Richard T. Shaffer, M.D.



18707 Hardy Oak Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78258

Open today 8 AM - 5 PM

Quick Facts

  • Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies

Gastro Consultants of SA - Hardy Oak

Gastroenterology in San Antonio, TX

Gastro Consultants of SA - Hardy Oak

18707 Hardy Oak Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78258

Open today 8 AM - 5 PM

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About Richard T. Shaffer, M.D.

Dr. Shaffer’s collegiate experience has earned him recognition in the Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maryland. After obtaining his M.D. degree from George Washington University, Dr. Shaffer entered the United States Army, where he has had a distinguished career, receiving numerous Achievement and Accommodation Awards. For the last 15 years, Dr. Shaffer has been associated with Brooke Army Medical Center, most recently acting as Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, where he has been responsible for the education and training of countless new gastroenterology physicians. He maintains a Clinical Assistant Professorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he serves as the Advanced Physical Diagnosis Preceptor for the medical school. Dr. Shaffer and his wife, Stephanie Levine, M.D., are the proud parents of four children. He is also an accomplished writer with numerous abstracts and publications throughout the medical community while continuing to be active in professional organizations, such as the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1980

Medical Degree

  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1984

Internal Medicine Residency

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1987

Gastroenterology Fellowship

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1991

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine: 1987
  • Gastroenterology: 1991

Faculty Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas

Awards and Accreditation:

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • Best Doctors in San Antonio List, San Antonio Magazine, 2015, 2016
  • Best Doctors List, SA Scene Magazine, 2016, 2017


Great doctor. I was very nervous about my 1st colonoscopy Dr Schaffer made me very comfortable. Very professional place and Dr. A+. See ya again in 10 years

S.W. Google

Dr. Shaffer MD and his entire team were absolutely amazing! If I had to do it all over again it would definitely be with him and his team. I would give him three thumbs up if I had a third thumb . The whole process from setting up the appointment to the procedure day, and post procedure was so seamlessly easy.

E. Google

Excellent work! Everything went perfectly. As soon as I was all hooked up for the procedure, Dr. Shaffer came in, introduced himself, and clearly explained how the procedure would be conducted. The next thing I knew, I was waking up and told to get dressed. All within an hour. Perfect.

K.K. Google

Very good, efficient office and procedure. Dr. Shaffer was great and informative!

M.B. Google

Always professional. Highly recommend Dr Richard T Shaffer MD.

W.B. Google


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