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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC St Margaret
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Total Comments: 127
Dr. Schaffer is an amazing doctor. He is always willing to go take the time to discuss all of my questions and concerns. He listens attentively to me and responds accordingly. As you sit in the orthopedic office, you see multiple pictures of successful athletes from around Pittsburgh; I, however, am not a successful athlete, but nonetheless, I felt that Dr. Shaffer was providing the same attention to detail and concern for my case as if I were.
This was my first time seeing Dr.Schaffer. I chose this office as Dr Bradley has done three knee surgeries for me and my experience with Burke and Bradley orthopedics has always been amazing and it did not let me down this time either. Dr. Schaffer was amazing he took the time to talk to me and explain the pain I was feeling and provided a plan to make it better. this office is truly amazing
Dr Shaffer is a great listener.
Dr. Matthew Schafer is truly the most caring & compassionate & very knowledgeable Doctor I have ever had at RFP.
I was initially wary of a new Dr. after my Dr. of 30 plus years retired, but Dr. Schaffer is very thorough, compassionate, and a good listener. He communicates well and addresses all of my concerns. I find him very competent and trustworthy.
Dr. Mathew Schaeffer, Was very knowledgeable about the Medical Issue that I was having and EXTREMELY helpful. He was also very caring.
professional, knowledgeable and friendly
it was my first visit with Dr. Schaffer, but he is easily the best PCP I've had in years. He genuinely listened, didn't cut me off, provided clear advice, and didn't rush out of the room.
Dr. Matt Schaffer was outstanding. He took adequate time to understand my concerns and thoroughly provided solution options and advice.
always great care and follow up. I've been with this practice for over50years The doctors usually stay and all have been just great,
Dr. Matthew Schaffer is the best there is.
excellent care - he spent so much time listening to me and explaining a mutually agreed upon course of action. I was extremely satisfied
Dr. Schafer is amazing. He really cares and is such a nice guy. He talks to you like he's known you forever and he puts everything in easy to understand terms. Highly recommend him.
dr Schaffer was very prompt, professional, and thorough. I gave great advice on what I should do and after a small procedure my quality of life has been greatly improved. I couldn't be more thankful that I listened to him
Overall was good but was my first visit.
very thorough, responses to questions are easily understood
Been going to Dr.Schaffer for about 16 months or so. Great Doctor!
Matt is a super great doctor. Very friendly
All great experiences with my doctor and the entire staff.
he was very warm and caring, even though he was just covering for another physician.
excellent bedside manner, kind
Outstanding.... was received promptly
Very impressed with Dr Schaffer. 1st time I've seen him. Have nothing but positive things to say on the visit. He was thorough on my examination and treatment. I was also asked about all supplements and/or prescriptions I take. Have regular checkup scheduled for 3/7/19. I don't believe there's a better personal physicians office in the area. I am blessed to have these doctors treat me for so many years now.
i was very please with care they gave my child and how hard I was able to get this appointment on the same day I called. I highly recommend this office and definitely Dr. Shaffer he is an excellent young physician
The doctor seemed to be in a hurry after I waited an hour for him.
very nice, very positive and very personable
he was fantastic
Dr. Matt is very easy to talk to and understand.
Dr. Shaffer is wonderful.
Dr Schaffer and Dr Powell at Renaissance are excellent!
Dr. Schaffer is an excellent doctor.
my experience was pleasant and overall good
Dr Schaefer was courteous and took time with me.
Dr. Shaffer was very thorough with the exam for my child's shoulder injury, very kind and listened to and addressed all of our concerns
Dr. Matthew Schafer is truly the most amazing, caring & compassionate doctor who really takes the time to listen to his patients. All doctors should be like him.
The doctor and his staff were very nice I was only there because I needed a physical and a drug test for a job.
Dr. Matt Shaffers appt. was excellent. He resolved my hip pain by draining Bursa sacks in both hips and adding a shot for their relief of pain . Beforehand he numbed the areas. I felt no pain from this, just a little pressure.
Dr. Shaffer was very thorough in his exam and questions/answers. He was very warm, concerned and congenial. We discussed my health in detail and he made me feel secure in the answers he provided in regard to my questions. Awesome doctor!!!!!
Matt Schaffer was friendly, courteous, empathetic, knowledgeable and, in my opinion, has the demeanor to be very successful in orthopedics.
