Dr. Catherine Schaefer, MD
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Dr. Catherine Schaefer, MD


Family Medicine | Female


Dr. Catherine Schaefer, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Sumter, SC. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Conway Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Schaefer is very money hungry. Even for maintenance medications she will make you go into the office every single month and pay for an appointment just to do a refill on your medication, even if you are only doing labs every 6 months. All medications are only given for 30 days, NO REFILLS. She has a rule of NEVER calling patients - she does not talk to patients on the phone for any reason, ever. She also doesn't remember her patients, even if she just saw them the previous week.
Columbia, SC |
Dr. Schaefer was my doctor for a number of years until she left the Columbia area. I have seriously considered driving to Sumter just to be able to use her again. I have not been able to find another doctor with her extraordinary skill set. I have found competent doctors but none that have inspired the confidence that I experienced when I was under her care.
in Columbia, SC |
I was Dr Schaefer's patient fo over 10 years prior to her relocating to Sumter. How I wish I could find another doctor like Dr Schaefer here in Columbia. She is a Dr who really cares about her patients .
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Dr. Schaefer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

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