Gary Schafer, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine
Gary Schafer, MD
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Adults


Practicing Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Adult Medicine
  • Annual Physical
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Emphysema
    • General Care
    • Management Of Acute And Chronic Illnesses
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Primary Care
    • Sick Visits
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Well Visits


  • English


"I enjoy educating people about their medical conditions so they can control them and not be controlled by them."

Dr. Schafer is board certified in internal, pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine. He specializes in asthma, emphysema, sleep disorders and COPD.

He received the Stewart L. Mooring Award for excellence in medicine at Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) and was named a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Schafer enjoys the challenge of helping people breathe better and the opportunity to help others.

He received his medical degree at Wake Forest University and completed his residency and fellowship at Maine Medical Center.

In his spare time, he enjoys working outside taking care of his family’s horse farm.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Medical Education

  • Wake Forest University


  • Maine Medical Center


  • Maine Medical Center


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