Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD

Hematology & Oncology •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Rifkind
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

14810 N Del Webb Blvd Unit 3 Sun City, AZ 85351

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Sun City, AZ and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rifkind has more experience with Breast Cancer and Pancreatic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rifkind to book an appointment.


Dr. Rifkind's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rifkind

4.6

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
90.9090909090909%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
9.090909090909092%
(1)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Rifkind?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
  • Office environment (10)
  • Staff friendliness (10)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
I was fortunate to have Dr Rifkind as my Dr. while being treated for cancer...with a sense of urgency, he quickly ordered the tests required to diagnose my cancer, explained the action plan and remained supportive throughout the course of treatment. Knowledgeable, compassionate, professional...just a few adjectives to describe this outstanding oncologist, I highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jean Maher – Mar 27, 2020
On behalf of all of the providers and staff at...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Rifkind is the best doctor i ever have he has such a knowledge that other doctor just dream about it and not just that he care for his patients it is just something that a love when is come to my care i would highly recommend to anybody as the best oncology doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Tibor Harko – Sep 07, 2019
On behalf of all of the providers and staff at...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply Flag
I liked Dr. Rifkind from the moment he walked in the door. Everyone that I’ve dealt with at Ironwood has been outstanding. Everyone has been attentive and helpful. Most of my interactions were at Sun City but I’ve also gone to the Glendale office where the services were also excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
John N. – Sep 06, 2019
On behalf of all of the providers and staff at...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply Flag
I love Rachel in the chemo room! Dr. Rifkind is the greatest. I'm so glad I got him. He's so kind and tells me all of the information I need.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Dorthy in Sun City – May 24, 2018
On behalf of all of the providers and staff at...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply
I have never met anyone or experienced such poor bedside manner and lack of compassion in any human being like I and my family have with Joshua Rifkind. And no less someone who studied oncology and is dealing with people that are scared of what's happening to them, possibly having an illness that could be the end of their lives. I can see why he was terminated from Valley Hospital New Jersey! Patience, positivity and compassion goes a long way with cancer patients!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option4
Hawthorne, NJ – Aug 17, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply Flag
Being deaf, Dr. Rifkind was so nice and very patient with me explaining in depth what is going on with my health. One time a sign language interpreter didn't show up, we ended up using a dry board writing notes. I appreciate that very much.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Joseph P.... in Concord, NH – Oct 02, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Rifkind is the best. He is a excellent physician, he knows how to talk to patient gives great advise. I saw him at Valley and it is Valleys loss that he is not at valley anymore. I had to switch due to health insurance. Not a happy camper. I was so happy when the insurance allowed me to see Dr. Rifkind again. Then he left Valley. I wish him all the best where ever he works
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Tenafly, NJ – Dec 28, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Rifkind?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joshua Rifkind is a board certified medical oncologist. He joined Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers in September 2017. After graduating from fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, he stayed on to practice hematology and oncology Dartmouth-Hitchcoc...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Baystate Med Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Medical School

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Hematology & Oncology Specialists practice nearby?

Does Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD offer telehealth services?

What are Dr. Joshua Rifkind, MD's top areas of care?

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Rifkind accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(623) 312-3000

Dr. Rifkind accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Local Value Network EPO
Local Value Network HMO
Local Value Network HMO+
Local Value Network POS+
Local Value Network PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Regional Pref Network EPO
Regional Pref Network HMO
Regional Pref Network HMO+
Regional Pref Network POS+
Regional Pref Network PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Prism Blue Priority EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Advance EPO
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Phoenix Standard
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
Oxford Liberty
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Arizona
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifkind treats Breast Cancer more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Rifkind treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

Pancreatic Oncology

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 47% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifkind treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 47% of their peers

Dr. Rifkind treats this condition more than 47% of their peers

Check Dr. Rifkind's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Rifkind's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Locations

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

Sun City14810 N Del Webb Blvd Unit 3 Sun City, AZ 85351
1
Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers5810 W Beverly Ln Glendale, AZ 85306
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Rifkind treats patients.

Learn more

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)