He is pompous curt and rude... couldn't care less that I needed a total knee replacement. .. just said nothing I can do you are 47 too young to high risk and complex of a case. .see ya.mmm run FROM HIM
Dr Shafer is a kind and understanding doctor. He helped me through a very scary shoulder surgery. He explained every detail of the procedure so I was able to go though the whole thing knowing it would be fine. I would more than recommend him for any bone and joint issue!
Dr. Shafer and his staff are excellent. He has performed arthroscopic surgery on my knee and, most recently treated a trigger finger with outstanding results. My recovery following the knee surgery was much faster than many others I have known of and with no residual issues. I have also referred many of my patients to Dr.Shafer and all have been treated well and were pleased with their outcomes. I will continue to enthusiastically refer to Dr.Shafer.
Dr Shafer worked with me over a period of time to determine the best solution for my problem shoulder. When all non-surgical solutions were exhausted, he did surgery. I couldn't ask for a better doctor or better results. I have already referred several to him. His assistant Kathy is very competent and willing to work with me on the paperwork required for insurance and work. Kudos to Dr. Shafer and Kathy.
Dr. Shafer did a great job on my pectoral surgery, explaining in detail about the operation from start to finish. I looked forward to my office visits where the staff was very professional and caring. Dr. Shafer did a great job interacting and really getting you to understand the whole process of my rehab and how it important it was to follow his advice. One year later I AM AT 100 %.