Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

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Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

Scottsdale Neurology

9755 N 90th St Ste A200 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Telehealth services available
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaufman

3.6

Based on 80 ratings

5 Stars
57.5%
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4 Stars
3.75%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.25%
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1 Star
27.5%
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I was referred to Dr.Kaufmann by my primary care physician for evaluation of a chronic hereditary disease. Dr. Kaufmann gathered ALL of my medical records. Even before seeing me, Dr. Kaufmann knew what questions to ask and had a scribe with him to assist in his exam and evaluation. I really appreciated that Dr. Kaufmann had a holistic approach to my issues; he evaluated medications and supplements I was already on, and he made some additional recommendations. I must say I was struck that this man is extremely intelligent--- I completely trust him with my care. I have already recommended him to others!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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KT – Apr 22, 2022
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EXCELLENT physician who does take the time to ask questions AND listen. I consider myself fortunate to have found his office. In addition, Melissa his #1, was kind and patient as she put me through a battery of hour+ of tests. All in all it was an extremely positive experience. Front desk staff efficient and helpful. Potential or current patients must remember to be flexible and exercise patience with the office when scheduling and waiting for their turn. It is NOT a fast-food restaurant. You are waiting to see one of the top neurologists in Arizona. Consider yourself fortunate and remember to be kind and respect to this hardworking staff.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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A Finch – Nov 04, 2021
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He does tend to run late but he is well worth it. His tardiness is because he takes extra time with each patient and you never feel rushed. He is very thorough and explains things nicely.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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David W Harris – Nov 03, 2021
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Dr Kaufman is helpful and caring but I can not recommend him as his staff is incredibly rude and condescending. I understand it must be hard for them constantly having to explain his extremely long wait time but they don't have to be disrespectful to patients. My 2:30 appointment didn't happen until 5:45. Prior to that, the front office girl actually hung up on me! I have never been treated so poorly. When this was brought to the Dr's attention, he said he hand picked them and they are the best. He did not even apologize for their behavior.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Oct 29, 2021
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After two decades dealing with a debilitating chronic illness, Dr. Kaufman was the first medical professional to listen. He may be late, but he is more than worth the wait. Took time to actually read my records and research the disease. This guy doesn’t let the system dictate your medical care. He has been a blessing to me
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
  • Long wait times
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Kelly Clark – Sep 24, 2021
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This is one of the best doctors I have ever met. I suffer from migraine/facial pain for 5 mos. Dr. Kaufman spent time with me from the 1st visit & called me (3) times to discuss & evaluate my condition. We havent figured out what is wrong yet as I have strange symptoms. His devotion to patient care & medicine is truly admirable. His positive attitude & review of medical terms, test results & commitment to his patients is unmatched. He calls after hours as he truly cares. He is extremely intelligent & detail-oriented. There is absolutely no neurologist that I would prefer more. I have faith in him as he keeps trying. He even had my MRI results reread. No doctor does that! The bad reviews about wait time is ridiculous. I recommend those patients go to another DR who won't care as much as him. This DR practices old school & his staff are wonderful. Staff will call when you can come for your appt when he is behind. DONT LISTEN Bad reviews- huge mistake if you need a neurologist.
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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Gail B – Sep 17, 2021
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Dr. Kaufmann is an excellent doctor, but bring a book to read while in the waiting room. There really is no good structure in place to see patients anywhere near the time of their actual appointment. Don't even waste your breath talking to the desk, because it won't help. They get complaints all day long. And yes, sometimes you can't even get them on the phone for a long time. Leaving a message usually gets you in touch. Personally, I'd rather wait for a skilled doctor than worry about the extended waiting time, but that decision is yours. This doctor is really well-trained and highly skilled, so I gave him 5 stars.The waiting timeto me is irrelevant. It's your health that's important, not your schedule or level of patience. My only problem is that he must be freaked out about Covid 19, because he's still not physically back in his office, and I won't agree to phone conferences.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dan from Scottsdale – Jun 09, 2021
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Well if you like to wait this is the office for you, I try to get the first appointment of the day (1130ish), yes they dont open until 1130am- and I still can count on a 30-60 minute wait. Getting anyone to answer the phone and answer questions is a nightmare, getting anyone to SPEAK SLOWLY so I can understand them just does not happen. Dr Kaufmann might know his stuff and could be a great resource but the office is run like some out of control daycare. The last appointment I had (1130am) I was sitting and yes, waiting, the front desk was appalled that other professionals were calling, expecting to speak to the dr- gosh hes not even in yet- what are these other humans thinking! Im also not sure whats up with the billing department but either you take insurance or you dont- my insurance has no deductible so do not bill me for the write off amount. I am done- done waiting, done being frustrated, done with everything I am not doing 'telemedicine'- who knows how long I would have
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr Kaufman is one of the most caring and knowledgeable physicians my husband had the opportunity to meet.
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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Liebz – Apr 08, 2020