Provided care options & recommendations.
good visit with care provider
Dr Shaffer is wonderful. I will hopefully continue seeing him as needed
Been going to this office for many years,Excellent place
excellent doctor and very good technique
Dr. Schaffer was very knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with.
Doctor was excellent. It was the fastest I have ever been seen. Doctor was knowledgeable and professional.
knowledgeable and works well with staff
Dr. Schaffer was knowledgeable, respectful and provided excellent care. I am very pleased with my visit.
Dr. Schaffer was excellent - he listened very well, repeated as needed, and was extremely personable. It was a pleasure consulting with him.
excellent physicians in this office, very glad they could get me in the timely manner as they did!
very pleased with treatment from pcp
no bad experiences
Dr. Schaffer was very nice and easy to understand and converse with.
this was an excellent visit. I had the wrong appointment time, and called, Dr said to come in anyway and he would fit me it! The staff was so accommodating, the appointment was quick and to the point. And Dr Shaffer was enthusiastic, caring, informative and very compassionate. Didn't feel rushed
DR was very caring and knowledgeable. I couldn't be more pleased.
Dr. Schaffer took plenty of time to listen to my concerns and needs at the appointment. he is knowledgeable and friendly. I don'tind waiting a little longer for my appointments with him because I know he is going to provide quality time with me during my appointment.
I have been with Dr. Matt Schaffer since Dec./2017. Tremendous Doctor and also a great person. Has done alot for me, helping me along and encouraging me to help me improve my health, which i have done greatly.
Dr.Matt is always excellent. He's very thorough and great at what he does. Never hesitates to make sure all questions are answered and you have everything you need.
Dr. Matthew Shaeffer provides excellent care with the best bedside manner.
Very pleased and appreciative of the time, attention and care I received at yesterday's appointment w/ Dr. Shaffer and staff.
very good visit
He is the best!
the doctor and his staff were very nice and i am glad that I picked him as my new PCP
GREAT dr and GREAT guy!!!!
admire all my Doctors..Kind , careing, good listeners, Explain medical reasons so that I can understand them and why I need to follow instructions.
Dr Schaefer was very thorough, spent plenty of time with me discussing my injury and a plan for treatment. He also offered some suggestions for exercise during the period that the injury will need to rest who j is important to me,
Very professional, courteous and helpful. All members of the provider team were good to work with.
i liked that 2 physicians took the time with me and were there to discuss possible causes for my problem. i felt like they really listened and treated me and my husband with respect.
Dr Schaffer was recommended highly by my primary care Dr. due to his expertise in this area. I can't thank him enough .
This was the best DR. appointment I think I have ever had. Dr. Schaffer took time to review my records as this was the first time we have met at the Dr's office. I was blown away about how thorough he was and how much time he took to make sure I am headed in the right direction. Awesome appointment.
My regular orth doc is Charles Burke. He was on vacation when I called about a problem with my knee. The staff offered me the opportunity to see Dr Schaefer.I found him to be helpful and very kind,He injected my sore knee and answered questions.I am glad I didn't have to wait another week to be seen.
Dr. Matthew Schaffer was really great. He provided me with a lot of information and also checked in with me about my mental health, which was not even my reason for my appointment.
I usually go to his Dad Ted but he wasn't available when i made the appointment so i opted to see his son instead and he is just as courteous and helpful as his Dad is. I would use him again if i needed.
Dr. Shaffer really listens to my issues and tries to come up with the best solution. He is kind, gentle and easy to talk to about my health care problems.
Dr Shaffer was prompt, gave me great care, listened to my concerns and was very friendly
Great visit with Dr. Matt Schaffer. He listened and gave me the treatment I needed to improve my condition.
He's the best! very compassionate and listens well.
RFP is excellent. all of the staff there treat patients with courtesy dignity and respect. Dr Schaffer is beyond excellent. every doctor should be like him.
Matthew was recommended by a friend and I would recommend his to other friends, but not too many, because I don't want him to become too busy to get an appointment.
Dr. Schaffer is a patient listener who has expertise in sports medicine. I rely on him to assist with running related injuries. I have complete confidence in his abilities and advice.
very comfortable with Doctor ; trust him to take care of issues concerning my knee
very good doctor, and very friendly, cares about your health. He's the best.
Started seeing Dr. Schaffer back in very early December.He is excellent! I have been under his care since then.He and his team of others have taken great care of me,as i have made tremendous improvement with my ongoing health issues. Plus the office and staff people are super!
Excellent experience overall.
