Dr. David Kossoff, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Kossoff
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Digestive Care Specialists

70 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702

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Dr. David Kossoff, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Frederick, MD. Dr. Kossoff has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Frederick Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kossoff to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kossoff is affiliated with Frederick Health Frederick, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kossoff

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kossoff treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kossoff treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 624-5566.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Kossoff is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kossoff is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nausea
Dysphagia
Heartburn
Hiatal Hernia
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High
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Very High
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kossoff is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Gastritis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Kossoff is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Anal or Rectal Pain
Hemorrhoids
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High
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Dr. Kossoff's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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(301) 624-5566

Dr. Kossoff accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Kossoff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kossoff

4.3

Based on 100 ratings

5 Stars
81%
(81)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(4)
1 Star
14%
(14)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (80)
  • Explained conditions well (77)
  • Office environment (77)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (18)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (17)
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My experience with Dr. David Kossoff was a pleasant one. His staff was professional, courteous, and friendly. The office environment was clean and run with efficiency. Dr. Kossoff and his staff explained the process and let me know what to expect. After my procedure, I was told in detail what the next steps were going to be. Which put me immediately at ease. I would highly recommend going to Dr. Kossoff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ATwillman – Nov 03, 2020
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Dr. Kossoff is an phenomenal physician. His knowledge, confidence and his bedside manner is exceptional. His entire staff as well were top notch. Have nothing but good things to say about everyone at that office. Would highly recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Andrew – Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Kossoff went above and beyond getting me in for my Colonoscopy, due to a communication issue. Kudos to him and his Team in taking ownership of a challenging situation and making it right. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richard Meyer – Aug 11, 2020
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Dr. Kossoff has always gone the extra mile for my family. He takes the time to fully explain our conditions and the treatment plans he is proposing. His practice has taken care of my wife and I for varying GI issues for over a decade. The staff has always been very professional to us and is very proficient in answering all questions and concerns. The facility is very clean and well organized.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 16, 2019
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Dr. Kossoff has been my gastroenterologist for over 1o years. As a retired nurse, I find him and his entire staff to be very professional, yet caring. I have several issues that need to be treated and I find they are there whenever I need them. When you meet with them, they take as much time as you need , so you fully understand what is going on. I would highly recommend he, and his staff to anyone. In fact, my family members are also their patients!
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Judith – Sep 11, 2019
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• Knowledgeable • Addresses the person as a whole, & not just the symptoms • Reassuring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelon – Sep 11, 2019
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Dr. Kossoff and his team have been my doctor for several years always showing personal concern to go the extra mile and be available when diagnosing my health issue to ensure a speedy recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 21, 2019
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I recently had a colonoscopy that went well. But the heart monitoring as part of the procedure showed issues with my heart. At the 3 week follow up after the colonoscopy, Dr. Kossoff was concerned that my appointment with a cardiologist had been pushed out to 2 weeks in the future. He was concerned that my heart rate was elevated. He called a nearby cardiologist and I was seen the same day. I appreciate the extra time Dr. Kossoff spent at the follow up. It could turn out more important than the colonoscopy itself.
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RPR – Aug 08, 2019
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He has terrible bedside manner. I felt he did not explain my diagnosis to me in detail and left feeling very disappointed. I would not recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Kossoff is by far the best gastroenterologist in the Frederick area - and maybe the entire State of Maryland. He has the awards in his office to prove it! I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kossoff for over 8 years, while residing in different locations that are at minimum 50 miles away from his Frederick, MD office. However, Dr. Kossoff’s professionalism, attention to detail and care, along with his affability has made me want to keep Dr. Kossoff as my GI doctor for my Crohn’s Disease without hesitation, no matter my zip code.
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Kossoff and his entire staff are highly professional, and more importantly are very attentive to my health issues. Dr. Kossoff is always available to answers my questions and very concerned about my overall health. I would recommend anyone needing a gastroenterologist and specialized care (e.g., colitis, IBS, etc.) call Dr. Kossoff and his 1st class staff.
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Apr 24, 2019
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You will walk into a clean, friendly, comfortable lobby for the Dr. Kossof office on Thomas Jefferson Drive. The front desk were organized and the team in the back at checkout were very helpful too. When I am with Dr. Kossoff, I feel that he gives me all of the time needed to finish a proper, thorough visit. The attention and time they gave me is priceless and he answers all of our questions and the communications by all the team is excellent too. You should go here for your GI needs.
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Apr 14, 2019
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I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Kossoff and his team. I was having gallbladder pain over a long holiday weekend. I called first thing Monday and they got me in later that same day. After hearing my story, they ordered me blood work and an ultra sound STAT through FMH Rosehill. After receiving my results, Dr. Kossoff stopped at nothing to get in touch with me that night. I was already asleep and when he couldn't reach me, he called my husband several times until he answered. My numbers were
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Kendall in FREDERICK, MD – Feb 20, 2019
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Overall excellent practice. Always prompt, very thorough. Dr. Kossoff has been my GI doc for over 20 years. The colonoscopy procedure is painless. The offices and surgical center are top notch. I highly recommend Dr Kossoff and his team.
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Dennis O in Frederick, MD – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. Kossoff is great!
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Jan 10, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Kossoff since 2005 - I am 54 years old. He diagnosed my Barrett’s Esophagus and also addressed colon issues I’ve had. Dr Kossoff has done SIX EGD’s and FOUR colonoscopies on me - and I have to say, I have never trusted or respected a doctor as much as I do him. He has an amazingly relaxed and confident manner that makes for easy and open conversation about awkward conditions. Best doctor I’ve ever had. I’ve moved out of state, but I will travel to keep seeing him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Valentine – Sep 18, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Kossoff for many years now, having first visited him with issues that were a result of gastro difficulties, and a surgical procedure that was collapsing. He examined, tested and scoped me with the eventual analysis that I would need a repair to the surgery from some years before, however nobody in our area was skilled in that respect. I received a phone call from Dr. K some time later and he informed me that a specialist was available to whom he was going to refer me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lee Vogtman in MD – Aug 30, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kossoff for many years. This practice is professional, caring and compassionate. He spends as much time as needed with each patient so that when you leave the office you understand what needs to be done and why. I credit Dr. Kossoff and Lindsay, NP with saving my life due to a CT scan that found a mass that turned out to be cancer. I would not go to any other GI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terri in Frederick – Jun 26, 2018
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Very honest,professional love the entire staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denise smith in Frederick – Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Kossoff spent a great deal of time listening to all symptoms and answering all of our questions and concerns. We would recommend him to anyone having digestive issues!! Very thourough and genuinely wants to make his patients better.....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marcie McCarthy in Mount Airy , MD – May 16, 2018
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Biography

Dr. David Kossoff, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Frederick, MD. Dr. Kossoff has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders,...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1997
Allegheny Genl Hosp-Allegheny U Hlth Sci
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Med Coll Penn-Hahnemann U
Residency Hospital
1993
Med Coll Penn-Hahnemann U
Internship Hospital

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What are Dr. David Kossoff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kossoff frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kossoff specializes.

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Dr. Kossoff's office is located at 70 Thomas Johnson Dr, Frederick, MD 21702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Care Specialists

Optimal Digestive Care70 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702
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Frederick Health

Frederick, MD

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)