"I have had a tear in my knee but put it and off going to a surgeon due to another surgery that took priority. I do not want to miss more work than I already have. I went to Dr. Schafer to see what he could do. Figuring surgery was what the answer was going to be. I had to wait for a good while in the waiting room but again, there was a lot of people there that day needing to see him. He asked me different questions and I told him things about my knee. He said it was up to me if I wanted the surgery. He suggested I get a cortisone shot in my knee joint and to see if that would take the swelling out and ease the pain. I decided on the shot and took it easy on my leg for 3-4 days. So far, my pain is gone and I have been doing heavy work again. He told me if it bothered me later, to come back if needed. No other appointments made. I liked the fact that he suggested the shot first and not jump to get surgery instead. I would recommend Dr. Schafer for knee pain and will go back to him if need in the future." -- Micheal F.