John Schaefer, MD

La Grande Family Medicine in La Grande, OR

John Schaefer, MD



Dr. Schaefer was born in Rahway, New Jersey and attended college at Arizona State University where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He went on to work in genetics at the University of Washington where he did DNA sequencing and cloning into fruit flies and also worked with the rural fire department in Bothal, Washington as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. From there he attended the Medical College of  Wisconsin and graduated in 1992.

He went to work at Valley Family Health Care in Payette, Idaho and Ontario, Oregon where he served as a medical director of 5 clinics before coming to La Grande in 2004. Since then he has been a primary care doctor at LA Grande Family Medical for the last 14 years. He enjoys astronomy, photography, backpacking, hunting and scuba diving.

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