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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Neurology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044
Neurology Scenery Park State College
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA 16801

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

Schaefer, Kathleen Ann, MD Visit for information on Kathleen Ann Schaefer, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 147 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurology, Board Certified, 2006


  • SUNY Downstate at Brooklyn, School of Medicine 1988


  • Winthrop U. Hospital 1989


  • U. of Maryland Medical System 1993


  • U. of Maryland Medical Center 1993
    Neuromuscular Disease

Clinical Interests:

General Neurology

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.6 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
May 5
I travel close to 3 hours to see Kathleen Shaefer. She is fantastic!
Apr 19
The doctor was really nice and went over everything in detail. She asked tons of questions and took notes on every one of my answers, unlike other doctors I've had in the past.
Apr 15
March 28
this was my first some of the answers to these questions could change after more visits.
March 17
Doctor wasted no time in letting me know that she would not be accepting me as a patient. She claimed that her position was based on the fact that there was no one to "manage my DBS" here. her manner was brusque and dismissive, and certainly was not the way I would expect a physician to deal with a Parkinson's patient, especially one who was initially diagnosed and treated by her predecessor, Kevin Parry. An altogether unsatisfactory experience.
Feb 17
The length of the appointment was less than either of us had anticipated. An examination from a referral had been delayed more than anticipated and results will not be complete until three other appointments are completed and they are not scheduled until the middle of April. The care provider had assumed those results would be available prior to this appointment. Without them, this appointment was useless. My next appointment with the care provider won't be until early in June to be more sure that those results will be available. There should be better coordination and communication between the care provider and the referral so care provider and client time is not wasted as happened with this appointment.
Feb 12
Very pleased with visit - dr.
Feb 3
She was very thorough in both her exam and what she was looking for.
Feb 1
I was very pleased with the care provider and will return to her in the future.
Jan 19
very helpful/sensitive during an super intense need. excellent doctor ! Her staff seemed to follow her example/attitude.
Jan 15
Dec 23, 2015
This doctor is outstanding. When my prior doctor left because of health reasons. Dr Shaffer became my new Doctor,She is a knowledgeable and compassionate person. The medical profession should use her as a model. for all Docs to follow. She is that good.I hope she continues in the medical field.
Dec 4, 2015
Dec 2, 2015
I know that I will be overcharged & the condition is no better!!!!!!
Dec 1, 2015
Kathleen Schaefer is a great doctor!
Oct 14, 2015
Love Dr. schaeffer
Sep 28, 2015
#5 - not applicable; #6 - not applicable
Aug 25, 2015
Great Dr visit with Dr Schaefer, she was very compassionate, informative and spent a lot of time with me. She did not make me feel rushed. Highly recommended.
Jul 28, 2015
I was very impressed with Dr.
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Schaefer is always professional and thorough.
June 23, 2015
DR. Schaefer is a great doctor. She is very concerning, helpful and easy to talk to.
June 9, 2015
Always takes time to answer questions; very thorough; polite; concerned
June 4, 2015
Excellent doctor.