Dr. R Schafer, MD

Dr. R Schafer, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. R Schafer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Brunswick, ME and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1984 and specializes in cardiology.

121 Medical Center Dr Ste 3100

Brunswick, ME 04011

Contact Information

(207) 729-7939

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Schafer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

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

  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schafer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schafer's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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

Dr. Schafer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

November 11, 2017 I saw Dr. Schafer several weeks ago for the second time having transferred my records to him a year ago. My initial visit was warm and accommodating with questions regarding my previous experience, and incredulousness that my former cardiologist had not scheduled several exams. ...more
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This office does not care about you as a person. They don't want to figure anything out and will not get back to you with test results.
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He always listens attentively, ponders what I say and comes up with solutions. He's called me back in the middle of the night, stayed late at the hospital, asking more questions. He never makes me feel like I am an imposition - in fact, the exact opposite.
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He gave the diagnosis before I was finished explaining the symptoms. I wasn't convinced by what he was saying and he wasn't able to provide facts that supported his position.
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He merits 5 stars, not those 4 1/2. He doesn't just write me off because I'm 91, but takes account of my philosophy and life style in his advice, saying that in spite of my repaired mitral valve I'm OK to continue mountain climbing. He communicates well- both speaking and listening, is...more
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