Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

Family Medicine
5311 Limestone Road Suite 201
Wilmington, DE 19808 Get Directions
Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

500.00 every 3 months **
1,000.00 every 6 months **
2,000.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Remember the days of old-fashioned primary care, where family doctors had personal relationships with all their patients, made hospital visits and house calls, and had time to really listen and answer questions? In the current healthcare environment, those days are long gone. But in my MDVIP-affiliated practice, I strive to come close to that ideal model of primary care, combined with 21st century medicine.

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

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Medical Center of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Family Medicine 1990-1992

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA

Medical School:
The Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1985
Magna Cum Laude

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1979

American Board of Family Medicine
Christiana Care Health Systems, Department of Family Medicine
Top Doctor, Delaware Today, 2020
Partner, Stoney Batter Family Medicine Associates 1992-present
American Academy of Family Physicians
General Medical Officer, U.S. Navy Camp Pendleton 1986-1989

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Schaeffer

from Bernice in DE March 30, 2023 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

I am grateful for Dr. Schaeffer's diligent care over almost 30 years--from when he was part of Stony Batter Medicine.
He helped to managed my health issues during the pandemic including ordering a MRI of my brain and thus detecting TIAs.
When I finally contracted Covid in December 2022, he prescribed Paxlovid to help prevent serious infections.
Being able to text or… See more

from jodie in DE October 7, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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.

from Rosely in DE October 6, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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

from Thomas in DE October 6, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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.

from Don in DE October 6, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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

from Mark and Mary in DE March 28, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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

from Paula in DE March 12, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Scott Schaeffer .. Fantastic physician and great friend .. ALWAYS there to support and care !!!! Have a Great Day !! 

from Kenneth and Susan in DE March 11, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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

from Susan January 6, 2020 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD
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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