Dr. Richard Schaefer, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Schaefer

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Ave Washington, DC 20037

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Dr. Richard Schaefer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaefer to book an appointment.


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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
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  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Dr Schaefer is an excellent doctor. He was a big help to me.
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Paula Stavrakas – Feb 27, 2020
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Bentley F Hunte – Feb 14, 2020
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Very helpful. Dr put me on path to solving falling problem. Listens carefully. Explains thoroughly. I trust his advice completely.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DG – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Schaefer is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise. He is kind, respectful, and very thorough. I highly recommend Dr.Schaefer!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Terry Griffin – Dec 31, 2019
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He is awesome made me feel very relaxed and he explained everything to me
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Mildred Shank – Dec 06, 2019
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He listened to my concerns and incorporated them into his diagnosis. He took a conservative approach which I like. His manner was very reassuring.
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Dr. Schaefer examined my knee in a follow-up appointment. He was very thorough & attentive to my concerns. He recommended further assessment based on my input.
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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Always a good listener, Dr. Schaefer takes time to answer questions and go over test results thoroughly. He is warm, caring and professional and treats his patient like a human being whose concerns should be taken seriously.
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Informative. Patient and caring. Professional.Service Excellence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Richard Schaefer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schaefer has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Schaefer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaefer frequently treats Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Schaefer specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Schaefer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schaefer's office is located at 6900 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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 (202) 782-0055.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Schaefer treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Arthroscopy
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Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(202) 782-0055

Dr. Schaefer accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Walter Reed Army Medical Center6900 Georgia Ave Washington, DC 20037
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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