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About Dr. Gene Shaffer
Dr. Gene Shaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Orthopedics. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Elkins Park Hospital. Dr. Shaffer has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Gene Shaffer has the following 3 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.
- Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can consult and operate on injuries and issues that may affect the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and joints in your foot and ankle. Arthritis, bunions and flat feet are just a few of the issues that a foot and ankle surgeon might help you with.
Any kind of reconstructive surgery or surgery needed to treat a sports-related injury would also land you in the care of a foot and ankle surgeon. However, beyond surgery, they can also offer other treatment options such as physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Dr. Gene Shaffer has the following 7 expertise
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Gene Shaffer has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Gene Shaffer is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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In 2006, Dr. Shaffer operated on the back of my ankle to remove a bone spur (Haglund's Deformity), and also replaced my Achillles tendon since it suffered microtears. His choice to use my big toe tendon as a replacement was superb, and after 6 month's recovery (standard for the Achilles heel), I haven't had a problem since, and I work as a pilot with a major airline and need to pass physicals twice per year. His professionalism and straightforward communication was just my style. I would highly recommend him for anyone with foot/ankle injuries and surgery, especially people who prefer no-nonsense style and cutting edge surgery skills.
I broke my ankle and ripped the tendons from under the big toe on my left leg. I went to an ER and was told by that doctor that I would never be able to perform my job duties any more. I go an appointment through a friend to see Dr. Gene Schaffer. He found the ripped tendon and broken toe that the ER never found and saw the break in the bone in my ankle. Within 2 days I was in the OR and Dr. Gene performed mericals. He repaired my tendon and toe and put a rod with 7 screws in my leg/ankle. Within weeks I was back at my old job and to this day I never get any aches or pains in the repaired area. Dr. Schaffer save my leg and my job. Thanks Doctor.
Another doctor recommended him to me. Mr. Shaffer needs to sign up for a people person, sensitivity & doctor bedside manners course. He was rude, arrogant and obnoxious. He did not want to listen to the surgical history for my visit. He treated & spoke to me as if was a piece of dirt. Will never refer or re-visit.
Dr. Shaffer seems like a doctor who knows what he is doing but as for how he relates and treats his patients ... that is another story. I found him to be very rude and rushed. Whenever I would ask a question, he would make it seem like I was annoying him. I would not use him again in the future for any medical needs. I will definitely look into finding another orthopedic doctor.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2013)
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Dr. Shaffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Elkins Park Hospital
Germantown Hospital & Community Health Services
Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Campus
Montgomery Hospital XXXXX
19 Years Experience
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
Temple University Health System
Dr. Gene Shaffer accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AmeriHealth HMO, POS, DPOS
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate POS
Locations & DirectionsEinstein Medical Center Philadelphia, 5501 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA
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