Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD
Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Great Falls, MT. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Benefis Health System.

1300 28th St S Ste 7

Great Falls, MT 59405

Contact Information

(406) 454-0375

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
more than 87% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Montana.

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

  • 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

Dr. Schaefer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaefer to family and friends
4.7
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schaefer'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
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.
in Cut Bank, Mt. |
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 be.
in Dickinson, ND |
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.
in Great Falls, MT |
I have high anxiety, a huge fear of needles and DO NOT like to go to the doctor. When I learned I had to have surgery, I had one of my biggest anxiety attacks ever. 2 weeks later I finally went in and met Dr. Schaefer. I was scared, he was quiet but straight forward. When he saw my apprehension toward needles, he laughed at me but I could see his compassion. On the morning of my surgery I was nervous but when he came in I felt completely at ease. Great Dr. and a wonderful staff!!
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Dr. Schaefer accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Schaefer has admitting privileges

Benefis Health System
1101 26th St S
Great Falls, MT 59405
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