Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD

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Dr. Shafa is extremely dedicated to his patients. He will bend over backwards and do whatever it takes to help his patients and be there for them. Yes the wait time is long but it’s because he will take his time with each patient and will never rush them. He is always willing to work with patients and have them come at times when it’s most convenient for the patient.
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Dr. Shafa prescribed me medication that gave me awful side effects, and I told him I wanted to take something else and he got upset and conveniently decided to tell me that I smell bad and look like I don’t take care of myself- completely out of context. Meanwhile he knows I have body dysmorphic and eating disorders. No disrespect to the student nurses there either, but it’s frustrating being treated like a medical experiment. Shafa talked about me to his students like I wasn’t even in the room. They all treated me like I was crazy and didn’t know what I was talking about when I did my own research on medications they wanted me on. He told me it’s my fault that my medication wasn’t working because I still had marijuana in my system, but I stopped smoking to be on that medication. Why would he prescribe it to me in the first place if I would need to go through a complete detox first? Not to mention the wait time is consistently awful, you WILL wait at least 2 hours for every appointment
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Dr. Shafa prescribed me medication that gave me awful side effects, and I told him I wanted to take something else and he got upset and conveniently decided to tell me that I smell bad and look like I don’t take care of myself- completely out of context. Meanwhile he knows I have body dysmorphic and eating disorders. No disrespect to the student nurses there either, but it’s frustrating being treated like a medical experiment. Shafa talked about me to his students like I wasn’t even in the room.
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Dr. Shafa is an excellent doctor, who cares about all of his patients. The wait time may be long, because he takes the time to interview the patients extensively and really hear what they need to say. He creates a safe environment for his patients and does not let them leave until he feels he has given them the most thorough and most appropriate medical care. He is the most experienced psychiatrist in the area and should be rated much higher then how he is on this website.
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Don’t let Shafa’s smile and good looks fool you. It might appear that he cares but in the long run you will see that is not true! I understand his expertise in drug addiction, but if you have a mental illness he is not the one to help you.TRUST ME! I found out that he prescribes the med called Colozipine to the majority of his patients. This med is for schizophrenia and only for stubborn cases.I have depression. Coming off of it I became so ill that I almost died. Causing serotonin syndrome.
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Dr. Shafa is a very thorough and compassionate physician. He spends as much time as needed which each patient and really cares about each individual that he treats. He takes the time to earn the patient's trust and review treatment options in full, which is why he often runs late. Bring a book!
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- in MILFORD, MA |

If I could leave a negative number I would. My daughter was his patient and was treated horribly. Hours and hours waiting for appointments.
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Dr. Shafa is an excellent doctor, very thorough in examining patients and understanding of their issues. Very pleased!
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-Bellingham, MA |

Dr Shafa is caring and always gives each patient the time they need
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-Milford MA |

It's apparent to me that Dr S and his office manager wife are in this business for the sake of money and not for the best interest of patients. He overbooks appointments and the wait time is outlandish (over 3 hours). Many patients have severe mental illness or addiction and become violent in the waiting room. There is no security nor nurses nor other doctors to respond. His wife is rude and unprofessional and upsets the majority of patients. Definitely not serving the best needs of patients!
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Learn About Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD

5 Procedures

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy And Psychophysiological Therapy (Incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy For Crisis

Language Services

  • Farsi

Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD accepts 8 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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