Dr. Charles Shaffer is a family practitioner practicing in Belleville, IL. Dr. Shaffer specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Shaffer possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Marshall University 2010
Dr. Charles Stephen Shaffer M.D.'s Practice location
Belleville, IL 62220Get Direction
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