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About Dr. Sanford A Kaufman

Dr. Sanford A Kaufman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gainesville, FL. He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include General Practice and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sanford A Kaufman is Poor. Dr. Sanford A Kaufman has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sanford A Kaufman is 2.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc

4300 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
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Specialties

Dr. Sanford A Kaufman has the following 2 specialties

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Schizophrenia
  • Insomnia
  • Vaccination
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Heartburn
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Check-up
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Depressive Disorder

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he saw me 3 times

I saw him 3 times and on the third time he dropped me without telling me he'd discharged me based on the fact that I went to rehab in the past. no one should be punished for seeking help and heven wasn't prescribing me any controlled substances. refused to refill my medication upon discharge, was not referred to any other dr. been seeing psychiatrists for 14 years and he is by far and wide the worst most negligent one I've ever seen.

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One Star

He does not care at all about the health of his patients.

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Paitent

Doctor listened attentively and was more than helpful in my issues. Those that are bad mouthing this doctor should realize that it may be you that has the issues, not him. I rate his overly satisfactory and recommend to All!!!

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Dr Kaufman

He has always been very polite and most of the diagnostics are based on the first visit. During follow-ups, he asks how things are going and is perceptive, or at least he has been with me, on wether or not the medication is effective, and if i have been taking it. He will adjust accordingly. for example, after the near-drowning of my 2 year old son, he introduced a stronger anti-depressant. A few months later, my father-in-law died suddenly. I couldn't stop sleeping. For one month I used a trial medication to help with the absence of energy. It was a great help. And because it was a trial, the fees for this expensive med were waived. After a few weeks, I was back to my old self and did not need any pill, nor did i feel any kind of withdrawal effects. I could go on, but, as long as you are honest with him, and open with your emotions and life's happenings, he will be able to treat you well.For those of you looking for more time, this is not the job of a psychiatrist. You need a psychologist and he will recommend one for you.

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Hands out meds like it is candy.

Does not know his patients are addicts, does not care and is easily manipulated.He should be shut down.

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  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1968

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sanford A Kaufman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
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Locations & Directions

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc, 4300 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL
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