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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Schaffer, Orthopaedic Surgeon is Average. Dr. Schaffer has been reviewed by 22 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 3 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
Promptness 3.6
Courteous Staff 3.5
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
Bedside Manner 3.2
Spends Time with Me 3.0
Follows Up After Visit 3.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. John Schaffer, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Awards

Dr. Schaffer graduated from Saint Louis University. He has 3 awards.

Presidential Honor Society University of Michigan
Best Resident Paper Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Magna Cum Laude University of Michigan


Dr. Schaffer has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital 
  • Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. John J Schaffer MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 29 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. John J. Schaffer practice?
Dr. John Schaffer has 5 office locations.
Dr. John Schaffer practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Norfolk, VA.
Additional practice locations include: Virginia Beach, VA.
See Norfolk Orthopedic Surgeons.