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Providers

Brian C. Schafer, MD

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... Read more

R. August Ritter III, MD

A Cape Girardeau native, Dr. August Ritter, III, is a third-generation orthopedic surgeon. His grandfather founded Advanced Orthopedic Specialists in 1934. Dr. Ritter sees patients of all ages and injury types and enjoys being involved in helping patients return to a comfortable and active lifestyle. His... Read more


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