Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD

Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Elias Rifkah, MD is a family medicine specialist in Altoona, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Tishreen, Faculty Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in family medicine.

120 Chestnut Ave

Altoona, PA 16601

Contact Information

(814) 940-8113

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

195  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

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.


  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifkah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifkah to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rifkah's 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 (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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