Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 39

Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Louisville medical school in 2008. She is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rifkin to book an appointment.

Dr. Rifkin

Ophthalmic Consultants Boston

50 Staniford St Ste 600 Boston, MA 02114
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Rifkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Dr. Rifkin treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rifkin treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Iridocyclitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifkin treats Iridocyclitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rifkin treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Chorioretinitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifkin treats Chorioretinitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Rifkin treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Rifkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sub-Tenon’s Block
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(617) 367-4800

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Tufts Health Plan
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Dr. Rifkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rifkin

4.7

Based on 6 ratings

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3 Stars
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She's very knowledgeable, but it comes through in her attitude. Instead of explaining something further or in a different way, she repeats the same information as if you didn't hear it. She also ordered 5 blood tests for me after informing me she was looking for one specific thing (one test). I am now left to argue with the facility who says I owe them $XXX even though I wasn't informed of the additional tests and didn't authorize any more than the one.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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CD – Jul 18, 2021
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My mom was diagnosed with shingles in her eye. Dr. Rifkin took great care of her. Her treatment plan was right on. My mom can see great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nyree Valdes – May 14, 2020
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After bouncing around from doctor to doctor, I finally got referred to Dr. Rifkin and I couldn’t be happier! She immediately put me at ease about my uveitis diagnosis and took the time to ensure that I understood the problem by drawing a diagram. In addition, while most doctors suggested a ton of medications within minutes of meeting me, Dr. Rifkin went so far as to ask about family planning before writing her prescription. I really appreciate this as my husband and I have been trying for a baby! I have found my forever doctor! Thank you so much Dr. Rifkin!
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
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Jul 17, 2019
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This was my first experience with Dr. Rifkin and I couldn't be more impressed! Her "chair-side" manner put me at ease immediately and, within a matter of minutes, I knew I was in the care of a brilliant, caring, passionate eye professional who truly cares about her patients. Ophthamology Consultants of Boston is quite fortunate to have Dr. Rifkin on staff. I am in great hands because she is truly a gem of a doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carolyn Z. in Medford, MA – Jan 07, 2017
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Dr. Rifkn is wonderful! I have been chasing doctors for 8 years to find the doctor that can help me with chronic eye pain, pseudo tumors. My interaction with Dr.Rifkin has been spot on. She is kind, knowledgeable and I have full faith in her. Thank you Dr. Rfkin!!!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lori V. in Attleboro, MA – Mar 27, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University of Louisville/University Louisville Hosp
Residency Hospital
2009
Sound Shore Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2008
University Of Louisville
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rifkin frequently treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis, Iridocyclitis, and Chorioretinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rifkin treats.

Where is Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD's office located?

Dr. Rifkin's office is located at 50 Staniford St Ste 600, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD speak?

Dr. Rifkin speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Ophthalmic Consultants Boston

Ophthalmic Consultants Boston50 Staniford St Ste 600 Boston, MA 02114
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New England Eye Center

Tufts Medical Center Adolescent Clinic800 Washington St Boston, MA 2111
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rifkin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)