Dr. Chuck Shaffer

Bariatrics
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Christiansburg, VA

Address

1600 Roanoke st Suite D, Christiansburg, VA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Weigh station Inc

CHRISTIANSBURG, VA

About

Bio

I have been practicing bariatric medicine for the last 9 years , our practice has grown to over 12,000 patients that come from every section of the United States and one international patient... we would love to be able to help you.... you can visit us on the Internet at www.weighstation.net.... . please review our testimonials and our newsletters. .... please do not hesitate to contact our office for any questions.You can also see our information on Facebook,check out weighstation winners .This is a closed group which is weighstation patients

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida, Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

244 Answers
104 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: For my patients. I recommend 2 to 5 pounds weekly. The heavier you are the more weight you lose during the first few months. As you get close to lean ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: You can hold up to 18 lbs of stool...But does stool make you gain fat no...The weight of stool is a factor in just weight! use a stool softener.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Yes but slowly..Dry moong dal contains 334 to 358 calories per 100 g, with substantial amounts of fiber and protein, and no cholesterol. Typical recip... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Cassia root is a proven laxative, according to "the american pharmaceutical association practical guide to natural medicines." its active ingredient, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: It can aid in weight loss due to fluid loss, however, if fluids are not also taken it can cause kidney damage. Understand that any weight lost from ta... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine and anorectic agent used for therapy of obesity.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Yes be sure you tell your md what you are taking during your visit.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Studies have also found that bromelain might help with knee pain not caused by arthritis, sinus infections (especially when paired with antibiotics), ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: As far as i can review i see no drug interaction..Always check with your md if you are adding medications.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: The evidence is overwhelming that limiting carbohydrates will help with weight reduction. I would suggest gary taubes book why people get fat. If you'... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Low calorie diet depends on how low your calorie intake should be. Chasing calories is not always the best answer. Learning how to eat for yourself is... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Snacking is a problem for many. Snacking, is done for lots of reasons, mostly related to emotional behavior. Dill pickles for some reason has been sho... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
My opinion: artificial sweeteners can make you shun healthy, filling, and highly nutritious foods while consuming more artificially flavored foods with less nutri... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Studies show that women who gain too much during pregnancy are at a higher risk for having a cesarean delivery. They also tend to retain too much weig... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes probably: Your pre-pregnancy weight has an impact on you and your baby throughout pregnancy. Overweight and obese women tend to be at greater risk for larger ba... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
My opinion: While a lap-band can be effective for weight-loss. But it's easy to gain your weight back.The reason it is relatively easy to cheat on the regulatory ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Sulfur rich foods: The more sulfur rich the foods you eat, the more your farts will stink because bacteria will generate sulfides and mercaptans as they break down the n... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
If you : If you eat a balanced diet ..Low in carbs excercise..And take a multivit you should not need them have your md check your levels then make a wise deci... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
acanthosis nigrican: Acanthosis nigricans is a sign Insulin resistance, which leads to increased circulating Insulin levels. Insulin spillover into the skin results in it... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Poor way to lose: 100 calorie is starvation not a good choice plus not sustainable..I would cut the carbs ..No sodas and see your md for a follow up..You can get idea's... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
A surgical procedure: A surgical procedure involving making tucks (witch hazel) in the fundus of the stomach around the inferior end of the esophagus. The operation is used... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See yourMD: See your md for help to get started on a change in your life style..Stop you sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise drink water each day is new so do no... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Pannus is apron : The extra skin and fat hanging below the belt line in the lower area of the stomach is called the pannus, or abdominal “apron”. This may extend severa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Meat, eggs fish , cheese at times , poultry..To start. You can find information at www.Weighstation.Net see newsletters and dietitian..Hope this helps... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
A little: Flavones are mainly found in cereals and herbs. In the west, the estimated daily intake of flavones is in the range 20–50 mg per day. In recent years,... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: You are correct. The brain is much clearer on a low-carb diet. Some information you are asking back and be found on the johns hopkins ketogenic diet p... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Mcdonalds Caramel Sundae (1 serving) calories: 340, fat: 8g, carbs: 60g, protein: 7g
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: You should exercise 30 to 45 min each each day cardio is the best....Be sure you eat correctly! see www. Weighstation .Net for example of healthy eati... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Cut your carbs: Change you lifestyle...Stop carbs , stop soda, drink water cardio exercise for now just walk..Ask your md for help..See www.Weighstation.Net for tips ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It has nothing to do with lifting weights it has to do with what you put in your mouth. Stop soda, decrease carbs, increase your protein, cardio exerc... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See yourMD: You need a work up..I have gastric bypass patients in our practice ..Of those with pain we have sent to GI for work up...Most of the time they find a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
No: Should be no problems..Check with your doctor to be sure for you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Researchers have found the acai berry has antioxidants that may protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules in the body called "free radical... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Seebelow: If you are looking to lose weight the starvation diet is not the answer.. You need to learn to eat correctly for you. Starvation diets never work be... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: It is not so much calories as to what you are eating. Reduce carbs, increase protein, stop soda and sugar. Increase your cardio exercise, drink water ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Yes...Great choice...Decrease your carbs, increase you protein, cardio exercise, look at www.Weighstation.Net for extra help.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Short answer: Epilepsy is a seizure disorder whose causes are varied and not well understood. Research suggests that certain drugs used to treat epilepsy can result... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will show up as Dextroamphetamine in a hair follicle drug test while Phentermine shows up as meth... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Adipex maybe the reason you're not sleeping, what is a milligram dosage are taking? You can take them both as you prescribed.. Although i would not ad... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: You need to be seen and followed by a physician.You will need to have you thyroid regulated.It does take some vegans a little longer to lose weight if... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: You must learn to eat for yourself what effects you may not affect others. Please see your physician for some insight on how you can lose your body fa... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Please see your physician for your complaints. Some diabetics develop gastroparesis. Your doctor can explain it to you. Please schedule appointment... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Pills not the answer: No diet pill is the answer you must make a lifestyle change.Stop soda , carbs and sugar cardio exercise 15 to 30 minutes to start.You need to be super... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Tamarind has sugar in it so i suspect it is your problem...I had not heard that it was used for weight loss. I hope this helps.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors and releases norepinephrine. Adverse reactions are insomnia, nausea, headaches , di... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
What is her height: The answer depends on her height calculate her bmi...She my only need a few lbs in order to lose weight exercising is not the only answer, decrease ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
See below: •bone and muscle problems. Accutane may affect bones, muscles, and ligaments and cause pain in your joints or muscles. Tell your prescriber if you pla... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 35 years experience
see below: I would advise you to see your physician for appointment as soon as possible. A lot of times abdominal pain is benign, but something more serious coul... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shaffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shaffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
What do you mean if i d0nt eat right i w0nt lose weight? I weigh 190lbs a m0nth ago when i start c0ntrl my fud,jog n wrkout.im 27.tnx a lot.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hoping to start next week! It has worked wonders for me in the past.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You answered my inquiry about Metformin. Can't take it anymore.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine, St. Lucia
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

CreIGHTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER - SAINT JOSEPH

Awards

First Place in Bedside manner Award 5 years in a row for the NRV in Bariatric Medicine!
Top Doctor, First Place, Roanoke, VA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Roanoke, VA - Winter
2013

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