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About Dr. Darren S Kaufman

Dr. Darren S Kaufman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Port Jefferson Station, NY. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Darren S Kaufman is Great. Dr. Darren S Kaufman has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Darren S Kaufman is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Kidney Doctors Pllc

5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 60
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
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Dr. Darren S Kaufman has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Kidney Dialysis (Renal Dialysis)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Urinalysis


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Excellent Doctor

Excellent Doctor, office staff and nurses. No waiting time at all, your scheduled appointment time is the time you get called in to see the doctor. Dr. Kaufman was very pleasant and spent a lot of time discussing my medical history. Doctor Kaufman spoke to me and not at me when discussing his medical plan for me. The staff called when my blood tests came in to let me know the results. My other doctors never call me and advise me to check out my results on their website. I highly recommend this medical group!

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The Most Rude Staff!!

The staff, particularly the front desk staff is extremely rude and inappropriate. Would NEVER go back!!!!

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Best dr. & staff around!

Dr. Kaufman & his staff are incredible. The care is the absolute best & there is none of the usual dr.'s office garbage!

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Excellent doctor

An extremely competent, compassionate doctor!

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One Star

Stay away from this doctor. He overlooked a kidney condition I have. When questioned he got overly defensive and had his office staff call me nonstop all day. He has a nasty temper. I had to place a quality of care complaint to my insurance company.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2013, 2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2010, 2008, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Ross University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Jersey City Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Darren S Kaufman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
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Locations & Directions

Kidney Doctors Pllc, 5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 60, Port Jefferson Station, NY


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