Dr. Peter Kaufman, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Kaufman
Accepting new patients

Capital Digestive Care

10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817

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Dr. Peter Kaufman, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bethesda, MD and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kaufman has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kaufman to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Suburban Hospital Bethesda, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kaufman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kaufman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kaufman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (240) 737-0085.

Pancreatic Disease

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

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Dr. Kaufman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Dr. Kaufman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaufman

4.3

Based on 24 ratings

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I have been a patient of Dr. Kaufman for over a year and I find he is the most knowledgeable physician in gastroenterology and I have been through 5 (because the first one retired). He is down to earth, does't 'jump the gun' and come up with radical solutions that are not necessarily warranted and open to thinking about alternatives. I am so glad I found him.
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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Adele Green, Ph.D. – Mar 09, 2020
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Recently had my first visit with Dr. Kaufman and found him to be extremely thorough with his intake interview and very personable. He encourages questions and respects the individual needs of each patient. I left the visit feeling highly confident that I had made the right choice in seeing him.
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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Jul 26, 2019
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Excellent MD.
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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Jul 12, 2019
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I have recommended Dr. Kaufman to many people because he is an amazing diagnostician and terrific listener.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I found Dr. Kaufman to be a compassionate , caring person with astute diagnostic abilities. He prides himself with the desire to stay in touch with his patients during treatment and their concerns, by Email or portal ,daily if needed. If 5 stars represent the best qualities of a physician, I would award 6.
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Mar 16, 2019
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Bedside manner was extremely improper, and definitely NOT trauma informed. Assumed I would be fine with an immediate invasive exam with NO prior info about what it would entail, and without even asking (just "now a nurse will do XYZ"). Recommended a course of treatment that doesn't have scientific backing to show that it works (FODMAP) and managed to make my visit about my (mid-journey) weight and not digestion. Not competent for eating disorder patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Dec 05, 2018
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Dr Kaufman is an excellent doctor and is very engaging
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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John Vecchiarelli in Silver Spring, MD – Oct 22, 2018
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Comfortable physician visit -friendly, personable - knowledgeable - Exudes confidence in what could be difficult. Excellent listener.
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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Kristi johnson in Bethesda, MD – Oct 17, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1986
Temple University
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Baystate Med Center Tufts University
Residency Hospital
1981
Roger Williams Genl Hosp-Br
Internship Hospital
1980
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
1976
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School
,

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What are Dr. Peter Kaufman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kaufman frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Kaufman specializes.

Where is Dr. Peter Kaufman, MD's office located?

Dr. Kaufman's office is located at 10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404, Bethesda, MD 20817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Bethesda10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)