Dr. Randall Schaefer, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Randall Schaefer, MD
Dr. Randall Schaefer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Pine Grove, CA |
    My wife and I always went to my appointments together and he treated both of us professionally, answering our questions about my upcoming Total Knee Replacement. His staff is fantastic! They take care of everything that comes up in a timely, caring and friendly manner. He has a very dry sense of humor. He had me get all teeth work done ahead of surgery, has an Internist, Dr. Catapano, see you before surgery and take care of you in the hospital, all to help prevent infection. Knee is great!
    in Sacramento, CA |
    the only good part about my visit was some of the office staff the doctor kept me waiting over 3 hours past my schedule time before he finally came in to see me. He was one of the most cold and rude doctors I've ever paid to help take care of me. He does not care. He sat there in the room with me and probably look at me three or four times the entire time he was there. I left there with no answers and feeling like a low life because he belittled me about taking pain medications for my pain.
    Sacramento Ca |
    My experience with this doctor was horrible. He does not respect the patients he works with and becomes very vindictive difficult if he is questioned in any manner.
    in Sacramento, CA |
    Great care and excellent job done on my left shoulder. Back to work. Thank you!
    in CHICO, CA |
    He is the BEST! 2 surgeries so far (shoulder and elbow) both experiences I felt that I couldn't have been in better hands. His office staff are great as well!
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    Dr. Schaefer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


    • Medical School
      George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

      Graduated in 1981

    • Internship Hospital
      Keesler Air Force Base Hosp

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      Wash University Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

      Completed in 1988

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate