Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

    • Endocrinology/Metab/Diabetes - American Board of IM/Endo, Diabetes, Metabolism

  • Academic titles

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

  • Medical school

    • SUNY Upstate Medical University Coll of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Rhode Island Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Rhode Island Hospital

  • Affiliations

    • Southside Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

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Most recent comments

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01/28/2019
"He's the best!"
01/26/2019
"hard to answer the last 2 questions after one visit, but the care was much better than from the last doctor I saw."
01/24/2019
"I normally want woman physicians - Dr. Michael Schaefer is very professional & caring. "
12/05/2018
"What makes me feel even more confident w/Dr. Schaefer is the fact that he himself is a diabetic. And that he can relate, understand & know how I feel & where I'm coming from -"
11/17/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is outstanding. Highly recommend. "
11/04/2018
"Dr. Michael Schaefer is one of the best!! He goes beyond to make sure you are well taken care of. I constantly recommend family and friends to his office."
10/15/2018
"Cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Schaefer is. He is kind, considerate, attentive and concerned. He has taken excellent care of me."
09/27/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is one of the best doctors I had ever had. It difficult to find a doctor that you feel good with. He is excellent!!"
09/20/2018
"Best dr. ever!"
09/07/2018
"I'm so happy to have Dr. Schaefer. He was referred to me by a friend/co-worker, he listened very well about my concerns and not condescending, he wasn't blaming my way of going & eating being diabetic but advised me to do it better to improved my hybaic in terms of diet/exercises, change or tried new meds. I highly recommend Dr. M. Schaefer!!! "
08/01/2018
"Dr Schaefer is always pleasant and concerned, I always recommend him to friends and relatives."
07/28/2018
"He is truly a rare and excellent doctor"
07/25/2018
"Happy to have found Dr. Schaefer he close to home. Have always been very confident in his care. "
07/19/2018
"Very understanding helpful and always concerned in my health goes over everything with me so I no everything... with tell all my friends about him."
07/18/2018
"Dr. Michael Schaefer is a very professional, knowledgeable, caring and trusting doctor that I would highly recommend. He is very pleasant and very nice."
07/18/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is professional, friendly and a wonderful doctor."
07/10/2018
"dr Schaefer is wonderful"
06/21/2018
"I have recommended this provider before, everyone is very pleasant and knowledgeable"
05/23/2018
"I love having Dr. Schaefer as my doctor! He is so knowledgeable, involves me in the decisions, and truly has my best interest at heart. Best doctor!"
04/17/2018
"I like Schaefer very much he is very thorough and answers all my questions!"
04/17/2018
"i see several different specialists and Dr. Schaefer is one of my favorites in terms of his personality and ability to address my medical needs. i really appreciate him and all of the staff. it's one of the nicest offices I've ever been to."
04/01/2018
"i recommend Dr Schaefer snd this office to everyone! They are an asset to your team!"
03/31/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is very professional kind and very through and on target with advice and diagnosis. He is a wonderful doctor. "
03/17/2018
"As I mentioned, Dr. Schaefer is amazing! He listens to all my health concerns"
02/19/2018
"I like & trust Dr Schaefer very much."
01/23/2018
"I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Schaeffer. He is kind, compassionate and excellent at doing thyroid biopsies."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is always extremely courteous & very pleasant. As well as the rest of the staff."
12/18/2017
"LOVE LOVE LOVE DR SCHAEFER"
11/05/2017
"I had no questions/concerns. It was my yearly follow up. Labs were good. Have confidence in Dr. Schaefer's ability to care for my condition. He if friendly & very thorough. He puts you at ease to ask any questions/concerns I have. Would highly recommend him to family/friends."
11/04/2017
"I have recommended many patients to Dr. Schaefer. They were very pleased."
10/31/2017
"I have recommend him to my sister."
10/29/2017
"Dr. Schaefer impressed me from my first visit. He put me at ease. He is a very good doctor & I did recommend him."
10/16/2017
"Good caring doctor."
10/04/2017
"Always very good care & concern -"
09/20/2017
"really great experience"
09/07/2017
"great doctor!!!"
08/28/2017
"Very good."
08/22/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is a fantastic doctor. He is thorough, professional; compassionate."
08/16/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is a friendly caring doctor."
07/27/2017
"Since meeting Dr. Schaefer several yrs. ago I have recommended him to others."
06/30/2017
"Good."
06/26/2017
"Dr. Schaefer was great. He answered all my questions and concerns. Very down to earth person. I think that is a great quality for a doctor."
