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Deborah Schaefer at [NYU Langone Health]

Deborah A. Schaefer, DO

  • Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 631-744-3303
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About Me

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to help other people. As I got older, my love of helping others grew into a desire to help people become healthier and to live longer, more fulfilling lives. During medical school, I realized that primary care guides patients’ health most profoundly by teaching patients about health maintenance and preventive care. I felt that my ability to communicate with patients would be best utilized in the specialty of family medicine. The connections I make with patients every day as a part of NYU Winthrop Hospital are instrumental to their current and future health and wellness.

I care for patients who are 18 years and older. I see people for checkups and those who want to maintain their health by getting preventive medical care. I educate them as best I can by providing resources for continued good health. In addition, I see patients with multiple comorbidities and conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, coronary artery disease, thyroid disease, anxiety, and depression. Our team helps these patients navigate their own personal health journeys. I also provide women's wellness in the office, which includes annual Pap tests and breast exams.

I am able to certify patients, when necessary, in the use of the medical marijuana program in the state of New York. I was one of the first doctors in New York to take the coursework necessary to do this and am able to help my patients with chronic pain, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis. Oncologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and pain management specialists send patients to me to participate in this program, which is vital for their health journey.

At Shoreham Medical Services, the care my team and I provide is comprehensive and compassionate. Our team is highly professional, intelligent, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our patients’ needs are met.

As a professor and adjunct faculty member at multiple medical schools over the past 25 years, I have tried to mold new doctors into excellent primary care physicians. I have participated in studies that have appeared in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. I am very proud of my students and have been mentioned in their research work over the years.


Conditions and Treatments

Treatments
  • vaccination
  • immunization
  • primary care
  • annual wellness visit
  • preventive health care
  • annual physical
Treatments
  • vaccination
  • immunization
  • primary care
  • annual wellness visit
  • preventive health care
  • annual physical

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine, 1996
Education and Training
  • Residency, Northwell Health - Southside Hospital, Family Medicine, 1996
  • DO from New York Institute Of Tech, 1992
Departments

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell Managed Medicaid
    • Agewell Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Open Access HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare Compass Exchange
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
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Locations and Appointments

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Shoreham Medical Services

45 Route 25A
Shoreham, NY 11786

Phone

631-744-3303

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Publications

  • Heo, Inha; Dutta, Devanjali; Schaefer, Deborah A; Iakobachvili, Nino; Artegiani, Benedetta; Sachs, Norman; Boonekamp, Kim E; Bowden, Gregory; Hendrickx, Antoni P A; Willems, Robert J L; Peters, Peter J; Riggs, Michael W; O'Connor, Roberta; Clevers, Hans

    Nature microbiology. 2018 Jul ; 3(7):814-823

  • Khoury, Joe Kevin; Khoury, Neil Christian; Schaefer, Deborah; Chitnis, Anup; Hassen, Getaw Worku

    American journal of emergency medicine. 2018 Feb ; 36(2):341.e1-341.e3

  • Hulverson, Matthew A; Choi, Ryan; Arnold, Samuel L M; Schaefer, Deborah A; Hemphill, Andrew; McCloskey, Molly C; Betzer, Dana P; Müller, Joachim; Vidadala, Rama S R; Whitman, Grant R; Rivas, Kasey L; Barrett, Lynn K; Hackman, Robert C; Love, Melissa S; McNamara, Case W; Shaughnessy, Thomas K; Kondratiuk, Alison; Kurnick, Matthew; Banfor, Patricia N; Lynch, James J; Freiberg, Gail M; Kempf, Dale J; Maly, Dustin J; Riggs, Michael W; Ojo, Kayode K; Van Voorhis, Wesley C

    International journal for parasitology. 2017 10 ; 47(12):753-763

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