Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD

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Nephrology | Female

Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD
Dr. Heidi Schaefer, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Dr. Schaefer's 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 or delay kidney failure, and to live healthier, more satisfying lives while managing a kidney disorder.

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    Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

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    5.0
    based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
    Dr. Schaefer's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (2)
    in Ft Payne, AL |
    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
    in Manchester, TN |
    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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    Dr. Schaefer's 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 or delay kidney failure, and to live healthier, more satisfying lives while managing a kidney disorder.

    Dr. Schaefer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Nephrology
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Acidosis
    • Acute Glomerulonephritis
    • Acute Kidney Failure
    • Alkalosis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
    • Chronic Kidney Diseases
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
    • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
    • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Dehydration
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • End-Stage Renal Disease
    • Gout
    • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
    • Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Failure
    • Kidney Infection, Acute
    • Kidney Stones
    • Limb Swelling
    • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
    • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
    • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
    • Nephritis and Nephropathy
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Proteinuria
    • Purpura
    • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
    • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    • Renal Hypertension
    • Small Kidney
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Cincinnati

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

      Completed in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

      Completed in 2001

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

      Completed in 2003

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Nephrology

    Procedures Performed

    • Hemodialysis
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Pancreas Transplant
    • Peritoneal Dialysis