Dr. Daniel Rifkin, MD


Sleep Medicine | Male

Dr. Daniel Rifkin, MD
Dr. Daniel Rifkin, MD is a sleep medicine doctor who practices in Williamsville, NY. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Rifkin is affiliated with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital.

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Dr. Rifkin's Care Philosophy

As a board certified neurologist and sleep specialist, I focus on the importance of adequate and proper sleep to keep my patients at their best during the day. I enjoy playing my part in one of the last frontiers of medicine where we are just starting to learn how sleep impacts all aspects of our health.

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Amherst Office1120 Youngs Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
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Patient Comments (4)
in Buffalo, NY |
Terrible experience with this doctor and staff. The staff is rude and condescending, and you can't get a timely appointment to see the Dr.My father has a medical condition where the BIPAP is essential to his survival.He did a sleep study that Dr. Rifkin signed off on.The BIPAP was then not working.I called to discuss this with the Dr.His staff said we couldn't bc my dad is "not considered a patient!" What?!? So I tried to make an apt but the soonest we could get in was 2 months! Just POOR!
Orchard Park, NY |
Nice enough guy, but I think that everyone who walks in the door is diagnosed with sleep apnea, and is signed up with a long expensive contract with a CPAP machine, supplied by his partner company. Dont try and buy a machine, it costs more than the entire lease payments.
in East Aurora, NY |
I just had a sleep study 6 weeks ago and the office called me to get right in. I was able to see Dr. Rifkin within a week because my sleep apnea was severe. I followed up with a PA and she was terrific. I'm not sure what this Jim guy is talking about, but Dr. Rifkin was amazing and I feel even more amazing! Dr. Rifkin is worth the wait!
Thank you Robert for recognizing a "false news" report about our practice. Since our inception, we've always focused on patient care and coordinate our care for the benefit of the patient. Our PAs are an integral and extremely important part of our practice and we will make every attempt to see a patient in a timely fashion. We use a STAT protocol to ensure patient safety and "squeeze" patients in all the time when we have to. Thanks again for supporting our practice!
in Buffalo, NY |
I had a sleep study at Dr. Rifkin's office.Dr. Rifkin wrote the summary report, but you CAN'T GET AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE HIM TO DISCUSS RESULTS! The soonest appointment they had available was FOUR MONTHS from my study.This is unconscionable and borders on medical malpractice.I could see the Physician's Assistant (PA) sooner, but even that was THREE MONTHS out.So the doctor subcontracts his work to a PA, and you STILL can't get an appointment with him! Forget emergency visits; ANY visit! Terrible!
Hello JIm, I'm sorry for your experience with the practice as there must have been a misunderstanding. In that you did not see me, or one or our other practitioners (who are fantastic by the way), prior to your sleep study, it is the responsibility of the ordering practitioner to review the results with you. If the ordering practitioner is unable to review the results with you, we would be more than happy to do so ASAP per his/her request. Again our apologies.
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Dr. Rifkin's Care Philosophy

As a board certified neurologist and sleep specialist, I focus on the importance of adequate and proper sleep to keep my patients at their best during the day. I enjoy playing my part in one of the last frontiers of medicine where we are just starting to learn how sleep impacts all aspects of our health.

Dr. Rifkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Named one of Buffalo's Top Docs in Buffalo Spree Magazine, 2010
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Essential Tremor
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Parasomnias
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Sleep Study