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Hayden L. Shafer MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Medicine
  • HIV Prevention, Including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care


2608 8th Avenue South, Suite 102B
Nashville, TN 37204


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - East Tennessee State University, 2017
  • Residency in Family Medicine - University of North Carolina Health Care System, 2020

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine, 2020

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I've never felt more cared for by a medical physician than by Hayden.
October 18, 2023
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Dr Schaffer spent quite a bit of time taking my history. His first question was: what do you want to discuss today?
October 8, 2023
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Dr. Shaffer is exactly the type of PCP I was hoping to be matched with. He listened to my background and gave meaningful input on my meds and health approaches moving forward.
October 6, 2023
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September 29, 2023
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Dr. Shafer was knowledgable, personable, and caring. I'd recommend Dr. Shafer to anyone.
September 18, 2023
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Shafer.
September 14, 2023
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Dr Shafer is excellent
September 13, 2023
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Dr Shafer is great! He has such a profound understanding of his patients. He Is really is able to explain his thought process and take the patients concerns to form a shared care plan.
September 11, 2023
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Dr shafer was super knowledgeable, caring, and extremely focused on my priorities and questions. Would recommend him highly to my friends and colleagues.
September 7, 2023
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