Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Internal Medicine
8218 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 103
Bethesda, MD 20814 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per 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
from mary ann in MD March 29, 2017 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Ava Kaufman listens to my complaints and responds with answers or suggestions. She expresses concern if I do not visit needed doctors and/or go for mammogram or bone density tests.

Dr. Kaufman also has her office staff remind me if I do not come for annual wellness exams. I am the type of patient who needs the reminders.

from Barbara in VA March 27, 2017 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Kaufman is a very caring physician who goes above and beyond what other physician provide. She stays up to date on my health condition and makes sure that I am informed of ways to stay healthy. I have been with her for more years than I can remember, and I intend to be with her as long as I can.

from Kendra in MD February 16, 2015 for Ava A. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Kaufman has been my doctor for a number of years. She is a warm, sympathetic caretaker as well as a very competent physician. I particularly appreciated her support after my husband's death and in offering the Prevnar pneumonia vaccine when it became available.

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year