Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

4.9 
416 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Urologic Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
  • Urology

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Abnormal Rectal Exam
  • Elevated PSA
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Robotic Prostatectomy

Education

Medical Education:
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2001
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
416 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews
July 11, 2019

I left the appointment having a good understanding of my condition and what next steps were best for me. I felt informed and empowered to make decisions about my health.

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June 20, 2019

dr. Schaeffer is an excellent prostate cancer doctor, definitely ranking among the few best of urologists in Illinois. I have a great conference in him. I will recommend him to my acquaintances.

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June 06, 2019

outstanding knowledge about my problem, excellent communication skills, presented scientific data, clearly outlined choices and likely care options

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June 06, 2019

HIS KNOWLEDGE IN COMPLETING MY CARE PHENOMENAL LETTING ME KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING, AT ALL TIMESI NEEDED AN ANTIBIOTIC, ASKED WHEN I TOOK MORNING DOSE, HE THEN STATED UNEQUIVOCALLY, TO SET MY ALARM, TO MAKE SURE , I TOOK MY LAST DOSE. ANY PROBLEMS DROM A FEVER GO TO ER.FRIENDLY , FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HIM IN ALL PHASES OF MY CARE

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May 07, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer is the best. I have nothing but good praises for him and his team.

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April 23, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer was very thorough in describing what I should expect regarding my care. He answered all of my questions. I feel very confident in my decision to be treated by Dr. Schaeffer and his staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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April 17, 2019

*Dr. Schaeffer is an excellent caring provider!

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April 15, 2019

Confidence in my care team is much higher than the 5, but that is as high as I could go on the survey. I would very strongly recommend Dr Schaeffer and his team - best there is!!!

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April 08, 2019

I was pleased with his approach, knowledge, confidence in his craft and how he explained my options and empathy with my issues.

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March 18, 2019

very good

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March 18, 2019

There is a reason why Dr. Schaeffer is the department chair. Understandable and honest answers to the questions posed by myself and my wife. Efficient but not rushed. I left feeling lucky that I was able to score an appointment with him. Also, I sent the doctor a few more questions late Sunday night which he answered very early Monday morning. Impressed with the entire operation so far.

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March 16, 2019

Very pleased with our consultation

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February 28, 2019

a fine physician

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February 26, 2019

Great first impression. We liked Dr. Schaeffer. Very knowledgable and inciteful.

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February 17, 2019

concise talk about my options

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January 27, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer and Chief Resident were very personable and thorough in speaking with me about my condition and what to anticipate. Felt like all questions were answered thoroughly.

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January 26, 2019

Very knowledgeable with regards to my medical care needs and thorough answers to questions about my prognosis.

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January 25, 2019

Dr Schaeffer is a very caring and attentive physician. He never rushes you or fails to make sure you understand everything. I feel very fortunate to have him as my urologist.

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December 25, 2018

Dr Schaeffer is to the point, answers my concerns and is kind.

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December 18, 2018

World class health care in action

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December 05, 2018

*Doctor Schaeffer was very professional and friendly.

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December 04, 2018

Job well done!! *Dr. Schaeffer.

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November 22, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer has been extremely helpful, professional, clear in his description and discussion of my condition, sincerely concerned and always available. Our experience has been extremely positive and we have have complete trust and confidence in Dr. Schaeffer. We have recommmeded him on several occasions to friends with prostate issues.

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November 22, 2018

the best!!!

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November 15, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer was recomended for being highly knowledgeable on dealing with prostate issues. I felt he was sincere and thorough with giving me a second opinion on the status of my Prostate cancer that was diagnosed.

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October 08, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer did an exceptional job!

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October 06, 2018

Extremely good experience.

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October 04, 2018

top notch

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October 03, 2018

*Dr. Schaeffer is without peer. I am grateful to be his patient. He should be above rating because Northwestern is lucky to have him.

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September 18, 2018

Dr Schaeffer is to the point, answers all concerns, and cares about his patients. This is so important to recovery as the unknown of what to expect can be at times daunting.

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September 18, 2018

All good.

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September 13, 2018

no complaint at all. nice experience

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September 04, 2018

Underlying every interaction I've had with Dr. Schaeffer is his deep care for my wellbeing. I know he's extremely busy and pulled in many directions but, when he's with me, I feel as if I'm his only concern. He truly is a remarkable, confidence-inspiring doctor and a wonderful person.

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August 30, 2018

dr Schaeffer was on the top of his game. so professional and reassuring. I would trust him and his knowledge always

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August 27, 2018

Dr Schaeffer is the best of the best. I was very lucky to find him and his excellent staff.

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August 23, 2018

A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE FROM SURGERYTNROUGH POST OPERATIVE CLINIC VISIT

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August 13, 2018

Very good experience.

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August 10, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer was outstanding!

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July 24, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer was not only knowledgeable, but a good listener, and encouraging. He examined me and was generous with his time. He agreed with the course of treatment. I was heartened by the chuck on the shoulder he gave me and his words: "Don't worry, you're in good hands, everything will turn out fine."

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July 23, 2018

Dr Schaeffer and his staff are top notch.

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July 20, 2018

*Dr. Schaeffer is excellent!

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July 19, 2018

Dr. Edward Schaeffer and his entire staff are truly outstanding in all phases of care and treatment.

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July 19, 2018

I really appreciate the care provided by Dr. Schaeffer (and his staff)! He gives me confidence that I am pursuing the right path for my prostate health!

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July 05, 2018

The best Doctor in this business!

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June 28, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer listened and explained. Never felt he was in a hurry to be anywhere other than to talk with you.

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June 28, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer and staff were very professional, sensitive, and caring.

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June 20, 2018

Second visit with Dr. Schaeffer. Very satisfied with his ability to communicate with me on a level I can understand. He is very willing to offer advice and suggestions on future treatments.

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June 14, 2018

Superaltive Care & Tratment

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May 29, 2018

*Dr. Edward Schaeffer answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand, which made me feel very comfortable.

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May 28, 2018

*Dr. Schaeffer was amazing! We loved that he was confident, but not arrogant! He made my wife & I feel that I am in very good care.

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May 23, 2018

Dr. Edward M Schaeffer, MD was knowledgeable about my prostate issues.

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May 19, 2018

My experience was very good.

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May 18, 2018

I've already recommended a patient to Dr Schaeffer, who has been very pleased also with his diagnosis.

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May 18, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer did not rush, took what time I needed, certainly moved me into a date not normally use for surgery, absolutely wonderful.

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April 26, 2018

Very impressed with the level of expertise . I have great confidence in the doctor.

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April 24, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer was particularly personable, professional, and helped me with several concerns.

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March 24, 2018

very good!

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March 23, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer is considered the best of the best. I was honored to have him involved and provide his opinion.

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March 14, 2018

very good

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February 11, 2018

Dr. Schaeffer was outstanding. My confidence level in his expertise could not be higher. Very informative and clear as to the process and future next steps.

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January 24, 2018

*Dr. Schaeffer was excellent - provided all needed information and options.

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January 17, 2018

Outstanding

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January 10, 2018

It was a great experience.First class.

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January 06, 2018

*Dr. Ted Schaeffer is a very intelligent, and caring doctor. He gets to the point and is never ambiguous. I was introduced to his nurse assistant, who assured me of any follow-up to any concern.

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December 20, 2017

Dr. Shaeffer was informative and put me at ease

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December 10, 2017

Dr. schaeffer is outstanding

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December 06, 2017

A SMILE A HAND SHAKE A PERSONAL NOTE " YOU LOOK HEALTHY " PROFESSIONAL TOTALY TRUST WORTHY

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