Edward M. Schaeffer, MD  PhD

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD PhD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Urologic Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
  • Urology

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

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 
396 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
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews
October 30, 2019

I already recommend Dr Schaeffer - he is the best in the world

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October 25, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer is an extraordinary physician! He is the most knowledgeable physician I have ever met and very caring, sensitive, and humorous.

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October 21, 2019

Amazing very knowledgable physician the BEST.

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October 14, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer is very cordial, extremely knowledgeable and very professional

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October 10, 2019

Did not feel rushed by anyone we met. Would recommend them to others. Dr. Schaeffer was very helpful since I have a lot of medical issues. We went to him and Northwestern for a second opinion and won't go back to previous urologists. Am very relieved to have my friend give us his name.

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October 04, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer is a great doctor.

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September 27, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer is excellent. Already referred someone to him.

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September 26, 2019

Dr Schaeffer is the best doctor in his field. I am glad to be under his care.

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September 25, 2019

Dr Schaffer was excellent and would highly recommend him to others.

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August 22, 2019

Dr Schaeffer completely removed my cancer. it doesn't get any better than that.

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August 22, 2019

Dr. Schaeffer was excellent

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August 12, 2019

*Dr. Schaeffer is great.

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July 29, 2019

good

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July 27, 2019

I was very impressed with the overall care and left feeling supremely confident in his knowledge and expertise, with a feeling that I was in very capable hands.

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July 25, 2019

Dr Schaeffer is all the things you want in a physician. caring, empathetic, communicative, direct, educational where necessary. Perfect!

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July 18, 2019

Amazing level of care and advise. I am a huge fan of NW

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July 18, 2019

Having the top RRP Surgeon in the world gives you a lot of confidence. Having the top RRP Surgeon in the world and having him be a great person, friendly, concerned, etc is priceless

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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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