Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD
Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

9755 N 90th St Ste A200

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact Information

(480) 621-3313

Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Restless Leg Syndrome
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel 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 Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • New York Presbyterian Cornell University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • New York Presbyterian Cornell University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Tulane U Sch Pub Hlth
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaufman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaufman to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Kaufman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
It was the worst experience I've had in 54 years. He asked me to do some exames (RX, MRI,etc..) and 3 weeks of physical therapy, as well. and over the period asked to return. I did exactly that and to my surprise, the day of the consultation he simply said no longer would accept my insurance. I was in pain and needed medicine and he just gave up to give the treatment sequence. I'm sincerely thinking to sue him in Court !!!
I have had 4 Apts. with Dr. Kaufman. Being under his care is a blessing. He takes time & listens to who you are & how he can treat your condition. For the people that complain about waiting, I guess they did not read the Doctor's letter, explaining his practice which was enclosed in the new patient packet. The staff is very nice. I highly recommend Dr. Kaufman. I do not have to follow up for a year. I will look forward to sharing time with him again. Happy Days Sunny Skies!!!!
Mesa, AZ |
After waiting in the office for 2 hours. We Walked Out. This was our second visit, similar experience the first time, Do your self a favor, if you value your time, I would strongly recommend you go else where. This man has "ZERO RESPECT FOR YOU OR YOUR SCHEDULE. OBVIOUSLY in business for your money Neither he nor the staff show any regard or respect for people keeping appointments. Might just as well do away with schedules and make it a walk in business!!!!! Like a barbershop???
in Paradise Valley, AZ |
It's true the wait time is...huge. Nearly 2 hours for me. They were nice enough to allow me to leave and call me when it was almost my turn. He stayed late (after 7:30pm) and still folks in the waiting room which means he dedicates his time to his patients. Dr. Kaufman asked a LOT of questions and examined me in a home office setting, no bright lights or scary beds. I'm not sure of the diagnosis yet. Blood work ordered is over $3,000, I need it but have to wait to afford it. EMG pending, too.
in Prescott, AZ |
Never saw doctor.Had a 1:20 appmt,driove 110 miles from Prescott to Scottsdale.Woke up with flu-like symptom,called to cancel.Was told I would be charged $75 to cancel and reschedule.Can't afford this, made the trip.Arrived early to a 6 chair crowded waiting room.Dr running late,1.5 hr delay.Went to lunch,called back, told it would be another1.5 hour wait! Went back to pick up my I.D's office kept and took back my paperwork.Horrible office staff, no apologies, just excuses.Don't waste your time.
Phoenix, AZ |
One of the best doctors i have ever had. Diagnosed a rare hemicranea continua, treated it and has been attentive and follow up has been spectacular.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I was there yesterday at 2:45 for a 3 o'clock follow up appointment to review tests that were ordered 6 week previous. That was first appointment I could get. So not happy to have to wait that long to learn results. After 3 hours of waiting and not having the doctor see me or acknowledge me being there I left and no one even seemed to care. The worst patient care ever.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I met with Dr. Kaufman on 12-29 since his staff called me to schedule an appointment. He was upset that I had written a negative opinion of our previous visit and assured me that he did not throw a paper at me, holler, etc. He said that he sometimes talks a little loud and fast and apologized. He offered his help in finding a solution for my tension headache and we discussed options for my depression. He prescribed a medication and said that I could call him any time. H Margery Jean Ziemann
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Dr. Kaufman accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Kaufman has admitting privileges

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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