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John D. Schaeffer, DO is a doctor in Missoula, MT specializing in Neurology.

John D. Schaeffer, DO Providence-employed provider

601 W. Spruce Street
Suite J
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 327-3350
F: (406) 327-3355

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences - Des Moines, IA

Internship

Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center - Allentown, PA

Residency

Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, PA

Interests

Medical Interests

My professional time has always been divided among patient care, clinical research and teaching. My areas of specialty in clinical research include multiple sclerosis, dementia, migraine, peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease. I still teach and am currently a clinical associate professor in the department of neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Personal Interests

My personal time is dedicated to my wife and four children. And, when time permits, I enjoy landscape photography and anything else that can be done outdoors.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (82 Ratings, 26 Comments)

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02/22/2017
Dr. Schaeffer referred me to another dr. for another problem other than Parkinson's. That other dr. has not contacted me as yet.
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02/21/2017
Dr. Schaeffer and staff were exemplary. I cannot say enough good things about them. However, it is inconceivable in a city the size and scope of Missoula that a person with a condition necessitating a neurologist consultation has to wait 6 months to the date of making an appointment to get in. I was almost tempted to find one in Kalispell, but because my symptoms seemed to be improving with my Primary Care and Endocrinologist's recommendations I kept the appointment and did find some answers to my problem that I would not have without Dr. Schaeffer. I realize the office is doing the best they can with the resources available.
100

02/13/2017
Dr. Schaeffer is very attentive. He listens, explains and makes sure he has answered every question before you leave.
100

02/08/2017
Dr. Schaeffer is amazingly kind & understanding.
100

01/11/2017
Very pleased with all providers I see in the Providence system.
100

12/13/2016
Dr. Schaeffer not only listens to you, he truly cares about your prognosis and makes sure to consider all aspects of your diagnosis.
90

12/11/2016
Had to wait over 6 months for appt.
80

11/02/2016
I feel that because my Parkinson's symptoms and/or medication evolve so quickly, that routine exams or check-ups should be scheduled more often than every three months. There have been instances when, particularly the 3-month gap, I have experienced symptom changes that were disturbing, yet received no other advice than to "go to the ER" if it is after office hours, or even within an hour before the end of office hours.
80

10/17/2016
Called 2 times to ask Dr. to call back about medicine prescribed not able to tolerate - NEVER did get a call back! Had to call another doctor-
100

10/11/2016
I have numerous health problems with Parkinson's being the newest. Dr. Schaeffer took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns, some of which intertwine with other problems I have. VERY knowlegable!!!
100

10/04/2016
Extremely competent.
100

08/14/2016
I was taken to exam room very quickly, but waited nearly thirty minutes (my limit before leaving) for Dr. to enter the exam room. Dr. always has med students with him during the exam. I like this!
100

08/09/2016
Precise! Competant! Very Helpful!
80

08/02/2016
i was referred January 2016, but the soonest I could be seen was July. Though not considered an emergency, the outcome of my july appointment with neurologist resulted in my changing upcoming foot surgery with another doctor from sometime next year, to as soon as possible.
100

07/19/2016
Did not prescribe anything to help with my nerve pain.
70

06/28/2016
I really like Dr. Schaeffer. However, it's very difficult to get in to see him, and he often shunts people off to less-qualified providers.
100

04/19/2016
John is an excellent neurologist, excellent rapport, listening skills and great to work with.
80

03/30/2016
Would like doctor to call me about findings of second MRI - as I called back 3 times and very got to talk with nurse and she could not answer my questions.
100

03/08/2016
I could not be more pleased with the medical attention and advise that I get from Dr. [...] and Dr. Shaefer. They are very attentive, competent and caring individuals who answer all my questions and concerns. I have recommended each of them to several individuals.
100

03/06/2016
Took a very long time to get an appointment.
90

02/22/2016
Can take a big time to get into see Dr. Schaeffer.
90

02/18/2016
Dr. Schaeffer and his staff have been very kind and helpful [...]. The office is calm, quiet and offers a nurturing atmosphere. The young assistant/medical student shadowing Dr. Schaeffer during my appointment was aloof [...]. She was not friendly, nor did she exhibit any sense of compassion, caring or understanding. She was quite clinical and sterile in her interaction with me. And she didn't smile which I think is important. [...]
100

02/17/2016
just the backlog to get the initial appt [...]
80

02/16/2016
It took 6 months to get an appointment, that is way too long.
80

02/15/2016
I really like Dr. Schaeffer-- the only downside besides the 3-hour drive each way is that it's very difficult to schedule with him, because he's so busy. He occasionally cancels an appointment, which means you have to wait several months to get an appointment again or see another provider.
 

01/27/2016
The dr. was attentive and thorough when he finally came in.
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