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Dr. David Kaufer

Internal Medicine
La Mesa, CA
29 years experience male

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Bord certified in internal medicine

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Abdominal pain: It all depends what area in the right side hurts. For example, if is your right lower abdomen it could be your appendix or an ovarian cyst. You should... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Breast lump: If you have a breast lump you should have a physician examine you to make sure you don't need further testing.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Hepatitis: Elevated ast and alt is consistent with liver inflammation (hepatitis). Hepatitis can be caused by liver disease, viruses, alcohol consumption and aut... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Allergic reaction : Yes. You can get an allergic reaction at any time while taking antibiotics. I would suggest you should stop antibiotic and contact your doctor. You ma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Soft tissue mass: Most likely a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor. However, it could be something else. I suggest you should have it evaluated by a health provider.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
TESTICULAR LUMP?: If you have a palpable mass on your testicle you should see a doctor so they can determine if you need further evaluation. I wouldn't wait on this.
A member asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Cirrhosis: People with liver disease may get easy bruising, and 'broken vessels' or spider angiomas. Some patients can get a low platelet count and get small red... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Chest pressure : If you don't feel well and have chest pressure go to the emergency room for further evaluation
A female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Acne: Yes, heat will help.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Metabolic or malabso: Your symptoms sound serious and I would recommend you get further medical evaluation. This could be a metabolic or malabsorption problem . Need to che... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Dark stools: Dark stools may suggest blood from upper gastrointestinal areas . I suggest you see a doctor for further evaluation
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Herpes: It sounds to me by your description that you may have herpes simplex virus. This starts as vesicles(small blisters) in clusters and they can be very ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Toe pain : It sounds like an ingrown toenail. A doctor or podiatrist can help you remove it
A female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Breast pain : 1st rule out you are not pregnant. If not pregnant you need to see a physician and get an exam.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Stools on c.difficil: it usually has a foul odor but you cannot use that to diagnose c.difficile.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pelvic pain: severe pain in the lower abdomen can be the presentation of many conditions. however, your description may suggest a testicular tortion. I recommend ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Std: If you have unprotected sex is possible you could have an STD. Go see a doctor. They can check for chlamydia and gonorrhea with a urine sample
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Dyspnea: Spirometry and Chest x-ray are test to evaluate for lung disease. However, the spirometry results may change if you have reversible disease such as a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Dermoid cyst: Most likely a benign dermoid cyst.However, they can get infected or inflamed. If persistent or more tender you should see a physician.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Fever: That is very high fever.I recommend you should take her to the doctor for further evaluation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Plan b treatment: Plan B pills are not the best way for contraception they are not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.If you are using them 'back to back' you reall... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
DVT: IF you have calf pain you should get a venus duppler of your leg. That way you can rule out a DVT.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Urine discoloration: Urine coloration may be affected by foods you eat, how much water you drink , blood and bilirubin. If you have burning when you urinate it may be more... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes is a chronic illness. You cannot 'reverse' the disease but you can control it with medicines, a strict diabetic diet and exercise. The bette... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Amenorrhea: If you are sexually active and you are late you could be pregnant. A pregnancy test would be the best way to find out.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Hot flashes: Hot flashes is a nonspecific symptom and may be related to a variety of problems not only menopause. For example, it may be caused by anxiety or thyro... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Asthma: Avoid inducing factors and use prophylactic therapy with an inhaled steroid. Aldo discuss action plan with primary physician.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Colitis: It sounds like you have an infection. You should see a physician for further evaluation and treatment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: if you have a sinus infection that persists after antibiotic treatment, you probably have chronic sinusitis and may need to see an ear nose and throa... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Abdominal pain: the location you describe may indicate a problem on your stomach or pancreas such as an ulcer or pancreatitis. You should be evaluated by a physicia... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Unable to move limb: If you have new onset weakness of your limb go to ER asap.

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Jan 7, 2015
I cannot think of how he could've been more helpful. He answered every single question as fully as possible.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaufer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaufer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thankful to you....you are a wonderful person
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

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