Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Internal Medicine
8218 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 103
Bethesda, MD 20814 Get Directions
Ava A. Kaufman, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

550.00 every 3 months **
1,100.00 every 6 months **
2,200.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe in treating all patients the way I would like to be treated; with kindness, consideration, and the most expert medical care. My staff and I enjoy getting to know our patients well, knowing not just their medical problems, but their social situations, their concerns, and their preferences. Our goal is to not just treat the immediate problems (although we do that!), but to work on keeping our patients as healthy as possible. We work in partnership with our patients to optimize their physical and emotional well-being. We believe in preventive care, both by appropriate screening and by encouraging healthy habits. In older patients we emphasize maintaining independence and quality of life. We are available by phone, email, and fax to our patients and their families, and work in close coordination with the best specialist physicians both locally and in referral centers. Our goal is your goal; to maintain your health so you can enjoy your life.

Dr. Kaufman's Credentials

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George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC
Internal Medicine 1979-1982

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1979

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Public Health 1984

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Arts 1975

American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Geriatric Medicine
Suburban Hospital
Number One Rated Physician by Patients, Washington Consumers Checkbook
Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Suburban Hospital
Owner, Bethesda Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 1997-present
Internist, Woodburn Internal Medicine Associates 1992-1997
Internist, Yater Medical Group 1990-1992
Internist, Internal Medicine Associates 1986-1990
Physician in Charge, Preferred Medical Center of Henry Ford Hospital System 1984-1986
Instructor, Wayne State University School of Medicine 1983-1984
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Maryland Medical Association
Montgomery County Medical Association

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kaufman

from Rande in MD August 4, 2020 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

My mother lived with me for eleven years until she died at age 90. She had several serious medical conditions, diabetes for almost 60 years, a pre-leukemic blood disease that kept her on chemo drugs and resulted in low hemoglobin and high platelets, congestive heart failure, and advanced kidney disease. Dr. Kaufman was literally her quaterback, coordinating all of her care, consulting with… See more

from Jacques in MD March 26, 2020 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Again, as we celebrate the appreciation of our doctors, I will take this opportunity to recognize Dr. Ava Kaufman for her superb delivery of patient care. Her philosophy of care is really holistic as her focus is not only on the physical but also on the psychological and social aspects of the person. She is very attentive and a good listener who emphasizes a partnership between herself and… See more

from Dr Sue in MD March 12, 2020 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr Kaufman is not only a great doc, we appreciate how she and her staff take the time to get to know us and to allay our medical concerns. She is compassionate and caring and was quick to visit me (Rex) at the hospital when I had a cardiac issue. We always enjoy our visits with Dr Kaufman and her staff. 

from David in MD March 12, 2020 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

I chose Dr. Kaufman to be my primary physician because I saw her sensitivity to both the emotional and physical needs as well as the desires of my active, energetic, and sprightly eighty some year old cousin. Dr. Kaufman was my cousin's primary care physician. When my cousin was hospitalized with a botched procedure by another doctor, and whose life was saved by a third, my cousin was on… See more

from Constance in MD March 10, 2020 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

I have been a patient of Dr Kaufman for more than five years and she has seen me through a number of surgeries with a caring and professional attitude. Without her advice I would not be as active and healthy.. I love her great personality and care she has given to me. Please don’t retire!

from Constance in MD March 12, 2018 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr Ava Kaufman has been a fabulous doctor listening to everything I have to say and guiding me through many difficult problems. In addition to her excellent care her office team is outstanding! I have absolutely nothing negative to say! Dr Kaufman is a perfect 10!

from Jacques in MD March 9, 2018 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dear Dr. Kaufman,

Very appreciative of another year of wonderful care during my annual physical and for being right there when I had to face 2 unexpected medical problems. I would also like to recognize your wonderful staff whose concerns and dedication were outstanding. Your practice is really an example of a superb team in action.

from Barbara in VA March 8, 2018 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Kaufman has been my doctor for over 20 years. She has always been proactive rather than reactive regarding my health, and she has been an advocate for me.When she refers me to specialists and she keeps in contact to ensure that I am getting the best of care. I referred my husband to her when his long time physician retired because I knew that he would get the best of care with her. My… See more

from Bette in MD March 8, 2018 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Kaufmans for almost twenty years. She and her staff, Eva and Petika are extremely caring and always make me feel like they are part of my family who care about my health. Dr. Kaufman always takes as much time as I need with each appointment unlike other practices that only a lot 15 minutes per patient. Thank you for providing me excellent health care all these… See more

from tilden in MD March 2, 2018 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Ava Kaufman and her nurse and receptionist together show great care whenever I call or come to the office in person. In my recent annual physical exam with Dr. Kaufman, I was amazed at how much she had written into her patient log about my life and condition--I felt that she knew and cared about my well-being in a way that leaves me greatly confident and happy to have her as my primary… See more