Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Family Practice-Osteopathic Ma - Amr Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

  • Internships

    • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Southside Hospital

Locations & insurance

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

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Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment

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Information the care provider gave you about medications(if any)

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Instructions the care provider gave you about follow up care (if any)

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Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand

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Amount of time the care provider spent with you

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Most recent comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Pateint Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

09/24/2018
"dr. Schaefer spends a great deal of time with her patients. she does not rush through an exam. she is very caring, always asking about family, how things are going, etc."
09/03/2018
"very good doctor - has a good way of explaining issues / solutions. Very knowledgeable"
08/24/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is absolutely focused on the healthy care needs of her patients and have no complaints about her medical care approach."
07/24/2018
"I was very impressed with Dr Schaeffer. I decided to change my primary care physician so that I can have all my medical care with Northwell. She was very thorough and engaging. I am very happy that I made the choice"
07/17/2018
"Since coming into the practice Dr. Schaefer has grown, both personally and professionally. She is commanding and compassionate, and inspires confidence."
07/16/2018
"Dr. Schaefer exceeds the rating of "very good" in every catagory. she is an excellent physician who cares for and about her patients"
06/25/2018
"Dr. Schaffer is truly wonderful and I have been with under her medical supervision for years and will continue to do so...."
04/23/2018
"I have already recommended dr Schaefer and they were also very pleased. she explains everything and is on top of all my tests, could not be more pleased with her as my PCP"
04/17/2018
"Dr Schaefer is a concerned and caring physician who takes the time to address your medical issues and still show care and concern for you as a person . she is the epitome of a great physician"
01/28/2018
"Very happy with doctor- caring, informative, listens"
12/30/2017
"I have the utmost confidence in my care provider!"
12/12/2017
"Very friendly and thoughtful about my health. "
12/01/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is compassionate and thorough in her exam & treatment."
11/29/2017
"Good."
11/26/2017
"great Dr."
10/23/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is a very patient focused physician. She genuinely cares and takes the time necessary to effectively communicate test results, medications and preventive measures. I frequently recommend her to friends and family members."
10/20/2017
"Have recommended Dr. Schaefer to other family members. She is just wonderful. "
10/17/2017
"I have highly recommend Dr. Schaeffer numerous times, and I cannot express how satisfied I am. She is extremely patient, knowledgable, courteous, skilled, efficient and all-around excellent doctor. She takes the time necessary, and provides excellent care. I am truly satisfied and pleased with doctor and support staff."
10/09/2017
"after Shafer and her staff very professional and very caring and compassionate they made me feel at home"
09/11/2017
"Dr. Schafer is one of the best healthcare providers I've been too."
08/26/2017
"Dr. Schaefer has always listened to me and taken her time to explain her diagnosis and my options. I am always more at ease after I leave."
07/31/2017
"I like dr. Schaefer. she is very thorough on the medical side and she also engages on a personal level. it's a refreshing quality for a physician to know her patients both medically and personally."
07/24/2017
"Dr Schaefer takes the time to explain everything and makes recommendations and discusses your options in a clear and well understandable way. She is a very caring doctor."
07/17/2017
"the care and concern at this practice excedes the "very good " score on this survey. it is EXCEPTIONAL in every aspect"
06/23/2017
"Given the volume I assume this office deals with, they are competent, forthcoming, very helpful and effective."
06/21/2017
"Would recommend to anyone."
06/12/2017
"I would recommend this provider to my friends and family members."
06/05/2017
"wonderful"
05/30/2017
