Dr. Donald Rifas, MD

Dr. Donald Rifas, MD

Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Male  ·  
73 y/o

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Dr. Donald Rifas, MD is a pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rifas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shortness of Breath
more than 81% of peers
more than 71% of peers
more than 67% of peers

Dr. Rifas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

38  Conditions Treated


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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Queens Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Hi Integr Med Res Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rifas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Rifas is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Rifas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifas to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rifas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Donald Rifas is the best doctor, in my opinion, in the whole world. He saved my life and took my case back in November 1994 and cared for me & my health issues for 7 or 8 years when I lived in Sacramento, California. He really cares about his patients, listens to his patients & does everything...more
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