Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

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Age 58
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Dr. Brian Schafer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1988 and specializes in cardiology.

1000 E Paris Ave SE Ste 200

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schafer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Schafer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Usaf Med Center Wright Patterson Afb
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Usaf Med Center Wright Patterson Afb
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Wilford Hall Med Center Lackland Afb
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schafer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schafer's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Schafer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Had the unfortunate experience of meeting Dr. Schafer when he saw my mom over a holiday weekend.He was rude.Bedside manner was lacking & nonexistent.I felt he spoke down to me & any questions I had were quickly shot down. After he delivered the devastating diagnosis,his attitude was cold.Yelling at...more
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Dr Schafer is a fantastic cardiologist. He has a great professional yet friendly attitude. He also has a great sense of humor which I love because it takes the edge off from a scary situation. I would recommend him to family and friends both. I cannot imagine putting my life into the hands of...more
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