Wait time is horrendous. I work by appointment for my job, I need to be seen when I set up appoints at a Doctor office at the time of my app. I wanted 45 to just get into the office.
we had a great visit. more than I was expecting in kindness of service we recieved from both the nurse and the doctor. both were exceptional.
It was great!
The wait time was unusually long. It took 30 minutes past my appointment time for me to get to a room, 45 more minutes to see the doctor, and another 10 minutes after I saw the doctor to get blood drawn. I didn't leave until an hour and a half after my appointment time. (I showed up around 5:20, my appointment was at 5:30, and I left the office a few minutes before 7:00.)
Dr. Schaffer is excellent doctor. This was my first time seeing him. Fits very well with Bradley & Burke Orthopedics.
Dr. Schaffer was wonderful. He saw me quickly and was very thorough with the visit. He was not rushed and explained his thought process on my injury to me very clearly. I would recommend Dr. Schaffer very highly to family and friends
physician is young but realizes the importance of listening to the pt. No arrogance. I have experienced arrogance and a rude comment from the other physician in the past . Dr. Shaffer was professional and thorough . He will be a valuable asset to UPMC!
Dr. Matthew Schaffer was very attentive to my complaints which we both knew would be temporary due to a viral infection. He discussed with me the limits of what could be done. I found him to be kind, upbeat and patient with me and think he is a great doctor.
Dr. Shaffer is very knowledgeable, personable, sensitive to my particular case, outlook, preferences and goals. He provided much more than the minimum of attention and assistance, and seemed pleased to do so. I feel comfortable and supported by this physician.
Very clear on options for care and informative diagnosis and path forward
All very good experience
I was impressed with Dr Shaffer spending time to explain options for medical treatments and his professional approach. I am a new patient for Dr Shaffer but want to continue my treatments with him.
excellent doctor. he is the best pcp anyone could have. all doctors should be like him. he is superior. he is excellent with all medical knowledge and also possesses a gift to be able to meet the patient where the patient is with his or her needs. he is a able to adjust the conversation/visit according to the patients situation and mind set. this is indeed a gift in medicine
the dr was amazing spent alot of time with me really showed an interest in me. I would recommend him yo everybody i know
TREATED WITH RESPECT AND KINDNESS.
All of my visits and conversations with my Drs., have been excellent with a very satisfying outcome.
Loved Dr. Shaffer!
LOVE Dr shaffer and the entire practice.
excellent. dr Schaefer is excellent. he is always concerned about me and my needs, tqkes the time to listen to my issues and always discusses all treatment options. I recommend him to everyone needing an md. he is an absolute credit to the medical profession.
Had pain free injection for bursitis
Matt did not rush me at all. He met me right where I needed him to and took the time to listen while providing good professional advice on how to handle my situation.
I love Dr. S!
I was very happy with my care provider. My question were answered and everyone was very helpful.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Schaeffer. He is an amazing addition to the team at Burke and Bradley. He was very kind, listened, and did a great job including taking the time to walk through the images from the ultrasound guided injection at the end of the procedure.
Everyone was friendly & professional. The only negative to the appointment was an hour wait and being stuck in the waiting room having to watch "The View" on tv:).
first visit, office was professional, dr. was outstanding, and my condition was identified and treated in one appointment
All of my visits with Dr. Matt Shaffer have been wonderful. He is very kind and very concerned about my physical health as well as my mental health. I find him to be very courteous, respectful of my feelings and every visit has been a learning experience for me because he takes time to talk to me, not at me. I couldn't want for a better PCP. The nurses, assistants and office staff are all so wonderful. I am a very happy and blessed patient. lol
very good experience
Matthew Schaffer listened to me during the exam. You usually feel like doctors do not listen to you and just try to rush you out of the room. My only complaint is that I had to wait a very long time for him to come into the room. I was brought back from the waiting room quickly, but then i had to sit in the exam room for a good bit.
Originally when I changed doctors due to insurance, I am new to UPMC, I wanted to see a geriatric doctor. I was unable to select a geriatric doctor as my PCP. I am very happy with Dr Matt Schaffer. He is very attentive and listens to me. He has patience to make sure I understand what he is saying since I am hard of hearing. I feel like I am talking with my son. My interest is to stay healthy. I want to avoid specialist due to cost factor until I become eligible for Medicare. Thanks Dr Matt!
Dr. Schaffer was very thorough and listened well. He discussed treatment options with me and helped me decide what would be best for me.
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