Dr. Amy Schefler, MD

Dr. Amy Schefler, MD

Ocular Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Amy Schefler, MD is an ocular oncology specialist in Wharton, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2002 and specializes in ocular oncology, ophthalmology, and more.Read her story

2100 Regional Medical Dr

Wharton, TX 77488

Contact Information

(800) 635-4021

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schefler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Dr. Schefler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schefler treats Eye Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Schefler treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schefler treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Schefler treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schefler treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Schefler treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Schefler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Trauma
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Leucocoria
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Uveal Melanoma
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

About Me

Care Philosophy

Founded in 1988, RCH has decades of collective experience in the management of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula. Our commitment to our patients,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Amy Schefler is a board-certified ocular oncologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at Retina Consultants of Houston. She has a special expertise in...Read more

Specialties

  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Research
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Residency Hospital
2004
UCLA
Internship Hospital
2004
UCLA|University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
2004
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
2002
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical School
2002
Weill Cornell Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
2002
Weill Cornell Medical College|Weill Cornell Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
1998
Yale
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Amy Schefler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schefler frequently treats Eye Cancer, Vitreous Hemorrhage, and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schefler treats.

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Dr. Schefler's office is located at 2100 Regional Medical Dr, Wharton, TX 77488. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Schefler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schefler

4.4

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
80%
(36)
4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(2)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(5)
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I get a shot in my left eye every three months. I really like Dr. Schefler and the way she treats me and the ease of getting the shot. I prefer her to any other doctor on the staff
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Pillows – Sep 19, 2019
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She was very thorough and answered all my questions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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judy messock – Aug 29, 2019
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Wonderful group of professionals! I'm so blessed to have Dr Schefler taking care of me. I've been going to this group for 20 years. I started out with Dr Wong. Wonderful doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Donna Richardson in Round Rock, TX – Aug 09, 2019
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A great place to be
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Vicky Polanco – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr. Schefler and her staff were very thorough and professional. Will definitely return for annual follow ups and recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 27, 2019
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Dr Schefler always thanks us if we have to wait, takes extra time answering questions or concerns and we think she’s the best! Operated on detached retina 7 years ago and have had no problems since—we see her yearly. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard/Virginia Murray – Jul 18, 2019
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Dr Schefler is amazing and so is her staff! We have been very pleased with her treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 21, 2019
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Dr. Schefler and team have been amazing! Very knowledgeable and was a life saver no doubt!! Had an urgent situation and they got me in quickly and took great care of me and my situation!! Would most definitely recommend her to anyone!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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L.Glover in TX, TX – Jun 13, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Schefler for four years. I always feel confident with her diagnosis and with her advice. Given an opportunity, I would surly recommend Retina Consultants of Houston.
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May 24, 2019
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Mine was, more or less, an urgent situation, so I was very lucky to be able to see her. She had a staff who did the photos/preliminary exams and they were excellent. When I saw her, she had all the results. The news was good and she gave me all the info I needed. To me, time spent was not relevant, as she gave me all the time I needed to ask questions. Since the news was good, I had very few questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Francyne Anderson in TX – Oct 06, 2018
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Professional, listens well, asks a lot of questions and invites questions, explains well. Patient, friendly, respectful. Trusts the patient's experience, even when symptoms are subjective.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Denise Lanier in Seabrook, TX – Apr 13, 2017
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One office said the took my insurance on the phone. The got my insurance card when I arrived but an hour later after my eyes wee displayed they said I had to go to another office because none of the doctors took my plan. Waited over 2 hours to see the doctor at appointment #2
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Rob B in Houston, Tx – Sep 20, 2016
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Advertised specialty about which she is not knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Baytown, TX – May 15, 2016
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Locations

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Wharton Office2100 Regional Medical Dr Wharton, TX 77488
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Lehmann Eye Center

Nacogdoches Office5300 North St Nacogdoches, TX 75965
2

Retina Consultants Of Houston

Retina Consultants of Houston Pllc6560 Fannin St Ste 750 Houston, TX 77030
3
Retina Consultants Of Houston2906 Brentwood Dr Ste 300 Lufkin, TX 75901
4

Retina Consultants Of Houston

Katy Office (in the La Centerra shopping center)23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Ste G205 Bldg Gh Katy, TX 77494
5
Bellaire Office6750 West Loop S 1060 Bellaire, TX 77401
6
Cypress Office21216 Northwest Fwy 630 Cypress, TX 77429
7
Livingston Office400 Bypass Ln 105 Livingston, TX 77351
8
Sugar Land Office16605 Southwest Fwy 305 Sugar Land, TX 77479
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The Woodlands Office17350 St Lukes Way 120 The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Space Center Blvd Office11460 Space Center Blvd 200 Houston, TX 77059
11

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schefler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

82% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received