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Dr. Gary Schafer, MD

Critical Care Medicine*
4.0 (4)
Map Pin Small Forest City, NC
Accepting new patients
38 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Gary Schafer, MD

Dr. Gary Schafer, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Forest City, NC. They specialize in Critical Care Medicine, has 38 years of experience, and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine. They graduated from Wake Forest University and is affiliated with Atrium Health Cleveland and Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Schafer an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Schafer works at Practice in Forest City, NC with other offices in Charlotte, NC and Rutherfordton, NC. They frequently treat conditions like Asthma, Sleep Apnea and Shortness of Breath along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Schafer's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Rutherford Internal Medicine Associates
    181 Daniel Rd, Forest City, NC 28043 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 286-9036
  2. 2
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    19305 PO Box, Charlotte, NC 28219 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 286-9036
  3. 3
    Rutherford Regional Medical Center
    288 S Ridgecrest Ave, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 286-5000

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  • Atrium Health Cleveland
  • Rutherford Regional Medical Center

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    Specialties*
    • Critical Care Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 38 years of experience
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    • 1306889134
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Wake Forest University
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    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
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    Dr. Gary Schafer, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Schafer is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Schafer has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Schafer has seen patients for Asthma, Sleep Apnea and Shortness of Breath, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Schafer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    4 patients have reviewed Dr. Schafer. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Schafer.

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