Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

Family Medicine
5311 Limestone Road Suite 203
Wilmington, DE 19808 Get Directions
Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

525.00 every 3 months
1,050.00 every 6 months
2,100.00 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 Debi in DE April 5, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD
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It’s so nice to know that you are there for me!
To give me time to discuss my concerns about my health and give me good ideas on improving my health through your experience
I don’t have to rush through and hurry like before we had you as our doctor
Thank you so much 😊

from Kelli in DE March 14, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD
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I am a new patient of Dr. Schaeffer as of last summer. When I met with him for my first appointment, he talked with me about my health goals. He switched around my medications and helped me lose over 50 pounds. I haven’t felt this good in years. I’m so thankful for Dr. Schaeffer and his dedicated care to his patients!

from terrence in PA March 11, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

By the age of 80, I had experienced multiple kidney stone episodes going back to 1979. With one exception, being the first episode, medical intervention wasn't needed to pass stones. That changed recently. Sometime in early January of this year, I experienced the classic warning of the likely presence of a stone. Over the next few weeks, I passed a few stones. On a Sunday morning, I… See more

from Terri in DE February 14, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

There has never been a time that I have seen Dr Schaeffer when he hasn’t been the most helpful, caring, compassionate doctor I’ve ever seen. Last year I lost 2 younger sisters to heart attacks and made an appointment for me to be checked. Dr Schaeffer agreed that some testing was deemed necessary due to family history. He ordered several tests and kept me updated after each one with the… See more

from Kim in DE February 13, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD
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My husband and I have been patients of Dr Schaeffer for over 30 years! We adore him. He has always been right on when
diagnosing our medical problems and has a wonderful bedside manner to boot. Years ago we were down the Keys when I had
severe nausea and ended up in the ER. The doctor told me to go home and let the doctors up North evaluate me because he couldn’t figure out… See more

from Fredda in PA February 12, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD
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Dr. Schaeffer explains STUFF. As a woman who is 81, I have encountered agism as well as sexism among medical professionals charged with my care. Not so in the case of Dr. Schaeffer. He speaks to me as if I get what he's saying and doesn't ignore my concerns. What a refreshing doctor/ patient relationship.

from Christopher in DE February 11, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

I was reluctant to enter into the program, but Dr Schaeffer was highly recommended by my neurosurgeon at the time. The quality of care has been exceptional.

from Larry in DE February 11, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

Dr.Schaffer is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure to deal with. Not only is he smart, he listens and understands your concerns about your health.
He gives you a thorough exam, orders plenty of blood work to cover the most important areas that could be a future problem for senior citizens.
I am fully happy to call Dr. Schaffer my primary doctor. Always a pleasure to… See more

from Dene and Dennis in DE February 1, 2024 for Scott J. Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Schaeffer has been our family doctor forever! Now that we are in our 80's he l has become more important to us than ever before. We have no idea how we messed learning about aging and the challenges it presents. Thankfully Dr Schaeffer is not only knowledgeable about aging but also he is competent and caring as he anticipates and meets our needs, We brag about him often when we hear our… See more