Dr. Harriet Schanzer, MD

Dr. Harriet Schanzer, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
64 y/o

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Dr. Harriet Schanzer, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Chester, VA. She is 64 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

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Dr. Schanzer's Experience

Dr. Schanzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Sunburn
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Audiometry
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schanzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schanzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schanzer to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (29 with comments)
Dr. Schanzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (29)
in N. Chesterfield |
Dr Schanzer is one of those rare doctors who really listen to their patients. I've been seeing her for years and her special training in geriatric medicine is beginning to be a bonus for me.
in Chesterfield, VA |
Having been a patient with Dr Schanzer for many years, I find her to be very professional in both medicine and her patient's well-being. She is very knowledgeable, courteous, and patient oriented when giving care and decivise diagnoses. I will recommend any and everyone to her. A physician whom you count on.
in Chester |
I have been seeing Dr. Schanger for 25 years. She is credited with saving my life 20 years ago. Her advice and especially explanations have ment everything to me. It is a shame I can't give her six stars.
in Richmond |
I am so grateful to the staff at Primary health group. I have been a patient of there for over 12 years and I have always been treated as if I was family. I highly recommend Primary health group to anyone looking for a forever Doctor!!!
in Midlothian, VA |
She is the most caring doctor that our family has ever had. She treats my husband and my Mom as well as me and always has time to listen. She is one of a kind and we feel so lucky to have her as our primary health provider and our friend!
Hopewell, VA |
Dr. Schanzer has been my doctor for about 15 or 20 years. I highly recommend her. She is very caring and understanding. She is very thorough and she has been taking care of all my health needs for many years. She is the best doctor I ever had. She is also my husband's Primary Care Physician . She was his doctor for several years before she was my doctor. We both love her.
Richmond, VA |
Dr. Schanzer was professional in every way. She showed an interest and didn't rush through the visit. She followed up with what she felt would be good for me at that time.
Richmond, VA |
I would recommend Dr. Schanzer because she is very thorough. She talks to you and finds out if you have any medical issues. She reminds you of tests that you should have based on your age or family history.
in Amelia Court House, VA |
Our family have been seeing Dr. Schanzer for 30 yrs. wouldn't have it any other way.
Philadelphia, PA |
I am a very satisfied patient of Dr. Schanzer for over 20 years. She is a great listener. She goes the extra mile to help with my issues I have great confidence in her decisions for care and recommend her to others.
in Richmond, VA |
My husband and I started going to Dr Schanzer shortly after she began practicing. We also took our 3 children. She has consistently provided the highest level of care. She is competent & compassionate, along with a great sense of humor and we re lucky to be in her care.
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr, Schanzer is a very caring doctor, She goes out of her way to make sure you get the care you need. She is a wonderful doctor. She has been my doctor for many years, and I feel lucky to have a doctor like her.
We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!
Richmond, VA |
I appreciated getting an appointment within 2 hours of calling the office. Dr. Schanzer was very familiar with my problem, gave me information I had previously not been given, ordered medication and I was on my way. Also everyone in the office is pleasant and helpful.
in Chesterfield Va. |
I've been a patient of Dr. Schanzer for over 20 years. She is an Awesome Dr. & person. I have the utmost Trust & Faith in her. She has actually saved me over the phone one time when the ER said I had anxiety I'd be fine. But migraines, vomiting, swelling ? I called the office; I got Dr. exchange; she was the Dr. on call ! She called me back; I explained the above; and she said; id become allergic to my Blood Pressure meds. Stop taking & the phone # to your pharmacy ! Years later; doing Great ??
in North Chesterfield VA |
Dr. Schanzer Is the epitome of who and what a doctor should be. She is so knowledgeable, caring, compassionate. She listens to you, and is never in a hurry. There really are no words for me to describe how I feel about her. For me I just feel she is just at the other end of the telephone when I need her. She has been my doctor for close to 30 years. I just pray she will not retire before I leave this earth!!
Thank you for connecting with us about this experience with our staff. We will be sure to pass this appreciation along.
in Chester, VA |
Dr. Schanzer has been my family's physician for years. She is competent, efficient, plain-spoken, and kind. I would hate to change to another doctor. Once, when my insurance was changed by my employer and I thought I would lose Dr. Schanzer, I considered keeping her and leaving the insurance company. Thank goodness I did not have to make that decision. My health over these many years have presented problems. She is a great diagnostician and problem-solver. My specialists respect her.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Powhatan, Va. 23139 |
Dr. Schanzer has taken care of our family for years and we drive 50 miles to have her care for us. She is a wonderful doctor and she genuinely cares about her patients. I would recommend her to anyone and you would be very lucky to have her for your physician.
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Richmond, VA |
Dr. Schanzer is a knowledgeable caring physician who has a no nonsense way of treating patients. She is through and does not waste my time.
Thank you for connecting with us about this experience with our staff. We will be sure to pass this appreciation along.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Schanzer is Absolutely wonderful! She has been my physician for all of my adult life. She is pleasant and caring and doesn't forget anything. If there is an abnormal finding, she will pursue a final diagnosis. Each specialist she has referred me to thinks highly of her. She is unique in the sense that she takes care of you entirely. I always feel better when I walk out of her office.
in Chester, VA |
She is always thorough and pleasant and I feel very comfortable with her
Richmond, VA |
Dr.Schanzer is a very caring physician and my daughter goes to her as well and I'm very confident in her recommendations? for our healthcare
Dr. Schanzer is simply the best doctor anyone can ask for. She is thorough and threats you with respect and explains things to you. She deals with you as a whole person! I have since moved to another state and find myself missing her.
in Richmond, VA |
Another great experience. Wait time was less than 15 min, (the last three visits) Dr. Schanzer is simply amazing ! This is the place to go for health care.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr.Schanzer is a great doctor.She remembers her patients & their families.She makes you feel comfortable, she doesn't judge,.She really cares about your health. I am a diabetic & she has been on the journey with me all of the way.Thanks to her I have lost 30 plus pounds & doing good.
in Richmond, VA |
She is the best...very professional and caring...
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Burkeville, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Schanzer for over 20 years, and she is simply the best -- very thorough, never dumbs down information, and very up to date on medical information. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a superb internal medicine and family practice physician.
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
Hopewell, VA |
Dr. Harriet Schanzer is a wonderful physician. She is compassionate , knowledgeable, easy to talk to and always takes time to listen to my concerns.
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
in Richmond, VA N. Chesterfield |
I give the same as in my fist survey. She is considerate, friendly and really cares fo me to remain well.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Chesterfield, VA |
She is very caring and easy to talk to. Dr Schanzer takes time with you and gets to know you.
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Dr. Schanzer accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • One Health
  • Optima Health
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Schanzer has admitting privileges

CJW Medical Center - Chippenham
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
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