Dr. Julia Rifkin, MD
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Dr. Julia Rifkin, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female


Dr. Julia Rifkin, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Littleton, CO. She has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Rifkin is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (20)
    in Parker, CO |
    Dr. Rifkin and her staff have been a God send to help me with my condition. There is caring, compassion and knowledge about my disease and all the side effects. I know of no one better then Dr. Rifkin's office (and I have tried many others over the last 25 years).
    in Lakewood, CO |
    Dr. Rifkin is the best. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and so, so nice. She really cares about her patients, and is positive, compassionate and caring. I am so lucky to have found her.
    in littleton,Co |
    in Denver, CO |
    She didn't rush me through my appointment. She is all about good health & educating patients, and not just putting a bandaid on your health problem. Being a diabetic is not easy. Nice to have a Dr. who cares. Didn't have to wait long. Friendly staff. worth the wait to get an appointment. Very caring doctor that I trust.
    in Littleton, CO |
    Dr. Rifkin is a lovely person. My glucose numbers have not been great, and I was worried I would be judged. But I was not judged. Dr. Rifkin approached my health as a team player; she gave me reasonable goals and certainly was 100% supportive. Her staff is equally kind and lovely and so respectful. I would and will whole-heartedly refer family and friends to Dr. Rifkin. I will also be thanking my Primary Care doctor for the suggestion that I see Dr. Rifkin.
    in Parker, co |
    Don't hope that get an appointment anytime soon. Even as an existing patient having a chronic urgent worsening of condition she wouldn't see us again for 2 months when alerted of a major issue because she's overburdened with patient volume. Disappointimg.
    in Englewood, CO |
    Very helpful. Adjusted my insulin pump the last 2 visits. A1C test now 6.7%. Rare low readings.
    in Denver, CO |
    Clear explanations from Doctor and very nice MAs.
    in Castle Rock, CO |
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroid 3 years ago. Dr. Rifkin is the best and most knowledgeable specialist that I have been to. She listens to your concerns and respects the patient. Only problem is it takes forever to finally schedule an appointment and when I scheduled my first appointment with her last year it wasn't for 2 months. So make sure you know it will take a while to actually see her. But that doesn't even effect my view on her. She and her staff are very nice and easy to talk to.
    in Colorado Springs, CO |
    What a wonderful office and staff. From the front reception, MA, to Dr. Rifkin herself! Kind, courteous, and very professional. Camila, the MA is extremely sweet and very good bed-side manner! Awesome group - you should be proud of your staff!!
    in Broomfield, CO |
    The office staff was very professional & friendly. Dr. Rifkin is extremely knowledgeable & approachable. Great guidance on diabetic knowledge.
    in Edwards, CO |
    Drove down from Edwards to see Dr. Rifkin because there are no Endos up here. Well worth the drive and the wait to see her. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and had a lot of questions. She is very nice and spent a lot of time explaining Hashimoto's to me. Much better information from here than what I found on the internet. Extremely nice office staff.
    in Centennial CO |
    Dr Rifkin is fantastic. She listens, asks great questions, is caring and genuinely concerned about me and my health. This doctor has made a huge impact on the quality of my health. Dr Rifkin discussed options with me and then followed thru with me on every step. I have 100% trust and confidence in her expertise and pfrofessionalism, and I highly recommend her!
    in Lakewood, CO |
    I highly recommend this practice & had a great experience!
    in Centennial, CO |
    Dr. Rifkin is the best! I was referred to her a few years back by a friend, when I had just moved to Colorado. She is always very attentive, professional, and friendly. Great Doctor!
    in Larkspur, CO |
    I have had the pleasure of being a patient of Dr. Rifkin's for several years. Dr. Rifkin has always addressed my medical needs with honesty and solutions. She delivers the truth and never tells me what she thinks I want to hear. Her integrity and honesty is one of the reasons I continue to seek her advice for my medical concerns. Her diagnosis and treatment options have always improved my medical condition. I highly recommend Dr. Rifkin. Her commitment to her clients wellbeing is refreshing.
    in Castle Rock, CO |
    she really understood how my health issues were affecting my family and worked with all of us together - greatly appreciated! Very responsive to questions.
    in Castle Rock, CO |
    Great doctor, knows her stuff, but listened to me also. Staff was wonderful.
    in Centennial, CO |
    Very caring doctor and great staff. Spent over 45 minutes with my mother and explained everything to us. I am so relieved.
    in Denver, CO |
    Dr. Rifkin was very nice, but did not come to my appointment with an open mind and did not listen to my concerns. She had already determined before I even arrived, that my symptoms were not valid. Instead she focused on educating me about misinformation on the internet. A complete waste of my time and I would never put my health in her hands. My primary doctor is insisting I find an endo who will listen with an open mind and help me. I can scratch Dr. Rifkin off that list, and you should too!
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    Dr. Rifkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Outstanding Educator, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2000
      • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, University of Colorado HSC, April 22,
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    • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abnormal Thyroid
    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bone Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetes Type 1
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Goiter
    • Gynecomastia
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Kidney Disease
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Obesity
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Overweight
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Proteinuria
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cyst
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Vitamin D Deficiency


    • Medical School
      University Of Colorado At Denver

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

      Completed in 1985

      University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 1987

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Undergraduate School
      Loretto Heights College

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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