Dr. Stephen Shaffer is a pediatric gastroenterologist practicing in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Shaffer specializes in digestive system, liver or nutritional problems in children from the newborn period to their teens. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, chronic constipation or obesity can all be treated by a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Education and Training
The University of Toledo College of Medicine 1986
- Crohn's Disease
- Acid Reflux
- MEDICAL CENTER OF DELAWARE
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