Downeast OB/GYN

About

In 1994, Dr. Benoit opened his private practice in Bangor, Maine. We delivered healthcare services for women since that time. Along the way, we grew steadily, adding Dr. Kimberly Kauffman in 2011 and Dr. Christopher Rumsey in 2015.

Our staff prides itself on prompt, personal service to our patients. With many years of service to women, we work seamlessly with our patients and their providers.

Our staff is current on women’s health issues. We help our patients access the care they need. Our private practice 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

Dr. 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 healthy 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 Rumseys live in Orono. They have three daughters, 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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Happy Birthday!🎁🎉🎂. I have my 4 kids after 7 years of infertility because of Dr. Benoit! Triplets age 23 and an older son 26! ❤️

Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit!! We love you and can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for our family!! 🎉🎉💛💛

Happy birthday to the man I spent 20 years with in helping him start up his own business. He was my second family!!! Enjoy this special day Joe ❤️❤️❤️

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Happy birthday to one of my favorite humans and the best Doc around!!!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit, Have a Great Day! You are, and always will be one of the greatest OBGYN Dr. We know!!😀🎂

Happy Birthday Dr.Benoit! We love you!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit. Thank you for taking care of me for all these years and now some of my daughters too.

Happy birthday!! Best Dr. ever 🎂

Happiest of birthdays to you Dr. Benoit!!

Happy Birthday Dr Benoit! The best Dr I have ever had. 🎉🥰

Happy Birthday! Hope you get to go fishing!

Happy birthday! Best team in Bangor.

Happy bday to my favorite Doctor!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Dr. Benoit!! 🎈

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Happy Birthday Dr. B!!! Best doctor out there!!!

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Greet hunting dog Dr. Rumsey!

She's precious! ❤️ Can't wait to meet her in October! 🤗💕

STOP! As if I didn’t love you enough 😍

Awww! Sweet

Cutie!!

Oh my gosh, what a little angel!!

WAAAAAAY too cute 😍 💕

Can I come work there 😍 how beautiful

I love her!♥️

OMG so cute!

Aww SOO sweet!

What’s Mig think?

💓💓💓💓 Happy Dance!! CONGRATULATIONS Chris & Erin! Annnnd to all your lucky co workers 💕

So cute😍😍

Oh my! She’s adorable! 😍

So cute!

She is beautiful!💕

Congratulations Chris and Erin!

Adorable ❤️

Awe! What a sweetie!

Oh my goodness! ♥️

Welcome!

Adorable!!! ♥️🐾

Stop itttt she's so cute!

Precious!

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1 month ago

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Happy Birthday!🎁🎉🎂. I have my 4 kids after 7 years of infertility because of Dr. Benoit! Triplets age 23 and an older son 26! ❤️

Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit!! We love you and can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for our family!! 🎉🎉💛💛

Happy birthday to the man I spent 20 years with in helping him start up his own business. He was my second family!!! Enjoy this special day Joe ❤️❤️❤️

Happy birthday to one of the best around!

Happy birthday to one of my favorite humans and the best Doc around!!!

the best. happy birthday!

Happy Birthday! I miss you terribly. Hello from Florida!

Happy birthday to the best Dr. on the entire planet 🌍!

Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit, Have a Great Day! You are, and always will be one of the greatest OBGYN Dr. We know!!😀🎂

Happy Birthday Dr.Benoit! We love you!

Happy birthday Dr. Benoit! I'm so thankful for you!

Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit. Thank you for taking care of me for all these years and now some of my daughters too.

Happy birthday!! Best Dr. ever 🎂

Happiest of birthdays to you Dr. Benoit!!

Happy Birthday Dr Benoit! The best Dr I have ever had. 🎉🥰

Happy Birthday! Hope you get to go fishing!

Happy birthday! Best team in Bangor.

Happy bday to my favorite Doctor!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Dr. Benoit!! 🎈

Happy birthday, Dr. Benoit!

Happy Birthday Dr. B!!! Best doctor out there!!!

Happy Birthday,I agree with everyone, best Dr.Ever!!

Happy birthday month dr . Benoit! 🎉🎊🎂🎈

Happy Birthday Dr. Benoit! 🎂

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