Jonathon B. Shaffer, MD
Board Certified Doctor in Sugar Land, Texas
When Dr. Jonathon Shaffer had a dawning realization at age 12 that he might not inherit the job of center fielder for the San Francisco Giants from Willie Mays, he turned his attention to what he considered the next best career: internal medicine. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, and then began medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine.
Dr. Shaffer earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson before moving to Cleveland, Ohio for his internship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He found Cleveland a bit chilly and moved with his Houston native wife, Pamela, and Guadalajara native cat, Mia, to sunny Houston, Texas. Dr. Shaffer toiled away the next three years in the medical center, completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Houston.
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Shaffer has participated in numerous medical research trials, mostly involving diabetes and hypertension. He has focused a great deal of attention on heart attack prevention and diabetes prevention (so please don’t get too annoyed with him when he lectures you for the thousandth time about nutrition and exercise). Dr. Shaffer became certified in the practice of Functional Medicine in 2016. He has also received additional training in the medical treatment of menopause with bioidentical hormone replacement, and he delights in helping women overcome the difficulties of this condition.
Dr. Shaffer played rugby in college and has stayed active since. His current passion is running, which he does devotedly, if a bit slowly. He has completed several marathons, but raise this topic with him at your peril, as he is easily induced into ranting on about the joys of running. He has become quite enamored of the “runner’s high.”
Dr. Shaffer’s civic activities include a stretch on his neighborhood homeowner’s association. He also very proudly served on the Medical Executive Committee at the Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land from 1998 until 2006.
Dr. Shaffer has a beautiful wife and two lovely girls, and he has made spending time with them a high priority.