Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 40

Ophthalmology

Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIV OF LOUISVILLE SCH OF MED in 2008. She is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD
800 Washington St # 133 Boston, MA 02111
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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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
No results
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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
No results
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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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Biography

Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIV OF LOUISVILLE...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
UNIV OF LOUISVILLE SCH OF MED
Medical School
2008
University Of Louisville
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Lana Rifkin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rifkin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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 800 Washington St # 133, Boston, MA 02111. 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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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rifkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Treatment Frequency

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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very high

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 Infections
  • Eye Test
  • 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) 636-2229

Dr. Rifkin accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Preferred Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

Practice

800 Washington St # 133 Boston, MA 02111
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Ophthalmic Consultants Boston

Ophthalmic Consultants Boston50 Staniford St Dept Of Boston, MA 02114
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Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

Sandwich (Cape Cod) Office282 Route 130 Sandwich, MA 02563
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Cambridge Office625 Mount Auburn St Ste 100 Cambridge, MA 02138
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Danvers Office104 ENDICOTT ST Danvers, MA 01923
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Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

Plymouth Office146 Industrial Park Rd Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ophthalmic Consultants-Boston

Waltham Office52 Second Ave Ste 2500 Waltham, MA 02451
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Tufts Med Ctr Gen Med Assoc

Tufts - Downtown Boston260 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116
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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

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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