Dr. Peter Kaufman, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Kaufman
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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 41 years of experience in the medical field. 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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4.3

Based on 24 ratings

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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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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.
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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.
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Jul 26, 2019
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Excellent MD.
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  • 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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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.
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Dec 05, 2018
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Dr Kaufman is an excellent doctor and is very engaging
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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.
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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

Awards

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

Dr. Kaufman frequently treats Abdominal Disorders, Abdominal Pain, and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kaufman treats.

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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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Dr. Kaufman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Kaufman treats Abdominal Disorders more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Kaufman treats Abdominal Pain more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

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Dr. Kaufman treats Constipation more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Bethesda10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817
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Capital Digestive Care - Chevy Chase5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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