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Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Kaufman

Scottsdale Neurology

9755 N 90th St Ste A200 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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(480) 621-3313


Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD is a neurology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology and vascular neurology.


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  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Kaufman accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna POS
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Dr. Kaufman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Confusion
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats Confusion more than 100% of his peers

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

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 100% of his peers

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

Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufman treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome

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 Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Kaufman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaufman

3.6

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
56.71641791044776%
(38)
4 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(3)
3 Stars
5.970149253731344%
(4)
2 Stars
5.970149253731344%
(4)
1 Star
26.865671641791046%
(18)

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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!
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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I feel much better thank Dr
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I read through the other reviews here, and chuckle at the dissatisfied patients who are all about the wait time. Dr Kaufman does NOT run on the General Practitioner's rule of spending 6 minutes with a patient, and quickly moving on! If your condition is not important enough to you to wait , by all means, suit yourself. If you want a meaningful exam and plan for your condition, wait a bit. YOU shall benefit. I seen by Dr Kaufman for more than a year; shall continue as long as needed. Recommend!
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Your appointment will be at least 2 hours late. You have to accept it or find another doctor. He spends A LOT of time with his patients, so he's always late. If you have a minor medical issue, find another neurologist. Dr. Kaufman specializes in "weird" cases. If you are weird enough to warrant Dr. Kaufman, you shouldn't mind waiting. He's extremely compassionate, intelligent and thorough. He is worth the wait if you need a neurologist who thinks outside the box.
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If you value your time, do not schedule with this doctor. We had a 3:40 appointment and were told upon arrival that the doctor was running 90 minutes behind. When I asked why the office didn't call to let us know, I was told it was my responsibility to call ahead to check. Since we had an appointment later that would not allow us to wait, I was told the next appointment would be 8 weeks out. We are now seeing a physician at Barrow. There is more to this story, but just trust my review.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Seth Kaufman, MD is a neurology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology and vascular neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal 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
2000
New York Presbyterian Cornell University
Internship Hospital
1999
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Tulane U Sch Pub Hlth
1994
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
2004
2003
2003
2003
2000
1999
1999
1994

Awards

Locations

Scottsdale Neurology

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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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