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Dr. Brian Kaufman

Internal Medicine
Wells, ME
19 years experience male

Locations

Total Health and Spine, Brian E. Kaufman DO LLC

Wells, ME

Address

952 Post Road, Unit #8, Wells, ME
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12am
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Fax

(207) 209-1363

Total Health and Spine

Wells, ME

About

Bio

I grew up in NY and went to the Honors College of Stony Brook University, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Chemistry, Cum Laude. After working as a chemist, I fulfilled a dream of going to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where I learned osteopathic manipulative medicine and anatomy. I did residency in Internal Medicine and then a fellowship year in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine. I went on to get a certification in Pain Management, and then another board certification in Addiction Medicine. I now specialize in Osteopathic Pain Management and Addiction medicine at my private practice Total Health and Spine, but continue to draw on my internal medicine training to get a complete picture of my patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Maine, New Hampshire, New York

Doctor Q&A

245 Answers
274 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Heart or stomach: The scary thing is could this be your heart? I would need to know more to tell you, but could be, although unusual in your age, but sometimes happens. More likely, ulcer in stomach gastritis in stomach, or possibly just musculoskeletal. If you have breathing problem, or it gets worse, go to ED immediately and get seen. In either case, see a doc about this, as they can all be serious.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Complicated question: Benzo withdrawal can lead to CNS hyperactivity, from lower GABA and unopposed glutamate. Increased pain from increased CNS reactivity, more anxiety, and possibly seizures (not common) in the extreme. Central sensitization (CS) is usually a longer process from chronic hyper-sympathetic states/CNS changes. Transient increase in pain perception, is like a form of CS but should not persist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Could be a couple...: ...of things! 1) Possible otitis externa: a painful infection of the outer part of the ear (outside the eardrum), associated with swimming (swimmers ear) and typically responds to drops. 2) TMJ: May be TMJ syndrome: painful condition of the joint where the jaw attaches. You might have popping, locking, uncomfortable with chewing. Avoid gum, chewy foods, and excessive motion. Seek help from your DO

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Aug 20, 2014
Brilliant doctor. I enjoy learning from his answers on Health Tap.
Oct 1, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Superior doctor, trustworthy!!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate your reply, my wife has had this disease for three years now and continues to get it on a monthly basis. though I don't wierd
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I JUUL from a pod of around 50MG of nicotine. I don’t use a pod a day but I do vape pretty heavily. Thank you.
HealthTap member
Thank you and I called my doctor she said I'm not out of breath or having shortness of breath she said I probably pulled amuscle

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Fellow of Amercan College of Physicians
FACOI, American College of Osteopathic Internists

Affiliations

American Academy of Osteopathy
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
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