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Heidi Maree Schaefer, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine

4.8 4.8 341 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Kidney Transplantation

Board Certificates

Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001


MD - University of Cincinnati, 1998
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1999


Vanderbilt Kidney Transplant Program
Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 2501
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Awesome doctor!
Patient | February 10, 2017

Everybody were so friendly.
Patient | February 8, 2017

Since transplant Dr. Heidi Schaefer has shown professionalism and care. She an A+ doctor.
Patient | January 31, 2017

care provider very good but the kidney transplant list is confusing.
Patient | January 25, 2017

Can't say enough about Dr. Heidi Schaefer and her care. Probably the best doctor on your team. You don't have a scale high enough for me to rate her. I continue to drive over 2 hours every six months just because of my confidence in her care for me.
Patient | January 24, 2017

I am a high-risk patient. This Dr. pays close attention to my special needs.
Patient | January 11, 2017

Very good.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Heidi Shaefer is an exemplary doctor. she and her staff have been proficient, knowledgeable and compassionate throughout my kidney transplant and follow up care. She's probably the best doctor I have had-and with as many doctors as I've seen, that's saying a lot.
Patient | December 19, 2016

Dr. Schaefer is the best doctor I have ever had. Kind caring thoughtful.
Patient | December 19, 2016

Great as usual. Very helpful.
Patient | December 1, 2016

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Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr. Heidi Schaerfer \\\ Schaerfer \\ s Scharefer is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr Schaefer is one of the best Dr's I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my 48 years of dealing with chronic illness
Patient | September 27, 2016

Dr. Shaffer has always been very good in taking good care of me
Patient | August 29, 2016

Dr Schaffer and staff absolutely rock
Patient | August 15, 2016

Dr. H. Schaefer is such a caring dr. She takes time for me and never hurries. I completely trust her with my healthcare.
Patient | August 11, 2016

Dr. Schaefer is very personable. She is very good about discussing side effects of medication.
Patient | August 4, 2016

I have this provider for 7 yrs. with my 1st transplant. I ask for her this time because I am comfortable with her and I have all the confidence in her.
Patient | August 3, 2016

I have utmost confidence in Dr.Schaefer and couldn't imagine to going to anyone else. She is always friendly, caring, and very clear and patient in explaining things. I know I can email her anytime with questions and she'll promptly answer me.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Everyone in this office is great!
Patient | June 28, 2016

very good
Patient | June 27, 2016

Due to the all-around care, her excellent patient interactions, and her dependability, I have recommended Dr. Heidi Schaefer on numerous occasions to fellow transplant patients, all of whom now see her as a patient.
Patient | June 17, 2016

Great doctor!!
Patient | June 14, 2016

Dr. Schaefer is a very good Doctor. Excellent communicative ability.
Patient | June 14, 2016

All smiles.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Does not apply
Patient | June 13, 2016

Love drs at VUMC.
Patient | June 10, 2016

I love my provider she is nice and very _____.
Patient | June 9, 2016

I could not be more pleased
Patient | June 1, 2016

Do not no the name.
Patient | June 1, 2016

Dr Schaefer is my lead doctor whenever I am admitted to the hospital or see another physician.
Patient | April 12, 2016

They have all been good! Don't let her get away!!
Patient | March 17, 2016

Doctor/patient rapport means a lot. I choose to see Dr. Schafer rather than my local doctor. While she is very professional in her capacity, she also treats and talks to me like a friend. I value such a relationship.
Patient | March 15, 2016

I love my doctor!!!!!
Patient | February 29, 2016

I never spend much time with the MD, but she never seems to be in a hurry to leave. She's organized and efficient. I have full confidence in her and in Vanderbilt.
Patient | February 22, 2016

I hope no ones needs this provider for the same reason I do but I would most definitely recommend her to anyone. She is so compassionate, caring and is sincerely concerned about my health.
Patient | February 22, 2016

Patient | February 9, 2016

I've had many doctors in my 54 years, and Dr. Schaefer is a wonderful provider!
Patient | January 25, 2016

I will, and do, tell everyone how fortunate that Dr. Heidi Schaefer is my Nephrologist! She's the best!!!!
Patient | January 19, 2016

I have been seeing Dr. Schaefer for three years. She is a very good provider. Caring, knowledgeable & friendly.
Patient | January 19, 2016

She is why I drive 2 hours one way for care. I will not do anything to affect my condition without her directions. The best doctor I have ever had in 67 years.
Patient | January 18, 2016

Dr. Schaefer is excellent in communicating and caring about how I feel. She listens carefully and always answers thoroughly. She is the best doctor that I have had at Vanderbilt.
Patient | January 8, 2016