06/23/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is very understanding of situations of type I diabetes. Very knowledgeable & his suggestions make a lot of sense. Very positive. #4. Great. #9. Super. "
05/05/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is excellent"
04/15/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is a very good doctor. You should be proud to have him own your team."
04/10/2017
"Very good Doctor"
03/29/2017
"I have already recommended Dr Schaffer"
03/22/2017
"Provider is very patient and understanding with all my questions."
03/17/2017
"He is very good."
01/30/2017
"I have recommended my husband and mother-in-law and we all like him."
11/17/2016
"Excellent physician"
11/11/2016
"Extremely satisfied ."
11/01/2016
"I am so grateful that I made an appointment to see Dr. Schaefer. I am pregnant and was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was very nervous, but Dr. Schaefer calmed my nerves and I left the office knowing I was in the best care possible for me and my yet to be born baby. He spent a lot of time explaining things to me and answering any questions I had. He also called me personally a few days later with my blood test results. I will recommend Dr. Schaefer to anyone I know that is in need of an endocrinologist."
10/31/2016
"Routine check-up, no issues."
10/24/2016
"A good office, doctor, and people who care about me and my illnesses."
10/01/2016
"Dr Schaeffer was as usual so friendly, treated me with respect, asked about my general health even though I was there for my Thyroid condition, cared about me and my situation. Accomodated my being late but still spent significant time with me. Explained my blood test results and talked me thru my medication options. I am very appreciative of his time and effort he spent with me. This was not my first visit with him, and he has always been great....I highly recommend"
09/16/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is awesome! He has a great personality, he is always in a great mood. Very kind, caring and thoughtful and very knowledgeable!"
08/30/2016
"Provider very polite & caring - good examination."
08/18/2016
"He was wonderful. Spent a lot of time w/me."
07/07/2016
"Dr. Shaefer is wonderful He has diagnoised my problem which none has ever mentioned"
06/23/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is very personable. He knows his business and takes the time to listen to my concerns."
06/16/2016
"among all the doctors I see dr. Schaefer is one of the best and I never mind going to see him. even when I have issues that I have caused he speaks to me with a lot of patience and tries to correct my problem."
06/15/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is an exceptionally kind, caring, and compassionate doctor. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an endocrinologist."
06/14/2016
"Always spends time discussing concerns or issues. Dr Schaefer truly listens."
06/06/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is the most knowledgeable and compassionate doctor I have ever been to. He carefully reviewed my history, went over all my many symptoms-listening to me describe my worsening of health with concern and intent. He ordered the right tests to confirm my condition,not needless blood tests over and over like other doctors. He actually will explain what he believes is wrong,why he's ordering tests,what results mean and takes the time with patients to treat them as a whole-body,mind."
05/09/2016
"Dr. Shaefer is a knowledgeable, caring professional who has excellent people and communication skills. I would recommend him to anyone who needs medical care of this type."
04/27/2016
"My doctor is excellent & has been since my first visit. I have been coming here for many years."
03/28/2016
"All good."
03/24/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is excellent!"
03/10/2016
"Dr. Schaffer is a very nicer person that is easy to talk to about my medical issues. He is very knowledgeable and always explains things very thoroughly & in terms that I can understand. He appears to be a very good doctors and very good in the field of endocrinology. I am happy to have him has my doctor."
03/09/2016
"I love the way Dr. Schaefer takes his time and explains everything to me. He is extremely thorough with everything."
02/26/2016
"The assistant in doctor were very nice. I enjoyed talking with both, with their concerns about me."
01/27/2016
"Excellent doctor!!!"
01/12/2016
"good"
11/24/2015
"All good."
11/10/2015
"Good experience"
10/22/2015
"Dr. Schaefer is amazing. He is very courteous and caring."
10/21/2015
"Frankly, I have had many bad experiences over the years with the medical profession. I would not hesitate for one moment to recommend Dr. Schaefer to anyone requiring his services."
10/05/2015
"Excellent feed back from my friend after I recommended Dr. Schaefer to her."
08/27/2015
"Physician showed genuine concern, answered questions unrushed, excellent provider."
05/20/2015
"2 of my friends no go to Dr. Schaefer and they are very happy."
05/04/2015
"Excellent doctor & helper."

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Diabetic ketoacidosis was Michael Schaefer's springboard to the medicine. He found a lifelong friend and colleague in Craig Wexler, MD.