Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO

Interventional NephrologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Schaefer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

San Antonio Kidney

18707 Hardy Oak Blvd # 530 San Antonio, TX 78258

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Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO is a Interventional Nephrology Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital Stone Oak. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaefer to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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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 (210) 888-2333.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

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.

Dr. Schaefer is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Schaefer accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Delta Dental
Dental Network of America
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
United Concordia
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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If your serious about your kidney health this is the doctors to see. Extremely good bedside manner . Very knowledgeable and will explain your prognosis in terms that patients can understand . He spends time with his patients AND their family members to explain options and plan (s)of action. He is very thorough and caring . His office staff cares and makes sure to help you get what you need . Appointment times are punctual and on time . There is nothing negative to say ! I wish he could be our primary physician as well as our kidney specialist !
Eva Moore – Sep 08, 2021
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Dr. Schaefer is the only doctor, kidney specialist or otherwise, who took the time to listen. Not grabbing a laptop and ignoring me like other doctors have done. He is very knowledgeable, very caring, and takes his time to explain the ins and outs of your condition. The staff there is the best! I wish I could remember one nurse’s name who was spot on with all that entailed my visit. She was awesome! Thank you all for your making me feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brenda K. – Feb 16, 2021
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Dr. Schaefer has always taken the time to consider the best course of therapy and to explain in readiy understandable detail the science and medicine involved. Very personable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Ron White in San Antonio, TX – Mar 08, 2018
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Dr. Schaefer is knowledgeable and straightforward. He takes time with his patients and explains in easily understood terms. He always asks for questions and answers them completely. He is very personable and easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Jan 30, 2018
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Good doctor that cares for his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry B. in San Antonio, TX – May 28, 2016
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About Me


Matthew E. Schaefer, DO, is board-certified in general nephrology, diagnostic and interventional nephrology, and internal medicine, and is a vascular interpreter...Read more


  • Interventional Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Board Certifications


Hlth Sci Ctr University of MO
Fellowship Hospital
Health Science Center University Of Mo
Residency Hospital
Hlth Sci Ctr University of MO
Internship Hospital
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Medical School
Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schaefer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaefer frequently treats Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Schaefer specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO's office located?

Dr. Schaefer's office is located at 18707 Hardy Oak Blvd # 530, San Antonio, TX 78258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Matthew Schaefer, DO speak?

Dr. Schaefer speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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San Antonio Kidney

San Antonio Kidney18707 Hardy Oak Blvd # 530 San Antonio, TX 78258
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

North Central Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

3 Awards Received

Northeast Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

3 Awards Received

Peterson Regional Medical Center

Kerrville, TX

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

St. Lukes Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

3 Awards Received