Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian Schafer, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

1000 E Paris Ave SE Ste 200

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 949-8554

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

Dr. Schafer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Schafer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Schafer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in Grand Rapids, MI |
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 times.Not sure if this was due to him being on call on a holiday & not wanting to work.He mentioned he was missing a family outting. Very unprofessional "physician." Won't recommend .
in Grand Rapids, MI |
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 anyone else.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schafer accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schafer has admitting privileges

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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