Dr. Don W Shaffer MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Don Shaffer is a medical oncologist in Marietta, Georgia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Northside Hospital and Piedmont Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. He is one of 15 doctors at Northside Hospital and one of 11 at Piedmont Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Education & Medical Training

Madigan Healthcare System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1985

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1989 - 1992

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

GA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Antithrombin alfa in hereditary antithrombin deficient patients: A phase 3 study of prophylactic intravenous administration in high risk situations.
Tiede, A., Tait, R. C., Shaffer, D. W., Baudo, F., Boneu, B., Dempfle, C. E., Horellou, M. H., Klamroth, R., Lazarchick, J., Mumford, A. D., Schulman, S., Shiach, C., Bonfiglio, L. J., Frieling, J. T., Conard, J., von Depka, M.

Maximizing therapeutic benefit of rituximab: maintenance therapy versus re-treatment at progression in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma--a randomized phase II trial of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network.
Hainsworth, J. D.,Litchy, S.,Shaffer, D. W.,Lackey, V. L.,Grimaldi, M.,Greco, F. A.

A phase II trial of preoperative concurrent radiation therapy and weekly paclitaxel/carboplatin for patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
Hainsworth, J.D., Gray, J.R., Litchy, S., Bearden, J.D., Shaffer, D.W., Houston, G.A., Greco, F.A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust POS-SE
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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