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James P. Shaffer, MD

James P. Shaffer, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine

  • Education

  • Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Internship

  • Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Residency

  • Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Shaffer specializes in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders and Critical Care Medicine. He is the founding medical director of the Health First eICU (VitalWatch), a telemedicine program dedicated to the remote management of Intensive Care Unit patients throughout all of the Health First hospitals. In addition to his clinical work in the care of critically-ill patients in the ICU, Dr. Shaffer provides care to patients with a variety of conditions including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea and a variety of Circadian Rhythm Disorders.

Practice Information

  • Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
    Critical Care and Sleep Disorders

Office Location

  • Health First's Viera Hospital Medical Plaza
  • 8725 N. Wickham Road
    Suite 203
    Viera, FL 32940
  • Phone: 321.434.9563

Hospital Privileges

  • Health First's Viera Hospital
    8745 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32940
  • Phone: 321.434.9000
  • Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center
    1350 South Hickory St.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Phone: 321.434.7000


New patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointments to complete all paperwork. They should bring their insurance cards, a government-issued photo ID, and lists of their medicines and any prior operations. Co-pays and any outstanding balances are due at the time of each visit. Generally, operations or procedures won't take place on the first visit.


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