Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 72

Dr. Schaefer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Howard Cty Ctr Lung/Sleep Med

10910 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 100-10 Columbia, MD 21044

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(410) 740-3635

Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Columbia, MD and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaefer to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schaefer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schaefer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schaefer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 740-3635.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Schaefer typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Schaefer typically treats 88% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Schaefer typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchitis
Emphysema
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Schaefer typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Pneumonia
Asthma
Shortness of Breath
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Schaefer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO

Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaefer

3.3

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
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(10)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
5%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
40%
(8)
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What went well
  • Office environment (13)
  • Staff friendliness (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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Rate '0', if I could. Horrendous experience. I'm a longtime patient who has seen the decline in the practice quality. Unable to reach anyone to make appt, no one returns messages when left as instructed. Confusion in office over appt scheduling. Moving on to another practice after over 10 years. Ridiculous.
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The appointment was scheduled for 2 PM, he entered the room at 3:50. Dr Schaefer replaced my pulmonologist in this group; I saw him for the first time. Without apology for his late arrival, he was rude and abrupt and appeared disinterested in my treatment. He spent less then 15 minutes with me, but reported a longer time to the insurance. Last visit with this doctor and group, and I will NOT recommend them to anyone.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Columbia, MD and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1980
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Mercy Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Mercy Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schaefer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Schaefer's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaefer frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Schaefer specializes.

Where is Dr. Edward Schaefer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schaefer's office is located at 10910 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 100-10, Columbia, MD 21044. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Howard Cty Ctr Lung/Sleep Med

Howard Cty Ctr Lung/Sleep Med10910 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 100-10 Columbia, MD 21044
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Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)