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About Dr. Gary R Schafer

Dr. Gary R Schafer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Forest City, NC. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Schafer is affiliated with Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Schafer has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary R Schafer is Great. Dr. Gary R Schafer has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary R Schafer is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rutherford Internal Medicine Associates

181 Daniel Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
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Specialties

Dr. Gary R Schafer has the following 2 specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary R Schafer has the following 9 expertise

  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Emphysema
  • Chest Infection
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma

Dr. Gary R Schafer has 0 board certified specialties

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Four Stars

Felt like i was being rushed out of office. Explain how i feel but says physiologically i cant feel this way. 2nd visit and still feel like was talked down to.

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Knows his stuff

Very professional yet personable. He is willing to accommodate special needs of patients and explain everything that's going on if you make the need known to him.

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Very Good Doctor here

Dr. Schafer takes the time to speak with you. & allows YOU to speak to him. Very professional

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Schafer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Maine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary R Schafer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • BCBS South Carolina
    • BCBS South Carolina
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 1
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Rutherford Internal Medicine Associates, 181 Daniel Rd, Forest City, NC
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