Dr. Richard Schaeffer


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Practice: Retired
Med. School:New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Grad. Year: 1960

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:N

Profile updated 04/04/14    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 5 reviews. Dr. Richard Schaeffer has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Psychiatrist-related: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, depression medication, pharmacological treatment, prescription drugs
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2565810
20/02/13 5 5 5 5 The Best! The most compassionate and sensitive doc I've encountered. Also the smartest person I've ever met. A wizard with drugs. Very Personable and easy to talk to.  Respond
RID: 1565649
19/10/11 5 5 5 5 Good and thorough but can seem abrupt. Skills/care offered are limited to arrangement with insurance companies, essentially limited to prescribing and monitoring medication. Son (patient) accepted him. They connected and son slowly opened up beyond "yes, no, or okay" answers. Once we got used to style, as parent, I learned what to observe thoroughly, when to say it and how to describe it or ask a question. Dual to triple issues were observed in child and addressed as grew up. Medication was adjusted / changed based on reaction, progress and observation. Regardless of doctor - Thorough parent observation of patient behavior was critical to proper care and treatment. Casual or little patient observation to report back did no good and perhaps harmed treatment. We regret he had to retire. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $20
RID: 1481137
07/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Schaefer is a great doctor, and I am saddened by his illnes, and retirement. I am praying for him and he transitions into the next chapter of his life. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1222946
05/08/10 5 5 5 5 I appreciated the way he gave background on the chemical problem and how the medication can help. He is very knowledgable.  Respond
RID: 1048282
02/12/09 5 5 5 5 The best psychiatrist I have ever been to. Does thorough data-gathering and analysis before giving his opinion.  Respond