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I’ve seen Dr. Kaufman twice now and he is unlike any other doctor I’ve ever been to. He takes the time to listen, asks a ton of questions, and does not make you feel rushed. I have been to a couple of different doctors for the same issue, after 5 minutes they will write a prescription and send me on my way. He digs for the root cause of the issue and makes sure that no stone is unturned. To me, this is worth the wait. Be sure to call ahead before you leave for your appointment because he typically runs behind, and be prepared to wait. But again, it is worth it if you truly want to find the cause of what is ailing you.
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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Kelly H. – Feb 29, 2020
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Although Dr. Kaufman may be an excellent neurologist, his follow-up skills are deplorable. I’ve been waiting FIVE weeks for the results of my MRI and FOUR weeks for the EEG. I’ve contacted his office twice, only to be told that he needs to review them. This is unconscionable. Suppose I had a serious condition that needed immediate attention? I definitely feel as if my case means nothing to him.
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Feb 14, 2020
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I never had the chance to see Dr Kaufman as his staff was so incredibly rude I was unable to make an appointment. I merely asked them to ask Dr Kaufman if my case had been discussed with my cardiologist and encountered incredible resistance. When I demanded they ask Dr Kaufman they said they were unwilling to make an appointment because I was rude. Thanks Dr Kaufman but I found a neurologist and we get along just fine!
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Cathy Patzke – Jan 25, 2020
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I did think I was going to like this doctor but when i called, to cancel an appointment, I was told, very rudely, that I would have to pay a 75.00 cancellation feel. Yes, I signed the waiver, but I was so sick there wasn’t any way I could make that appointment. There was absolutely no sympathy or even an “I am sorry” from the receptionist. I told her that I was contagious and that didn’t matter. So I fired him. HIs loss for there are many good doctors out there that remember what doctoring is all about. It isn’t a business.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Rio Verde, AZ – Jan 12, 2020
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I have had complex migraines since I was 14, I am 56! I have seen numerous headache specialists, surgery with neuro surgeons and have NEVER had a doctor care or listen like Dr. Kaufman. You absolutely need to understand he will spend all the time YOU need. He rushes no one. If he is there at 10:00 at night it is not uncommon. This doctor is a gem, truly cares about people, knows his craft and listens to all of your symptoms. Its simple, the day you have an appointment with him, you kindly ask the office to call you when you are an hour out or less depending on your drive. Don't be angry, be grateful!
What went well
  • 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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Michelle - Scottsdale - August 2019 – Aug 22, 2019
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Made appointment closer to a month ago. Was told to call before appointment in case the dr. was running late. My appointment was for 2:00 p.m. I called at 1:30 and was told he was running an hour late. They would call me a half hour before when he'd be ready. By 2:30 p.m. I had not received a call. At 2:50 I left for my 20 minute drive to the office. There was no one in the waiting room when I arrived. About 20 minutes later a woman appeared in the waiting room. At 3:30 p.m., 1 1/2 hours after my scheduled appointment time, I asked if the appointment was going to happen and was told yes he would see me eventually, however there was one person ahead of me! Total rudeness and inconsideration. I wasn't told to take the afternoon off for the appointment and the lie that he was running an hour late was a real joke.
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Jul 10, 2019
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Dr Seth Kaufman is the best neurologist in Scottsdale and probably the country. He spends the necessary time with each patient to get to the root of their problems.
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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Jodi Towns in Scottsdale , AZ – Jun 29, 2019
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Drove 30 min to my appointment, arrived on time. Dr. Kaufman was not even in the office at noon. 2 patients were ahead of me and Dr. Kaufman was doing who knows what, maybe a nice round of golf. So if you want to wait indefinitely Dr. Kaufman's the guy to see.....
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Mar 16, 2019
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Very detail oriented and thinks outside the box . Was able to help with parkinsonisms and send me to very helpful visual therapist for my dizziness.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Deborah in Phoenix – Oct 25, 2018
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Dr Kaufman is the type of doctor that is totally present when he is with you. He offers his full attention and never rushes through the appointments. Very thorough, very genuinely concerned, intelligent, and highly skilled. The office is very accommodating and works with Dr Kaufman’s untraditional approach to patient appointment times.
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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Scottsdale , AZ – Sep 07, 2018
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I feel much better thank Dr
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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FL – Jul 08, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Education

2004
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Med School
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
2003
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
2003
New York Presbyterian Cornell University
Residency Hospital
1999
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Tulane U Sch Pub Hlth
1994
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Dr. Kaufman frequently treats Gait Abnormality, Difficulty With Walking, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kaufman treats.

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Dr. Kaufman's office is located at 9755 N 90th St Ste A200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kaufman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats Gait Abnormality more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Difficulty With Walking
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats Difficulty With Walking more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kaufman's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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Scottsdale Neurology

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