Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD
Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Schutzer is affiliated with Saint Francis Care.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 200

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 549-8256

Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD

Dr. Steven Schutzer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee


  • Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Union College, Schenectady, Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Strong Memorial Hospital Of The University Of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Connecticut Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schutzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Schutzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schutzer to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Schutzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Torrington, WY |
I have had left knee replacement surgery in 2015 with fantastic results. Recently I had a total right hip replacement with again fantastic results. Dr Schutzer and Sharon Hull are the best. Caring supportive and always answer your questions. They are also very cautious with procedures, infections and the overall health of their patients. They have given me my freedom back to do all the things I have been able to do for years. Thank you all ?? Maryrose Boulanger
in New Hartford, CT |
I recently had a Total knee replacement. Dr. Schutzer was very thorough, from explaining my options to what to expect from the procedure. He was always available and accessible and followed up with me each day during my inpatient stay. To say that CJRI is a well oiled professional machine is an understatement. I can honestly say the entire experience well exceeded my expectation.
Windsor, CT |
Several weeks ago I wrote a review for Dr. Schutzer based upon my experience with him and his staff during pre surgery visits. Now that the surgery is over I am even more grateful to him. My hip replacement was a success. I can hardly believe that I am pain free. Ellen Buda
in Rocky Hill, CT |
2 weeks ago, I had a total right hip replacement. I am in awe of the work of art I saw on my recent X-Ray, I am walking and recovering very well. Dr. Schutzer treated me with extreme care and the utmost clarity. All of my family and neighbors are surprised how well I am walking
Curious that you waited two years to write this. Money has never been a motivating factor in surgical decision making. I do not prescribe PT for the majority of my Total Hip patients because most elect to do their rehabilitation independently. For those with profound weakness, I use PT but wait at least 6 weeks post-surgery to allow safe healing and not risk complications. If you are having problems it has NOTHING to do with not having PT two years ago. Make an appointment I bet I can help.
in Hebron, CT |
Felt that $$ was a motivating factor in his recommending surgery. in fact,when i was having 2nd thoughts,he told me this isn't about the money even though i never considered that as a reason for not having the procedure. Surgery went well,but he does not recommend any PT,only walking (tough in winter). When I requested PT,it took a week of my calling daily for him to ok it(4 wks post). My hip muscles & tendons are still not right (surgery 2+ yrs ago). Im 58, PT would've helped dramatically.
in Southwick, MA |
Dr. Schutzer is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is old school. He controls everything, he checks everything and you get the sense that he loves his work. I cannot recommend this doctor enough - if you need to have work done - I'd wait until he was available.
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Dr. Schutzer accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Schutzer has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Care
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
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