Christopher Schaeffer

Christopher P. Schaeffer

Christopher P. Schaeffer MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Professional Summary:

I primarily practice inpatient medicine at Buffalo General Hospital. I also supervise residents in an outpatient practice at Erie County Medical Center two days a week. My philosophy of medical care is to work with patients and come to the best plan of action for the issues facing that patient. I believe in a cooperative model of care that incorporates my experience and judgment along with the patient‘s values and preferences. Education is a significant part of my work and I believe that my role as a physician is not only to diagnose and treat, but to educate patients. Since information and education is often not the only thing patients need, I practice and believe in techniques that can improve motivation for healthy choices. I consider my experience in motivational interviewing to be an important component of my clinical expertise.


Internal Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine at Hertel Elmwood
Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine Center
Hertel Elmwood Health Center
900 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716-871-1571
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Better Health Plan, Inc. (HMO)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Education and Training:

  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • AB, Psychology, Harvard College, Cum Laude (1991)

Awards and Honors:

  • Tow Award (2006)

Research Profile:

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