Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD

Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
(21)
Save
Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Portage, MI and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

7901 S 12th St

Portage, MI 49024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • 7 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Schaefer's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Schaefer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achilles Tendinitis
ACL Surgery
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Broken Arm
Bunion
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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
De Quervain's Release
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Replacement
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Tenotomy
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Excision of Humerus
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Heel Spur
Hernia
Herniated Disc
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Injuries
Knee Pain
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
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
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Diseases
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sports Injuries
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tendonitis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Schaefer received his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1980 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his Master of Science degree in physiology in 1983 from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he received his medical degree in 1986...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1993
    Cincinnati Sports Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
    1993
  • 1992
    University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
    1992
  • 1987
    Mount Carmel Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
    1987
  • 1986
    Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1986
  • 1983
    Wright State University
    1983
  • 1980
    Miami University, Oxford, OH
    Undergraduate School
    1980

Awards

Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaefer

4.6

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
90.47619047619048%
(19)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(2)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Schaefer?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Schaefer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD
RecentMost Helpful
Reply
Had my first total done when I was 65. Second one followed at 68. I am somewhat familiar with medical procedures such as these. The surgical part could probably be done by any number of the orthopedic docs in town. But the real difference is the attention during rehab. Dr. Schaefer attended to...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD?
Reply
I have dealt with knee pain for 20+ years and never imagined a day without my cane or an hour without pain. When I showed up to Dr Schaefer’s office I was at my worse - confined to a wheelchair and Knee surgery was my only option if I ever wanted to walk again. Within months I had both knees...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD?
Reply
Dr. Schaefer did both my my knees at the same time in 2005.I flew back and forth several times from California for consultations after a severely botched surgery on my right knee by a Newport Beach surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Schaefer for anyone in need of cutting edge surgery to alleviate pain...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD?
Reply
I have been with Dr Schaefer for about 8 years now. He took me on, as I am another local orthopedic Drs mess up! Dr Schaefer he knows his stuff And stays up to date on procedures and technology, he takes the time to listen to you and he truly cares for his patiants! He explains everything to you...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD?
Reply
They accepted me as a new Medicaid patient since no one in the Lansing, Michigan area would. I am very thankful for that! Their care was excellent as compared to other Ortho physicians I have seen in the past. They were very interested in me as a patient and my condition. I would recommend them to...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Schaefer, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Schaefer?

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Principal Financial Group
Priority Health
Sagamore Health Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Schaefer treats patients.

Learn more

Oaklawn Hospital

Marshall, MI