Dr. Aref Rifai, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Aref Rifai, MD
Dr. Aref Rifai comes from a Medical family, multi-generational Ophthalmologists. He follows the footsteps of his great grandfather and his uncle. He shares with his uncle the privilege of being graduates of George Washington University in Washington DC. Dr. Rifai is a compassionate physician and a dedicated practitioner. Diligent hours are spent in caring for his patients as well as overtime to treat the under-served local population. In addition, Dr. Rifai is committed to providing Retinal care for the low birth weight premature babies in our community as well as volunteering for overseas missions performing retinal surgery. Dr. Rifai considers his medical profession as a calling. It is an honor to direct the care and treatment of his patients' eye conditions. He strives to restore sight to his patients, preserve and maintain their vision and ultimately enhance the quality of life. Dr. Rifai takes pride in providing the highest quality of care available, backed with evidence based medicine. He also provides his patients with explanation of their eye condition and plans for their treatment. Dr. Rifai supports our local Medical Institutions in the Panhandle as: A clinical Assistant Professor at FSU School of Medicine , Department of Surgery A Clinical Assistant Professor at University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile Al, Department of Pediatrics. Member of the President's Club at FSU Foundation Dr. Rifai is the principal and founder of the Retina Center of Pensacola PA. He has been married to Rasha Rifai for the last 23 years. He has two sons in college, and a son and daughter who live at home.

1549 Airport Blvd Ste 410

Pensacola, FL 32504

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Dr. Aref Rifai, MD

Dr. Aref Rifai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Treating patients with eye alignments as a calling. It is an honor to direct the care and treatment of his patients' eye conditions. He strives to restore sight to his patients, preserve and maintain their vision and ultimately enhance the quality of life.
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Dr. Rifai's Experience

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Dr. Rifai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Canthotomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Tenn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • George Washington University Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • La State University Eye Center Med Center La
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rifai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic, Egyptian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifai to family and friends
4.2
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Rifai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Rifai truly cares about his patients. His knowledge goes beyond his scope of practice to what is truly good for each individual patient. His staff of Kelly, Kelly, and Lee are personable, caring, fun, and always smiling.
in Pensacola, fl |
Dr. Rifai, Is a great physician. He is very thorough and caring with his patients. His staff is very friendly and competent with what they do, Kelly Hicks, Lee Magee, Heather Lewis, Robin Barfield, Kelly Harris, Tekeitra Arnold, Alice Douglas and Yasmine Kara, all are a wonderful staff and take great care of Dr. Rifai's patients.
in Gulf Breeze, FL |
Dr. Rifai and his staff are wonderful. They are always accommodating and polite. I highly recommend this office.
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Dr. Rifai accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    Blue Select
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
    Gold HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Gulf Breeze Hospital
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USA Children's & Women's Hospital
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