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Schaffer, James William, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.87 out of 5 | 119 reviews
Family Medicine
Novant Health South Park Family Physicians
(704) 384-0588
Ratings
4.87
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.89
Your confidence in this care provider
4.93
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.87
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.83
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.82
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.89
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
4.85
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
4.87
Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
4.89
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Comments
Patient Comments 21 reviews
June 27, 2020
The discussions that I held with the care provider were very in depth and thorough, and everything went very smoothly!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

June 27, 2020
Dr. Schaffer is a very good doctor and very sharp. He has a nice manner, is friendly and professional. He seems to know his chemistry and is good at analyzing medications and working to get the right balance of treatment. It would be good if he also spent more time recommending practices and the related benefits for the patient other than medication, like eating habits and diet, weight loss (briefly mentioned), joint pain management, types of physical and mental exercise, and the benefits of these, etc.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

June 26, 2020
Dr Schaffer has been my physician for over 10 years and is always thorough and explains everything to me.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

June 25, 2020
Dr Schaffer and his staff are exceptional!
-Patient in FORT MILL, SC

June 17, 2020
This was an annual physical, and one of the best I have had in recent years. The entire experience was comfortable and professional and the comment can be easily extended to South Park Family Physicians.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC



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Practice locations
Novant Health South Park Family Physicians
(704) 384-0588


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Education


Medical School:
Duke University
(1994)

Internship:
Naval Hospital Bremerton 1995

Residency:
Naval Hospital - Jacksonville 2000

Board Certifications:
Family Medicine


Learn More
Helping people of all ages focus on their health and disease prevention is a priority for James Schaffer, MD. Selected every year between 2012 and 2017 as a Top Family Doctor by Charlotte magazine, Dr. Schaffer frequently turns to an Arabian proverb to set the tone for his work which states that he who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.  When he is not working, Dr. Schaffer enjoys sports, travel, wine and reading.

Gender: Male