Eric W. Schaefer, MD

Eric W. Schaefer, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 2003
Residency:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine - 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

756 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Wonderful communicator. Keeps complicated things easy to follow and takes meaningful actions. Excellent.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

He’s kind and thoughtful

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Very professional explaining everything advice suggestions help everything

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August 28, 2023

5.0

He listens, is sensible, he is knowledgeable, and certified.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

great listener; we collaborate on my healthcare

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional with compassion.Listens and takes the time to answer patients qustions

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer takes his time in meeting with his patients to make sure all their questions and concerns were addressed before making decisions on the best care/medication. He cares about his patients.

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August 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Eric is the best!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, listens

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Empathetic, knowledgeable and excellent communication skills.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Out standard Doctor

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Proffessional

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent care—friendly and professional, careful and respectful.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

In addition to his clinical expertise his communications skills are very good

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July 25, 2023

5.0

excellent in all components of medical care, especially relationship with patient

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Patient understanding

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July 24, 2023

5.0

My encounter was brief however DR Schaefer was pleasant showed concern and checked everything that needed to be addressed including follow up referrals and recommendations all done with a smile

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Friendly. Thorough. Answers questions right away.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Great bed side manner. Good listener.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Very concerned of any problem illness and personal

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July 10, 2023

5.0

See above plus his taking the time to explain the issues and taking an initial conservative approach to resolving my current medical issue.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Less waiting at examining room and spending quality of time with patient

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He made accommodations to see me in a few days of request and was prompt, thorough and personable

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer answered all questions. Considerate, knowledgeable, responsive

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Pleasant demeanor. Spend a good amount of time understanding health issues.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

He listens to me doesn't rush me ask me questions and makes me feel like I'm the most important person today great great doctor

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and listens very well.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Great doctor.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer is very attentive, caring, professional, and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Been with Dr Schaefer for several years, and he has helped me through a myriad of health issues. Always available, always helpful!!

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer is an exceptional physician - knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and considerate. He's amazing!

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Thorough and knowledgeable.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He’s the best

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Takes the time to ask things, explains clearly, knows what he's doing. I feel confident seeing him.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Kind, thorough and easy to talk to.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Very nice and caring people

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Very solid Dr

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Very responsive on questions over the phone

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer listens well, gives the needed time, and provides sensible, balanced advice.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer listens to your comments and answers all of your questions.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He has solved some health problems that no one else has been able to diagnose & rectifie.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Pleasant and knowledgeable

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer is the best. He listens actively, is practical in his advice and explains things very well

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Qualified doctor. Reasonably personable. Can’t think of anything negative about him. Quiet, calm demeanor. I feel like I can ask him questions. Didn’t feel rushed.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent, knowledgeable and caring Physician.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

He is reasonable and has a great demeanor

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer spends the time to talk with me and expresses true concern about my well being. He explains matters and offers options. His advice has always been valuable.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Seemed knowledgeable & get testing done that pertains to your complaint

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He is the best primary care physician I’ve ever seen!

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May 24, 2023

5.0

listens to all my issues

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May 20, 2023

5.0

He has been very helpful in managing my health. He listens and then offer his recommendations.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer exemplified top training with a wonderful bedside manner.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Practical and I’m grateful to learn what the issue is and is not

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and personal

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May 08, 2023

5.0

I believe he really cares about my health.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Great service

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Puts it into a language you understand and explains everything

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Enough time, patient, friendly. Addressing all my concerns

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor great care

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April 10, 2023

5.0

He is so qualified as a medical professional and also is personable and real.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent care, very thorough. Very easy talk through issues with.

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April 09, 2023

5.0

Very kind and caring

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, responsive, excellent care. Knows how to communicate and not overly complicate what I am dealing with. Because I understand him I feel very confident about my care and what I need to do. He is an absolutely wonderful and cheerful doctor.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent and thorough physician!

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He listens to my concerns.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer is very calm and trusting! He listens and talks with you about his recommendations!

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer respects me, listens to me, and clearly has a large knowledge of medicine.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Very caring people

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Extremely attentive to patient needs and excellent etiquette

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Very Proffessional

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March 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Schaefer explains well and never rushes through a visit. He is very personable.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

I appreciate his service.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

I think he's a great doctor.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Attentive, knowledgeable and kind.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

He was very good

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer talks to me (the patient) in language that is easy to understand without feeling "talked-down" to.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

He is a patient's physician and not someone who is going through the motions. He is not dismissive, he listens and reacts in a reassuring manner to your concerns. In addition, promotes participation, such as self-advocacy to achieve good health outcomes. These are the type of attributes that garner trust and comfort that he has your best interest at heart. This minimized the emotional aspects of healing and allows you to focus on the physical goals of achieving good health.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable

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March 01, 2023

5.0

He listens, gives good medical advice and care and meets where you are at. He is very kind

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February 27, 2023

5.0

He seemed confident, and he had a pleasant demeanor. He was very quickly able to address what I needed.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Professional at every level

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Always responsive and timely.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He is always positive, careful and practical and I trust him to give me good advice based on his knowledge and experience rather than a formulaic answer.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schaefer is patient, kind, and collaborative. He listens extremely well, is clearly knowledgeable and trustworthy, but also humble and down-to-earth.

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February 18, 2023

5.0

As above, Dr. Schaefer is terrific - professional, caring, empathetic and thorough.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Makes a visit very comfortable. Very knowledgeable and professional

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Comprehensive and empathetic

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Disclosures

Eric W. Schaefer, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.