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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 (76 Ratings, 21 Comments)

100

06/30/2017
They are good. I look forward to the visits.
100

06/30/2017
He is a caring man and an excellent Dr.
100

05/25/2017
No bad experiences.
10

05/20/2017
First time I have yelled, insulted, ridiculed, by a MD. I was a nurse for 10 years and ex-Navy corpsman. [...] I will bring a witness next time I am seen in St. Pats. Mock and yell at me while reading I have mild cognitive disorder & PTSD. Refused to addressed most of what I was to see him for. "Not my field."
90

05/19/2017
He is outstanding and I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Schaerffer.
100

05/18/2017
My primary doctor ([...]) staff made the appt. to see Dr. Schaeffer. His next appt. was July [...]! Due to a [...] I was called and saw Dr. Schaeffer [...]. That was great to be placed on the waiting list.
100

04/22/2017
[...] He listened & spent more time than my PCP.
 

03/20/2017
Dr schaeffer was great. Fiest scheduled the appt in January with next available in August. Receptionist suggested calling for cancellations and glad she did as I was able to get in for my appointment in March
 

03/18/2017
Dr Schaeffer was extremely caring and listened very closely to my problems. Wish I could have him as my regular doctor.
100

02/23/2017
Dr. Schaeffer referred me to another dr. for another problem other than Parkinson's. That other dr. has not contacted me as yet.
100

02/22/2017
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

02/14/2017
Dr. Schaeffer is very attentive. He listens, explains and makes sure he has answered every question before you leave.
100

02/09/2017
Dr. Schaeffer is amazingly kind & understanding.
100

01/12/2017
Very pleased with all providers I see in the Providence system.
100

12/14/2016
Dr. Schaeffer not only listens to you, he truly cares about your prognosis and makes sure to consider all aspects of your diagnosis.
90

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

11/03/2016
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

10/18/2016
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

10/12/2016
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

10/05/2016
Extremely competent.
100

08/15/2016
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!
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