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Dr. Chuck Shaffer

Bariatrics
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
33 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Bariatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida, Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

309 Answers
134 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: My experience has shown me that eating a high-protein breakfast works much better. I'm sure you'll find different opinions on this webpage. But think ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: The reason why acinar cells become atrophic is not clear, most evidence points to an important role of Insulin as a trophic agent, although other fact... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Maca is a relative of the radish. I would not do this with out the approval of your md. There may be no problem but you need to discuss it with you ph... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Iyou live in austin texas, which has some of the best gastroenterologist in United States. I would suggest you check in with austin gastroenterology..... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
NO: Nevella is a brand name for the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is also sold under the name splenda. Sucralose is produced by treating sugar wit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: please see your physician for evaluation of your gynecomastia... There are some drugs that cause it and that may be your only problem. Your doctor sho... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: I personally don't use hydroxycut because it's an herbal preparation and you really don't know what you're getting. If you want to lose weight you nee... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Short answer: In diabetes type 1 the body is not producing insulin, while in diabetes type 2 the cells are not responding properly to the insulin, and/or there is n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Exercise cardiovascular, stop all sugar, lowercarbohydrates intake. Increase protein, drink water, do not skip meals, stay away from protein shakes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Short answer: You can lose weight if you learn a few simple things. Cut your carbs, drink water, exercise 30 to 45 min. A day. Do not skip meals. Gary taubes wrote ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Yes: yes, slowly it will fade over time.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: You do not have to diet to lose weight. You have to learn to eat correctly for you. I suggest lowering your carbohydrate intake, increasing your water... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Lots of suggestion to help you on our web page.www.weighstation.net..also links you to ask our dietitian..She will answer your questions.This is all f... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Of my patients who have had this procedure, none noted a big difference till they changed their diet.I would reduce your carbs take out soda, increase... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: I vote paleo...Give it a try for a month see what happens check with your md for help with any weight loss.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Your bmi is too high. It's a 32.7 you are obesity class i. Don't chase the scale, learn to eat correctly for yourself. Stay away from the high carbohy... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below YES: Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression, stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, dysthymia, depre... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
no: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: There are multiple Meal plans on our webpage@wwwweighstation.net. Feel free to use any of them there included in each of our newsletters..It's not so ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Short answer: It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible to speed weight loss. As a general rule, people ne... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
No: You can get an idea of simple menus by looking at our webpage www.weighstation.net. Each newsletter has a new recipe that may help you make healthier ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Pyruvate is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It controls a person's metabolic rate and is produced in the liver. The more pyruvate... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: There are two main types of cocoa powder. Natural cocoa powder is produced using the process detailed above, and it is naturally very strong, slightly... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below YES: At times it may cause nausea, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements ...Please check with your doctor before beginning any type of herbal treatment.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease. This is because 75 percent of infected women and at least half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptom... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below YES: I found no drug interactions. However, everybody's different, so check with your physician.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Please see your physician or your obstetrician gynecologist for workup of your above complaints.You're not that far from charlottesville to be seen at... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: our newsletters for each month have healthy recipes that will help you lose weight...no shakes or bars real food ..see www.weighstation.com
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Sometimes acanthosis nigricans is congenital (something a person is born with). It also can occur as a result of obesity or an endocrine (glandular) d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Phentermine is not the answer to weight loss...Learning to eat correctly is. If you take a large dose of the drug without correct medical care you wil... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Sure liquid diets work, but do you eat like this for rest of your life.I think not. We recommend that you learn to eat for you.That is the best answe... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: I suspect you have what's known acanthosis nigricans.I suspect over time, it will gradually lighten. It is a sign of carbohydrate intolerance Insulin ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: See your physician.Any rectal bleeding needs to be reported and you need a exam by your physician.The soon the better! it may be hemorrhoids that are ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener in sodas and fruit-flavored drinks. As use of high-fructose corn syrup has increased, so have levels of... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Cut your carbs: Cut out your sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise..Walking will do for now...Drink water no soda..Eat breakfast , lunch, dinner no skipping meals..See... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Caution advised: Caution advised, monitor bp: combo may cause excess stimulation of Alpha adrenergic receptors, incr. Risk of severe vasoconstriction, htn, arrhythmias... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Hydroxycut does cause breast soreness.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese.Previous research ha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Life style changes: By changing a few things in your life now, you'll notice a tremendous difference in weight loss. Lower your carbohydrate intake, increase your water, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Thighs butt: It depends on what you exercise..Apple shape folks usually these people are carb intolerant.Decrease you intake and see where you lose from.No sodas ,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Cardio no carbs: Cardio with balanced diet with low sugar and very low carbs will help with weigh loss..See www.Weighstation .Net for more information..Newsletters are... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Yes over time: Try losing weight, if the acanthosis nigricans is caused by obesity, dropping the excess pounds can help regulate Insulin levels, and thereby cause th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Yes: See your hospital for a evaluation for cardio exercises you can do..Check with their cardiac rehab unit for information.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Is it working?: To lose weigh you have to eat enough of the right things, cut your carbs and increase protein..Drink water stop soda..We recommend you eat at least 12... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Please have your daughter seen by her primary care physician or a pediatrician she needs a workup.. There are reasons for her ongoing complaints.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Cardio no carbs: Burning fat comes from eating correctly and exercising.. You need to lower your carbohydrate intake increase your water increase your protein. You've ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: n 2004, a study funded by a research grant from Cytodyne (another supplement producing company) with 42 resistance trained males showed that ZMA suppl... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Minimal at low dose: The side effects of using Phentermine are those that accompany the use of stimulants. It is comparable to coffee. Too much causes anxiety, headaches, ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Decrease your carb intake, stop soda, decrease sugar, eat more protein, see www.Weighstation.Net for help and recipes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Cardio is best: Walking , jogging bike riding all help..Fast weight loss is related to what you eat more than what you do!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shaffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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.
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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

Affiliations

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