"Excellent! Dr Schaffer diagnosed a potential deadly condition that I had developed (AFIB). I had made an appointment with Dr Schaffer's office for a routine check-up and to renew my medications. Dr Schaffer conducted a normal exam and said it has been a while since your last EKG I would like to conduct one while you are here. The result was a change in my EKG. She called my cardiologist and made an appointment for the next day. I went through a battery of tests over the next two weeks and it was confirmed I had developed AFIB. Dr. Schaffer is an Excellent and Caring and Doctor"
05/06/2017
"Dr. Schaefer could not have been nicer or more helpful!"
04/25/2017
"Dr. Schaefer listened to my concerns and asked appropriate questions to determine the course of treatment/care. She did not rush me and showed genuine interest. I felt I was in very good hands."
04/22/2017
"I'm very happy with Dr Schaefer."
03/19/2017
"I love Dr Schaefer"
03/18/2017
"Good."
03/11/2017
"DR. SCHAEFER IS THE ONLY PRIMARY PHYSICIAN WHO TOOK TIME TO TALK TO ME REGARDING MY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, I ALWAYS FELT SHE WAS THERE FOR ME---AND ENCOURAGED ME TO CALL IF THE NEED AROSE. MENTAL HEALTH IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE GENERAL HEALTH OF A PERSON."
03/02/2017
"Satisfied."
02/21/2017
"I have recommended friends to Dr Schaefer and they are very happy with her."
02/21/2017
"always caring, courtesy and concerned about my needs. very respectful and I trust her advice and opinions."
02/08/2017
"Doctor knowledgeable & caring."
02/07/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is an amazing physician."
02/06/2017
"No bad experience."
11/12/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is an excellent doctor."
11/07/2016
"I have recommended Dr Shaeffer to friends and they are now her patients"
10/31/2016
"Never feel I am being rushed always has time to discuss what I need."
10/24/2016
"I always have a good experience when I visit Dr. Schaffer's office."
05/19/2016
"I like the friendly greetings when I walk in."
05/01/2016
"Dr Schaefer will recommend tests, however she always listens to how i feel and includes me in decisions about my treatment."
04/25/2016
"Dr Schaeffer is a caring and knowledgeable doctor. I am very happy Dr Schaeffer is my primary care provider!"
04/19/2016
"top notch doctor. major health problems and I feel confident she has a grasp on details and plan"
03/25/2016
"Good"
03/24/2016
"Very very caring."
03/22/2016
"Dr Schaefer welcomed me to her practice and said she was happy to have me there! You don't hear that at many Dr's offices!"
03/18/2016
"Am very satisfied with the doctor."
03/09/2016
"Have recommended this provider many times."
02/12/2016
"I feel like Dr.Schaefer truly cares about me, as a person as well as a patient."
02/08/2016
"I have definitely recommended her"
02/01/2016
"Always feel I'm in the best hands possible."
01/25/2016
"She was professional and thorough. I felt my well-being was in good hands."
01/16/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is the best PCP I have ever had. she's patient, sweet, asks me questions about me and my family, remembers that information next time I see her. she's very likable and a great physician."
12/23/2015
"Dr. Schaefer is professional, compassionate & an active listener."
11/17/2015
"I will never leave this practice~!"
10/21/2015
"Excellent."
08/26/2015
"Dr. Schaefer makes you feel like you are part of her family."
07/08/2015
"Continue to feel confident in the care of Dr. Schaefer."
07/01/2015
"Dr. Schaefer is always caring and reassuring."
03/24/2015
"Each time I go, satisfied with care."
02/13/2015
"I have a friendly relation with the doctor and staff."
02/05/2015
"I have recommended Dr. Schaefer to many people - Each person now sees Dr. Schaefer as their physician."
12/17/2014
"No bad experience. #9. A+."
10/27/2014
"Would recommend to anyone needing a doctor. Dr. Schafer always works in a professional manner along with her staff."
10/21/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is a cheerful, kind and caring person."
10/21/2014
"I have no complaints."
10/15/2014
"Have already recommended her to a niece."
09/25/2014
"Very satisfied."
09/11/2014
"Dr. Schaefer & her staff are very caring. I highly recommend her to family & friends."
09/11/2014
"Very attentive & caring physician."
08/22/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is excellent!! She always listens and always follows up all questions and concerns!"
06/16/2014
"Dr. Schaefer has very good inter personal skills and appears very intelligent."
05/23/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is great!! I have complete confidence in her treatment."
05/07/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is thorough, compassionate, proficient, and communicates well with staff and patients."
03/21/2014
"Attention could not be better."
03/03/2014
"Only good experiences no bad! Very attentive & caring."
02/26/2014
"She is nice person & great physician. I have already recommended her."
02/24/2014
"I like my doctor."
02/10/2014
"Dr, Schaefer is always understanding & answers all my questions."
01/07/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is wonderful."