Dr. Shaffer has been in the medical field for over 30 years with 20 of those dedicated to emergency care. Over the past decade Dr. Shaffer has become more and more interested in issues surrounding adult and childhood obesity. His understanding of this problem inspired him to develop a program for helping individuals overcome their eating disorders through education and counseling. He believes all patients can enjoy the fruits of their labor through discipline and dedication. Dr. Shaffer understands what it takes for each individual to become successful by providing a quality service in a comfortable environment.

*New data on the obesity rate in America was recently released from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   The results are staggering: 67.6 million Americans were obese and 65.2 million overweight as of 2012.  This has increased from just 32% of total population being obese in 2004.

At the Weigh Station, our medical staff is dedicated to helping America fight against obesity. Dr. Shaffer is a certified member of the (ASBP) American Society of Bariatric Physicians – a leading national professional organization providing physicians and other health professionals with education in the medical management of weight loss and related medical conditions.




Robert is a 2010 graduate of Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg, where he received 600 hours of training in Professional Medical Massage. This program included the study of many modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular. After graduation, Robert completed his certification with the Virginia Board of Nursing. He has a strong belief that everyone is unique and massages should be tailored to help individuals meet their own needs and goals. Robert’s mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Robert is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.

* Robert is available to make appointments at our Christiansburg location only.