We met Dr. Schaeffer when our son rotated through his office from Jefferson Medical School. Another connection is that Dr. Schaeffer was a Navy doctor. Dr. Schaeffer was interested in our sons' challenges with a young family and military deployments to Afghanistan and Somalia. Dr. Schaeffer is a very knowledgeable professional who cares about his patients.
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
My practice affords me the time to develop a personal relationship with you, perform comprehensive exams and thoroughly discuss test results, make hospital visits, coordinate care with local specialists, and assist you in better making informed healthcare decisions. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time.
In addition, I will partner with you to craft a customized plan to better treat your current health problems and prevent new ones. We will focus on disease prevention and early diagnosis , along with wellness and a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been a family doctor for over 25 years and have also served in the U.S. Navy. My areas of interest include heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and preventive healthcare. I’ve developed relationships with specialists and other healthcare providers in the community.
My primary care practice serves the Wilmington, Greenville, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Newark and Bear areas of northern Delaware, as well as neighboring communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. I am affiliated with Christiana Hospital.
If you join me, we will work together as a team to better realize a healthier future.
Dr. Schaeffer's Credentials
Medical Center of Delaware
Family Medicine 1990-1992
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA
The Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Doctorate of Medicine 1985
Magna Cum Laude
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1979
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Schaeffer
I recently was alerted to the fact of Dr. Schaeffer being designated as the top doctor of this area.
I am not surprised, he is a very caring and intelligent, practical doctor who always has the care of his patients at the forefront.
I have been with Scott for more than 25years, and this is the reason.
Please let him know. I will also congratulate him when I see him.
I don't have a story ... but it is refreshing to go to the doctors office ... at your appointed time and be in with the Dr. Shaffer within 10 minutes
He is extremely good at his job ... and always puts me at ease
He is a credit to is profession
I am a busy President of a company and I appreciate .. he caring about my time
Dr. Schaeffer is attentive, passionate, nurturing, humorous, reassuring, trustworthy, wise and has great communication skills. Whenever there is a test made he makes sure he either calls us at home or has one of his office personal give us the results. He has always treated all of us in our family as we were one of his own. He treated our Grandma for years until she passed 5 years ago at… See more
We switched to Dr. Scott Schaeffer about a year and a half ago when he joined MD-VIP, and we are very happy with that decision. After meeting him for the first time, we knew we had made a great choice. He has been amazing; and even though we have only known him for a short time, we feel like we’ve known him for years. He is warm, caring, smart, funny, and never forgets a thing! I don’t know… See more
Having been a MDVIP member for about 2 years, my wife, Susan, and I have been very pleased with the doctor-patient relationship we have with Dr. Scott Schaeffer. Fortunately, neither of us have had any serious medical issues during this time, but we appreciate the quick and concise replies to our email messages and questions. The questions range from medical curiosity questions to serious… See more
I have been a patient of Scott Schaeffer's for 20 years, and his concerned care is a bargain at any price. His medical knowledge is first rate, always up-to-date, and given in a layperson-friendly manner -- but it is his common sense and experience that makes him unique. As a diagnostician, he is exceptional, and his live a good life philosophy makes his advice easy to follow. MDVIP… See more