Dr. Gary Schafer, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 66

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Gary Schafer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Rutherfordton, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wake Forest U, School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Rutherford Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Gary Schafer, MD

Rutherford Regional Medical Center

288 S Ridgecrest Ave Rutherfordton, NC 28139 ()
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(828) 286-5000

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schafer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(828) 286-5000

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He is awful he would not listen he was not a good dr. He rushed the appointment he did not do right at all
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Jul 24, 2019
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About Me


Dr. Gary Schafer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Rutherfordton, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine


Maine Med Center
Residency Hospital
Wake Forest U, School of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Gary Schafer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schafer frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Sleep Apnea, and Asthma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schafer treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Schafer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schafer's office is located at 288 S Ridgecrest Ave, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Rutherford Regional Medical Center288 S Ridgecrest Ave Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Atrium Health

Cpn Inc Dba Rutherford Internal Medicine Ass181 Daniel Rd Forest City, NC 28043

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Rutherford Regional Medical Center

Rutherfordton, NC

45% Patients that would definitely recommend, 25% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received