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DR. RICHARD S. SCHAFFER

Dr. Richard S. Schaffer, Jr., M.D.

EDUCATION:
Carilion Family Practice Residency Program, Roanoke, VA, 7/95-6/98
– Chief Resident of education 7/97-6/98
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Doctor of Medicine, Galveston, TX 91-95
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, exchange student, 8/90-5/91
Northwestern State University, Louisiana Scholars’ College, Natchitoches, LA, Bachelor of Science -Graduated With Highest Distinction, 8/86-5/90

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Infinite Wellness of the Carolinas, Medical Director – Monroe, NC 11/14-present
Physical Medicine of the Carolinas, Medical Director – Kernersville, NC 10/14-present
Infinite Wellness Center, Medical Director – Fort Mill, SC, Medical Director 9/13 – present
MD Wellness & Weight Management, Asheville/Greensboro, NC, Medical Director, 3/11-3/13
Derm Diagnostics, Medical Director – Asheville, NC 12/09-2/11
Co-Medical Director/Owner/Founder, AesthetiSpa, LLC – Mount Pleasant, SC, 11/04-11/09
Independent Contractor for EMSI – life insurance physicals, 2/06-2/07
Independent Contractor, Physician Consultant for Supreme Court of Virginia, 9/03-12/05 Family Physician, Lewis-Gale Clinic, Hardy, VA, 8/02-8/03
Family Physician, Carilion Medical Group (CMG), Floyd, VA, 10/99-10/01
Clinical Instructor, Carilion Health System Family Practice Residency Program, Roanoke, VA, 7/98-8/99

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensed (active) to practice medicine and surgery in North Carolina, 2009-present
Licensed (active) to practice medicine and surgery in South Carolina, 2004-present
Licensed (active) to prescribe controlled substances in South Carolina, 2004-present
Licensed (inactive) to practice medicine and surgery in Virginia, 1996-present
DEA Certification, 1996-present
Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine, 1998-present (re-certified 2004)
BLS health care provider/AED certified 1993-present

LEADERSHIP ABILITIES: 
Advisory Board Member, T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, Asheville 2014-present
Board Member, T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, Asheville, NC 2012-2014
Member, CMG Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2000-2001
Developed and established a colposcopy course for FP residents, 1999
Collaborated on implementation of an evidence-based journal and pharmacy club, 1998
Family Practice Residency Program Curriculum Committee, 1997-1999

ORGANIZATIONS:
American Society for Bariatric Physicians, 2011-present
South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 2004-2009, 2013-present
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 2009-2014
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 2006-present
American Academy of Family Physicians, 1993-present

AESTHETIC CERTIFICATIONS:
Skin Care/Aesthetic Product Lines: Obagi, Skinceuticals, Latisse, Neocutis, MD Forte
Certified, Thermage Skin Tightening System, 2007
Certified, Lumenis One IPL System, 2007
Cosmetic & Laser Training Institute, BOTOX Cosmetic training, 2005
Cosmetic & Laser Training Institute, Cosmetic Fillers training, 2005
Mesotherapy for Primary Care, Empire Medical Training, 2005
Certified, Chemical Peels, Bellederm/MedSurge, 2005
Certified, Cutera Laser System (Nd:YAG 1064nm laser, 560 IPL), 2004
Certified, DiamondTome Skin Resurfacing System, 2004

PUBLICATIONS:

Cone CL, Greenawald MH, Schaffer RS. “Management of First-Trimester Spontaneous Abortion.” [POEMS]. J Fam Pract 1999; 48(5):331-332. Commentary on Geyman JP, Oliver LM, Sullivan SD. “Expectant, medical, or surgical treatment of spontaneous abortion in first trimester of pregnancy?” Journal American Board Family Practice 1999; 12:55-64.

Greenawald MH, Schaffer RS, Jeremiah MP. “Decreasing complications in type 2 diabetes.” [POEMS]. Journal Family Practice 1998; 46(4):278-279. Commentary on Gaster B, Hirsh IB. “The effects of improved glycemic control on complications in type 2 diabetes.” Arch Intern Med 1998; 158:134-140.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Qualified for AMA Physician Recognition Award, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010
Shining Star volunteer physician award from Bradley Free Clinic, Roanoke, VA, 2003-2004
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Outstanding Resident Teacher, 1997-1998

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