Dr. Gary Schaer, MD

Dr. Gary Schaer, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
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63 y/o

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Dr. Gary Schaer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Oak Park, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

University Cardiologists

610 S Maple Ave Ste 2200

Oak Park, IL 60304
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Schaer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schaer "I started medical school in 1975 and finished in 1979. Interventional cardiology did not exist as a specialty. There were no balloons. There were no stents. There were no ways for doctors - interventional cardiologists like me - to open up and unclog blocked coronary arteries. All of this technology, all of these tremendous advances have established themselves over the last twenty-five years, all during the time that I've been in practice. It's a great joy to take a patient who's having chest pain - whether it's in the setting of a heart attack or it's a more chronic problem - and then be able to treat that blockage without surgery - with a minimally invasive approach with balloons and stents. We're doing research now with stem cells. These are stem cells that may come from the patient's own body or perhaps from an unrelated donor. The stem cells are then injected using a small catheter, a minimally invasive approach, injecting the stem cells directly into the damaged heart muscle to try to repair and regenerate some of that damaged heart muscle to improve the patient's quality and perhaps quantity of life."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Georgetown University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • National Institute Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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