Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

Dr. Brian Schafer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
I was born and raised in south Louisiana. I lived in Baton Rouge until I graduated high school. I went to college at Rhodes College, medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and orthopedic training at Campbell Clinic, all in Memphis Tennessee. I served three and a half years in the Air Force as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Once I left the service I started practice in Cape Girardeau, MO in September of 2001 and have been here ever since. It is been a great place to live, a great place to raise my two daughters, and a great medical community. I have been a team physician for Southeast Missouri State University since 2006.

48 Doctors Park

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Contact Information

(573) 335-7040

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schafer "I want to work with my patients to make sure they understand what their condition is and all the treatment options for that condition. Getting better is a team effort and if you understand what is causing the problem you will be better able to participate in solving it. Many problems that bring people to an Orthopedic surgeon are not surgical. Most can be treated with medications, injections, casts, braces, physical therapy, or activity modification. I will discuss your condition with you and give you your treatment options then you can decide how you would like to proceed. I will give you my recommendations and guidance, but it is ultimately your body and your decision on what treatment path to pursue. "

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Rhodes College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • The Campbell Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
2.9
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Schafer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Jonesboro, IL |
Dr. Schafer will be replacing my second knee soon. He and his staff have been very helpful and I appreciate their sincerity and work ethics.
in Fairdealing |
Dr. Schafer was my first choice simply because of word of mouth references. I probably talked to 20 people over 5 years that he had operated on and not one had a bad experience; most had better than expected results. My knees had been painful and unusable since I was age 42-43. I was terrified of having the surgery because of the expected pain; it was much less than I expected, very tolerable. Bonus, I was able to walk again right after! You won't regret this surgery. I have my life back.
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Hospitals where Dr. Schafer has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Medical Center
211 Saint Francis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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Southeast Hospital
1701 Lacey St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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