Dr. Edwin Schafer, MD

Dr. Edwin Schafer, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(6)
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Dr. Edwin Schafer, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Omaha, NE. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

8901 Indian Hills Dr Ste 200

Omaha, NE 68114

Contact Information

(402) 397-7057

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 89% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schafer "Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, (MGI) is committed to providing high quality, cost conscious patient care to our patients utilizing a team approach. Our board certified gastroenterologists share a passion for gastroenterology and work as a team, providing care in clinics and hospitals across the metropolitan Omaha/Council Bluffs area, as well as many outlying towns in Nebraska and Iowa."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Acute Gastritis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Infectious Diarrhea
  • Chronic Steatorrheal Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colitis
  • Colitis-Like Hematochezia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dieulafoy's Lesion
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Thrombocytopenia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foregut Disorders
  • Frequent Heartburn
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Erosion
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gilbert's Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • IBS Associated With Giardiasis
  • Ileitis
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inherited Conditions
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Damage - Aspirin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Lipoproteine Lipase Deficiency
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malabsorption and Malnutrition
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Mucositis
  • Nausea
  • Neutropenia
  • Nocturnal Heartburn
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Pseudoobstruction Idiopathic Intestinal
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Sepsis
  • Severe Constipation
  • Severe Heartburn
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Stomach Bleeding
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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Procedures

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • College of Saint Thomas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Creighton University
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • U Nebr Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • U Nebr Coll Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schafer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Schafer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Schafer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Schafer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Schafer's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schafer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark

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Hospitals where Dr. Schafer has admitting privileges

The Nebraska Medical Center
4350 Dewey Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
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Chi Health Bergan Mercy
7500 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE 68124
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Chi Health Immanuel
6901 N 72nd St
Omaha, NE 68122
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Chi Health Lakeside
16901 Lakeside Hills Ct
Omaha, NE 68130
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The Nebraska Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68114
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Chi Health Mercy Council Bluffs
800 Mercy Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
933 E Pierce St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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