Dr. Richard Schaffer is a family practitioner practicing in Mount Pleasant, SC. Dr. Schaffer 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. Schaffer 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.
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FORT MILL, SC 29708 Get Direction
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