Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 87% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 83% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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12  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaefer

4.3

Based on 17 reviews

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1 Star
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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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Sharla in Great Falls, MT – Jun 08, 2018
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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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Mar 08, 2018
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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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Sep 28, 2017
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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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Jeff Gottlob in Cut Bank, Mt. – Jul 25, 2017
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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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R.J. Burns in Dickinson, ND – Mar 18, 2017
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