Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD

Family Medicine  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD
Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Altoona, PA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Rifkah is affiliated with Altoona Regional Health System.

120 Chestnut Ave

Altoona, PA 16601

Contact Information

(814) 940-8113

Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD

Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Dr. Rifkah's Experience

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

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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 Tishreen, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Maryland Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Ne Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rifkah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rifkah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifkah to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Rifkah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Altoona, PA |
I have always had a good relationship with Dr. Rifkah since I first started going to his office. His secretaries are always nice and patient. He has always treated me well and has been thorough in his diagnosis. I went in one time with chest pain at the age of 19 and being that I was in college for medical and had a bit of knowledge, I told him it was most likely stress induced anxiety pains. He agreed but wanted to make sure so I had a ekg and bloodwork before he finalized my diagnosis.
Altoona, PA |
This doctor is basically just there to see patients, misdiagnose you, and then collect insurance money. That's what you're getting with Dr. Rifkah. My wife and I have been going to him for a while (since it's so difficult to find a doctor accepting patients with our insurance), and he basically blows us off every time we need care. It's always just a cold or just the flu. I had to see him 3 times to finally get him to diagnose me with pneumonia and get me the right antibiotics! Find another DR!!
in Altoona, PA |
Caveat emptor! This doctor will get you nowhere with his diagnosis and will waste your time and money. In October of 2014, I went to this doctor as I was having asthma-related symptoms. His first words when greeting me, 'Ah, you have what everyone else in Altoona has, the common cold!'. So I explained my issues and he sent me to UPMC for chest xrays thinking that I had pneumonia. My second trip to him I was given an inhaler. My third trip, another chest xray for pneumonia. My fourth trip, I wa
in Altoona, PA |
Dr. Rifkah was horrible with my 91 year old grandmother. Scaring her and telling her to be more independent...she can't be more independent than she already is. She's a very sick woman and he was so horrible with her when he saw her at the nursing home that her roommate was also crying. Needless to say, he will never go near my Grandma again!
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Dr. Rifkah accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rifkah has admitting privileges

Altoona Regional Health System
620 Howard Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
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