Dr. Steven Schafer, MD

Dr. Steven Schafer, MD

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52 y/o
(27)

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Dr. Steven Schafer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Coastal Orthopedics

6015 Pointe West Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34209
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Freedom Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Drainage
very high
more than 95% 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.

Dr. Schafer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schafer "Dr. Steven Schafer is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder surgery as well as sports injuries. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Schafer treats patients of all ages with special interest in athletic injuries in both the young and aging athlete. Dr. Schafer serves as the sports medicine physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academies and State College of Florida. Dr. Schafer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and a die-hard Wolverines fan."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schafer "We are a world-class healthcare organization specializing in the care and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system, including: orthopedics, sports medicine, and pain management. Our specialists also have advanced expertise in work-related injuries, participate in clinical research trials and offer a host of onsite services, including outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

94  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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43  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • 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 Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 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 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Missouri
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Missouri
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American Sports Medicine Institute
    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

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Schafer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Very caring and thorough. He spent a lot of time with me going over all my options. Did not try to push me into surgery until all my other options had been explored and exhausted.
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While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always planned or expected, we're happy you chose us for your care and are so glad to hear how well you are doing!

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Rotator Kuff repair excellents results. The team PA Holley and DN Tresta are couteous and follow up on requests for service providing excellents care.
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While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always planned or expected, we're happy you chose us for your care and are so glad to hear how well you are doing!

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My experience with Dr Schafer has been excellent. From diagnosis, through surgery, and into post-op, Dr Schafer has clearly coomunicated the details and next steps to completing the journey. I would highly recommend his expertise to anyone.
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Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We are happy to hear how well you are doing!

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Dr. Schafer and his entire staff are wonderful! Dr. Schafer is very thorough, genuinely concerned about you as a patient, takes a lot of time to answer your questions and concerns, and is a wonderful surgeon. He is very caring and has passed this level of professionalism along to all on his...more
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While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always planned or expected, we're happy you chose us for your care and are so glad to hear how well you are doing!

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He is great, only people who are upset leave reviews so I thought I would make people considering him know the truth. I had a very interesting and difficult case of a badly messed up knee due to a fall, he was very thorough in making a decision on treatment, you can tell he really cares and wants...more
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