgeries he performed were after my surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN said that there was nothing more that he could do for me. The results were VERY good. Dr. Shaffer is an outstanding surgeon and a great guy in the opinions of both my wife and me.

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Worth the wait

I had a torn rotator cuff that was mishandled by two other doctors back in Michigan before I moved to DC so nothing was ever done to repair. Dr. Shaffer took care of the problem and showed great poise all the way through the process. Wait times in the office can be a headache, but I would easily use him again.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Shaffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Georgetown Medstar Hospital
  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

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