Dr. Robert S. Schaefer, MD

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Dr. Robert S. Schaefer, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction | Male

Orthopaedic Associates of Kalamazoo 7901 S 12th St, Portage, MI 49024 Get Directions
(269) 978-0444

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Dr. Schaefer specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction and practices in Portage, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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      • Aetna
      • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      • Assurant Health
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • Cofinity
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Golden Rule
      • Humana
      • Medical Mutual of Ohio
      • Principal Financial Group
      • Priority Health
      • Sagamore Health Network
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      4.6 based on 18 responses
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      in Huntington Beach, CA |
      I flew from California in 2005 for consult with De. Schaefer. He had done surgery on a fiend for both his knees and came highly recommended. I ended up flying back and had both my knees done at he same time. It's 11 years later and I'm still 100% pain free and continue with a very active lifestyle at 58. Dr. Schaefer gets my highest Grade! Mike Foster Huntington Beach, Ca
      in Portage,Mi |
      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 and makes sure you understand! Even all of his staff is just incredible!!! I would and in fact I have recommend him to do many people!! I have never found a Dr who cares as much for his patients as him!
      in Kalamazoo, MI |
      He was contracted to remove a bone spur from my elbow. My right ulna was operated on but he only did part of the job and left several problematic bone spurs that will have to be removed . He had my entire elbow exposed and failed to take the time to completely remove all of the problems. He stated that he removed the one spur but what type of person would fail to perform work that would completely heal the patient when the opportunity was presented to do so. Post Op he completely ignores you.
      in Eaton Rapids, MI |
      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 others. I give them 4 stars.
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      Specialties

      • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • 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
      • Arthritis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • 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
      • 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
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Hernia
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • 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
      • 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
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Sever's Disease
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tendonitis
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Replacement
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Humerus
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • 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
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • 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
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1986

      • Internship Hospital
        Mount Carmel Med Ctr

        Completed in 1987

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1992

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cincinnati Sports Med Ctr

        Completed in 1993

      • Undergraduate School
        Miami University, Oxford, Oh

        Graduated in 1980

      • Other Education
        Wright State University

        Completed in 1983

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Schaefer's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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