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Aug 14, 2011

Member: Cliff

Doctor Rating: 5

Dr. Schaffer takes a personal interest in his patients.

Dr. Schaffer takes a personal interest in his patients. This is certainly reflected in my story as a patient. I have been his patient for more than ten years. During a yearly examination he observed that my PSA had increased gradually over the past three years. The rate of increase was minimal and with advancing age would normally not be an area of concern. However, he recommended I visit my urologist as a precaution. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, underwent surgery, and have been cancer free for 4 years. I believe Dr. Schaeffer's action enabled me to take immediate action to address my issue. Without his recommendation I may have encountered a more serious issue in the future.