Christopher Schaeffer

Christopher P. Schaeffer

Christopher P. Schaeffer MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I practice medicine at Erie County Medical Center. 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
ECMC Internal Medicine Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New Y 14215
Phone: 7168983152
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)

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, ABIM

Education and Training:

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

Awards and Honors:

  • Tow Award (2006)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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