Dr. Steven Schafer, MD

Dr. Steven Schafer, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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51 y/o
(25)

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Dr. Steven Schafer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bradenton, FL. He is 51 years old. Dr. Schafer is affiliated with Blake Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Pain Management

6015 Pointe West Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34209
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Schafer's Experience

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Dr. Schafer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
1

Board Certifications

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schafer to family and friends
3.9
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Schafer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Bradenton, FL |
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.
in bradenton, fl |
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 staff. Phone calls are answered promptly, the waiting time is minimal. I cannot say enough good things about this doctor and his practice. Therapy staff is A++ also. All of my experiences have been A++
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!
in Bradenton, FL |
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 what is best for you. The last thing he wanted to do was make my life harder by putting me through surgery and having a longer recovery times and I am grateful he found a better way to deal with it.
Sarasota, FL |
He has extremely poor people skills. Wouldn't go to him if he was the last orthopedic surgeon on the planet!
I honestly try very hard to help people. Unfortunately that doesn't always happen. As far as people skills, I may at times try to over explain things. For some patients that is helpful, for others it is just too much information. I still think the vast majority of my patients feel I am working in their best interest.
in Ohio City, OH |
Pain in knee/ injection helped. 3weeks later/ pain back. Visit again, did not look at knee,knee swollen, difficult to walk/ was told to see rheumatologist. See you. $50.00 please
I do occasionally see patients I cannot help. Most scenarios where I recommend a rheumatologist are in patients who have an inflammatory type arthritis and I do not feel surgery is in their best interest. I think the dishonest surgeon would offer an unnecessary surgery in the case of a patient with swelling and mild to moderate arthritis. I do apologize if patients are inconveninced in the process of trying to treat their problem correctly.
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Dr. Schafer accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
    NetworkBlue
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MCM Maxcare
  • Meritain Health
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Schafer has admitting privileges

Blake Medical Center
2020 59th St W
Bradenton, FL 34209
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34202
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Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 2nd St E
Bradenton, FL 34208
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