Lawrence A. Schaeffer, M.D.
Listed as "Texas Monthly Super Doctor" 20101900 South Coulter Street, Suite C, Amarillo, Texas 79106
(806) 353-3061 Fax (806) 356-0045
Dr Schaeffer specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes syndromes involving:
- headache disorders such as migraine, cluster headache and tension headache
- epilepsy or seizures
- traumatic brain injury
- neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).
- cerebrovascular disease, such as transient ischemic attack and stroke.
- sleep disorders
- cerebral palsy
- infections of the brain (encephalitis), brain meninges (meningitis), spinal cord (myelitis)
- infections of the peripheral nervous system
- neoplasms – tumors of the brain and its meninges (brain tumors), spinal cord tumors, tumors of the peripheral nerves (neuroma)
- movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, hemiballismus, tic disorder, and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, and of the peripheral nervous system, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- spinal cord disorders – tumors, infections, trauma, malformations (e.g., myelocele, meningomyelocele, tethered cord)
- disorders of peripheral nerves, muscle (myopathy) and neuromuscular junctions
- injuries to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
- altered mental status, encephalopathy, stupor and coma
- speech and language disorders
Dr. Schaeffer was residency trained and board certified in both Internal Medicine and Neurology. His neurology training was at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and opened his practice in Amarillo in 1997. He is available for specialty care in his office, at Northwest Texas Hospital, and BSA Hospital.
High School: Irish Institute, Mexico City, Mexico - Valedictorian
College & Medical School: Anahuac University, University of the State of Mexico 1981
Internal Medicine / Surgery - National Institute of Nutrition, Mexico City, Mexico 1981
Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn: National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico City, Mexico 1982
Social Service - Mexico City, Mexicio 1982-1983
Residency - Internal Medicine:
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas (Neurology)
Years in Amarillo: 1999-
Board Certification: Internal Medicine since 1987, and Neurology since 1993
Hospitals used: Northwest Texas Hospital and Baptist/St. Anthony's Hospital
Taking New Patients: Yes. Appointments required.
Office Hours: 9a-12n 2p-4p by appointment
Languages spoken: English and Spanish.
Office with Handicapped access: Yes.
Services in Office: Lab, EMG, nerve conduction studies