Ratings for Dr. Weldon F. Shaffer
DrShaffer will force you into a Csection. He got upset because another physician in the practice started seeing me and he had the office manager cancel my appt with other OB and schedule an induction with him. I was young, scared and dumb... so I went along with it. Once I got the hospital I only was him twice, the 2nd time he just walked in and said “you need a section”. So I’m scared to death thinking something was wrong with my baby. Turns out he just had to be somewhere. He didn’t even come back in and check on me after the surgery. I never saw him again until my 6 week appt, he said that he was glad everything went well... I was at a loss for words because he lead me to believe my son was dyeing. Since this horrible experience I’ve had a VBaC with an outstanding practice that knew exactly who my first OB was without me saying his name. Apparently the hospital was itching to get rid of him because this treatment was standard practice for him. Run!!!!... far away and fast. Many good doctors to choose from, Shaffer is definitely not a good OB.
One of the worse experiences i've had with a doctor. told me i was in false labor one night the next day i was dialated 6cm, wasn't even in the room while i was pushing. Came in after the nurse got him and he turned my son told me i would probably have to have a c-section and then left the room and let me push another hour. my son was born with a huge knot on the side of his head, ended up having to stay in the hospital for 4 days so they could watch it.
I was not happy with his bedside manner a couple of times. I felt like I was on an assembly line and he did not take the time to talk to me and explain what was going to happen after my surgery. I have been to him for years and have been a little disappointed the past few times I have been to him.
After telling him repeatedly I had symptoms of endometriosis he told me I did not. I had a 22cm mass removed that he missed. The Dr. who diagnosed it could feel it by touch. This was very dangerous in my opinion. Please go with your gut feeling when your health is on the line. I am still paying fees and it’s been 2 years since I had my surgery to remove the mass. I know Doctors are not gods they are human but some are more thorough than others.
Dr. Weldon F. Shaffer's Credentials
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- Temple University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1989)
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