Downeast OB/GYN



In 1994 Dr. Benoit opened his private practice in Bangor Maine. We have delivered health care services for women since that time. Along the way we have steadily grown adding Dr. Kimberly Kauffman in 2011 and Dr. Christopher Rumsey in 2015. Our staff prides itself on prompt and personal service to our patients. Our staff has many years of service to women and work seamlessly with our patients and their providers. Staff is current on women health issues and will help our patients access the care they need. Our private practice also works with EMMC and St. Joseph Hospital.

Joseph L. Benoit, MD, PA

Joseph L. Benoit, MD, PA

Dr. Joseph Benoit was born in Bangor, Maine. His parents were influential in his career choice. He has one brother and one sister. The family valued academic achievement and sports. Dr. Benoit graduated from Bangor High School and the University of Maine, where he was a member of the academic honor society Phi Betta Kappa.

Dr. Benoit went to medical school at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the academic honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He then went to Maine Medical Center to do a four year residency in OB/GYN. In 1986 Dr. Benoit came back to Bangor to join the practice of Dr. Vance Aloupis. He was Board Certified in 1990 and recertified in 2014.

Kimberly S. Kauffman, MD

Kimberly S. Kauffman, MD

Kim Kauffman, MD, FACOG, came to Bangor, Maine in 1998. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1990, then received her doctor of medicine degree from Duke in 1994. She did her OB/GYN training at the University of Michigan, and has been board certified since 2001.

She joined Dr. Benoit’s office in 2011, where she works three days a week to balance work and family. She enjoys caring for health women and normal pregnancies, but also has the expertise to manage complicated pregnancies, infertility and complex gynecological problems. She does minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies.

She lives in Bangor with her husband and three teenage children. She enjoys hiking and quilting when she can find the time.

Christopher Rumsey, DO, FACOG

Christopher Rumsey, DO, FACOG

Dr. Rumsey graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Veterinary Sciences. He then attended the University of New England medical school graduating in 2007. Dr. Rumsey completed his residency in OB/GYN at Brook Army Medical Center in 2011.

After completion of his residency, Dr. Rumsey served with the United States Army. From September, 2012 to June, 2013 he was a Battalion Surgeon, Task Force Raider, FOB Apache in Afghanistan. Since returning to the states he has been in the role of department chief of the OB/GYN department at Fort Drum.

Dr. Rumsey graduated from Bangor High School in 1990. He is married to Erin (Small) Rumsey who also graduated from Bangor High School in 1992.The Rumsey’s have a home in Orono, and they have three daughter, Genevieve, Roisin, and Molly.

Dr. Rumsey enjoys all aspects of OB/GYN care, and is excited to build his practice here.

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