Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD

NephrologyFemaleAge 49

Dr. Schaefer
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Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic

1301 Medical Center Dr Ste 2501 Nashville, TN 37232

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Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has more experience with Nephrological Conditions and Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Cincinnati medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with Tennova Healthcare-cleveland. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaefer to book an appointment.

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    I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at age 7. 22 years later I was told by a doctor in Huntsville my kidney function was 10% after 8 months of dialysis I was ready to receive my second chance at life. My doctor first was Dr. Puck Jittarat but she ended up moving to Hawaii so before she left she transferred me over to Dr. Schaefer. I had seen her a few times and was nervous about changing doctors but she was so much like Puck and every visit is great she is an amazing doctor and person
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    Doris D in Ft Payne, AL – Jun 01, 2016
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    Dr. Schaefer has monitored my health as a post-transplant patient for over eight years now. She is an excellent doctor -- kind and compassionate, patient, up-to-date on treatment options. She listens with great heart and a wonderful sense of humor. I haven't had a single rejection episode in eight years. I'm very happy to have worked with her and would recommend her to anyone needing kidney health treatment.
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    Barbara in Manchester, TN – Feb 18, 2016
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    Care Philosophy

    The Division of Nephrology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. We offer a full range of services to help our patients prevent...Read more


    • Nephrology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology


    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    University of Cincinnati
    Medical School


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD accepting new patients?

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

    Dr. Schaefer frequently treats Nephrological Conditions and Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Schaefer specializes.

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

    Dr. Schaefer's office is located at 1301 Medical Center Dr Ste 2501, Nashville, TN 37232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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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 (615) 343-1064.

    Nephrological Conditions

    Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

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    Renal Osteodystrophy
    Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
    End-Stage Renal Disease
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    Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy specialists.

    Nephrotic Syndrome
    Nephritis and Nephropathy
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    Check Dr. Schaefer's experience treating your condition or procedure

    Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

    • Acidosis
    • Acute Glomerulonephritis
    • Acute Kidney Failure
    • Alkalosis
    • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
    • Chronic Kidney Diseases
    • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
    • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
    • Dehydration
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • End-Stage Renal Disease
    • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
    • Goodpasture's Disease
    • Gout
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
    • Iron Metabolism Disorders
    • Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Dysplasia
    • Kidney Infection
    • Kidney Infection, Acute
    • Kidney Stones
    • Limb Swelling
    • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
    • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
    • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
    • Nephritis and Nephropathy
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Purpura
    • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    • Renal Osteodystrophy
    • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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    (615) 343-1064

    Dr. Schaefer accepts the following insurance:

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