Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(10)
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Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, MD
Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in State College, PA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Geisinger Medical Center, Mount Nittany Medical Center and Lewistown Hospital.

200 Scenery Dr

State College, PA 16801

Contact Information

(814) 342-8020

Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, MD

Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
75

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of MD Med Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaefer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaefer to family and friends
2.6
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schaefer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in West Decatur |
I am originally from near Philadelphia. I had a craniotomy to remove some of my tumor. Dr. Schaefer became my neurologist when I moved up here. Back in 2014, my tumor started to grow without my knowledge. I had no new symptoms. My doctors in Philadelphia want MRIs done every year for 10 years. I chose to leave Dr. Schaefer. She is not on the same page as my doctors in Philadelphia. Dr. Schaefer refuses to do MRI Scans yearly for 10 years as University of Pennsylvania doctors advise.
in Sunbury pa |
Doctor was cold during administering a painful test that she did NOT prepare me for, in any way. She did not review my case and she was not knowledgeable about my history. She offer no solution or comfort for my diagnosis. She recommended more tests, which she never ordered. I guess she delegated that to her fellow but it never got communicated. Still waiting. She has no regard for my time. Sent me for a brain MRI. Her fellow wanted my neck done too. Dr. Schaefer refused. Now I have to go back
in West Decatur, PA |
very caring doctor take good care me
in State College, PA |
I waited a full hour pst my appt. time in the exam room. Overheard a doctor telling a nurse that the exam room still had blood in it from the day before. Exam room was dirty, facility smelled. Doctor Schaefer came in, refused to shake my hand. Greeted my me with a scowl. I was told I had a full hour with her, but she remained only 20 min. She was rude, cold, cruel, interrupted me constantly, dismissed my pain and symptoms. One of the worst physicians I have ever had the displeasure of seeing.
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Dr. Schaefer accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schaefer has admitting privileges

Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
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Lewistown Hospital
400 Highland Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044
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Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803
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