Dr. John Schafer, MD

Dr. John Schafer, MD

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Neurology  ·  
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74 y/o
(17)

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Dr. John Schafer, MD is a neurology specialist in Carmichael, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in neurology.Read his story

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Schafer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Tremor more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Brain Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schafer's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

To provide excellent care to all patients by treating each unique care.  

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology

Education

1976
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1973
University Chicago Hospital Clins
Residency Hospital
1972
University Chicago Hospital Clins
Internship Hospital
1971
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
1973
1972
1971

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Schafer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schafer

4.6

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
88.23529411764706%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
5.882352941176471%
(1)

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Average Reported Wait Time
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Dr. Schafer's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. John Schafer, MD
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Dr. Schafer was one of the kindest and most thorough doctors I have ever visited. He is thorough and professional and took more time than any other doctor I have visited. He genuine cares about all his patients and I feel lucky to have met with him. He was on top of everything and explained things in a detailed fashion. I wished that all doctors were as kind and caring as Dr. Shaefer!
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Dr Schafer is one of the best Doctors I have ever had.
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Dr. John Schafer is the specialist who took care of my wife, Linda Ottis, who suffered with MS, for 20 years. He was always completely professional, well educated in his field, and a true gentleman who became more than just a doctor, he became one of our family friends. My wife, Linda, passed away in 2011 as her disease was progressive and eventually overtook her. I just came across this survey today and wanted to take the time to complete it and compliment Dr. Schafer and thank him.
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