Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Great Falls, MT and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1300 28th St S Ste 7

Great Falls, MT 59405

Contact Information

(406) 454-0375

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dr. Schaefer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Spine Disorders more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Spinal Stenosis more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Great Falls, MT and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • University Of Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital
  • Thos Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1984
    Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1984

Awards

Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaefer

4.3

Based on 17 reviews

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NOT impressed. Filled out reams of medical history, sent MRI, etc. Dr. entered room said "what's going on?" My sister-in-law explained her symptoms related to cervical vertebrae issue. Dr. said "I can't help you" and walked out of the room. Waste of time and money!!
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Dr. Schaefer operated on my broken neck. Very pleased as I have no side effects or pain. Would recommend him for any neurosurgery.
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Dr. Schaefer is an excellent doctor. I felt completely safe going into surgery thanks to him, and he was able to remove my difficult tumor. Even though my situation was scary, he made me feel confident that he was capable of giving me the best care out there.
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Dr. Schaefer treated me like a friend and showed genuine concern over my back problem. He went over all the options available and took the time to explain everything about my procedure. I would recommend him to everyone. I had great results and his follow up was everything I thought it should...Read More
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I had Cranial Surgery to remove a large blood clot on the right side of my brain. I've never had any kind of surgery done before so I had nothing to compare this to however, I was more than impressed with Dr. Schaefer's work.
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Benefis Health System

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