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Brian C. Schafer, MD

Brian C. Schafer, MD
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48 Doctors Park
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
573-335-8257Get Directions
Copper Top Foot and Ankle Clinic
225 Physicians Park Drive, Suite 102
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
573-335-8257Get Directions
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Dr. Brian Schafer, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, joined Advanced Orthopedic Specialists from Tucson, Arizona where he was in practice with the United States Air Force Medical Group. Specializing in total joint replacement and arthroscopic knee and shoulder repair, Dr. Schafer was key in introducing new technology and joint replacement options to our region.
My primary focus is always the improved health of my patients - working closely with them to expedite return to work, to play, and to life.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Education

  • 1993 - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


  • 1994 - Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN


  • 1998 - The Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN

Care Philosophy

"I always want to do my best to make sure the patient understands their condition and the options available to treat that condition. I want to work with the patient to ensure that they get the care they need to return to activities they enjoy as quickly as possible."

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced Image Guided Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Procedures and Treatments Offered / Performed

  • Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee conditions
  • Fracture care

Personal Details

"I have been married for more than 30 years to my wife Holly. We have two daughters Eva and Claire. We have our little dog Bruce."

Other Experience

  • 1998-2001 - U.S. Air Force Active Duty
  • 1990-1998 - U.S. Air Force Reserves
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