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Heidi Maree Schaefer, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine

4.8 4.8 265 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.
Patient | May 17, 2017

Dr. Schaefer is always very personable. Doesn't seem in a rush, really listens, and answers questions. I'm so glad she has been my transplant doctor.
Patient | May 16, 2017

#1. Mrs. Heidi M. Schaefer, MD.
Patient | May 11, 2017

Dr. Heidi Schaeffer is an EXCELLENT care provider! I am very confident in her abilities.
Patient | May 9, 2017

Excellent physician - Is very current with therapy.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Dr. Schaefer, has helped me through my post transplant immensely. She is the best.
Patient | April 26, 2017

Very good experience with my care provider she is a very good dr.
Patient | March 24, 2017

I had a kidney transplant in 1999, and spent the next 8 years in the Far East.I returned to the US in 2007 and sought medical care at Vanderbilt and was extremely fortunate to have Dr Schaefer assigned as my primary physician .She has remained my physician up to the current date, and consider myself fortunate to have her.
Patient | March 20, 2017

#10. If I could give her a score HIGHER than 5, I would do so!
Patient | February 28, 2017

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