Dr. Matthew Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Matthew Schaeffer, MD

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Dr. Matthew Schaeffer, MD is a spine physiatry specialist in Kennett Square, PA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1998 and specializes in spine physiatry, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

400 McFarlan Rd Ste 100

Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Schaeffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer treats Coccygeal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaeffer treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaeffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Schaeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Strain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Dr. Schaeffer believes that over 90% of all neck and back pain can be successfully treated without surgery. As a top back doctor, he focuses on finding the cause of the pain and providing thorough education to patients. Treatment begins with a thorou...

Specialties

  • Spine Physiatry
  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2003
Stanford University Hospital & Clinic
Residency Hospital
1999
Lankenau Hospital
Internship Hospital
1998
Stanford University
Medical School
1998
Temple University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
Emory University
Undergraduate School
2003
1999
1998
1998
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Schaeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaeffer

3.9

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
62%
(31)
4 Stars
10%
(5)
3 Stars
4%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
24%
(12)

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Dr. Schaeffer is an engaged listener and does not assume your problem or rush you along. I am more than happy with our treatment plan and next steps if it doesn’t give expected results. Downsides, this practice is just TOO big...30 people in waiting room, feels like an assembly line, and billing is...Read More
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Personable and caring. He was helpful and provided me with good feedback. I gave 5 stars although i was seen 45 minutes late - that may not have been his fault
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Was very impressed with Dr. Schaeffers' professionalism and communication skills. He took a great deal of time to explain my various options. Also found him very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him!
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Always friendly and professional! Takes time to explain your symptoms and test results and treatment plan.
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Happy with the testing ordered and treatment plan options. Quick and concise .
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Chester County Hospital

West Chester, PA