Dr. Michael Schechter, MD

Dr. Michael Schechter, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Schechter, MD is a pediatric pulmonology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.

1000 E Broad St

Richmond, VA 23219

Contact Information

(804) 828-2467

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Schechter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Asthma
normal
more than 5% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 5% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
2

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
16

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Nodule
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Vascular Disease
2

Procedures

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • University Of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • St Christophers Hospital For Children
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • St Christophers Hospital For Children
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of North Carolina Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
2.0
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Schechter's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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I am not happy with this doctor. He is VERY condescending. He will treat you like you are stupid. If you ask a question, he'll make it sound like your question is a dumb. He is not personable and not child friendly. Very dissatisfied!
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Stafford, VA |
We (my two young children and I) showed up 15 mins early to our appointment and waited behind one other family. By the time we were put in a waiting room it was way past our scheduled time and we were told there was only one patient ahead of us. We never saw a doctor. We waited for an hour and 15...more
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in Malvern, PA |
Not a very nice man. More worried about himself than his patients. Try to be friendlier to people and less condescending.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schechter accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Schechter has admitting privileges

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center
1250 E Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23298
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