Dr. Malak Rafla, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 42

Dr. Rafla

Cambridge Hospital Department of Medicine

1493 Cambridge St Fl 3 Cambridge, MA 02139

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(617) 665-1000

Dr. Malak Rafla, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Cambridge, MA. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rafla to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Rafla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Rafla treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Rafla treats this condition more than 32% of his peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Rafla treats Anxiety more than 22% of his peers

Dr. Rafla treats this condition more than 22% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rafla treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Rafla treats this condition more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Rafla's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Separation Anxiety

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Dr. Rafla accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rafla's Reviews

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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I met him two times. However he stopped responding to my requests for a new appointment after that. He was afraid to deal with me due to my paranoid thinking at that time. It was very hard for me to be abandoned by the therapist after opening up to him and telling him my story. I wanted to see him for support but it turned out i was rejected by him
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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He’s great. I moved here from out of state and searched for a good doctor with broad experience and current education. He met my specific needs. He has always been on time and fully accessible in sessions, plus email, phone. He respected my previous doctors’ assessments but helped make adaptations to improve sleep, anxiety, depression. I did leave an excellent team and came here with high expectations. Dr Rafla has exceeded my hopes. I’m healthier for having worked with him.
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
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Adult male in Boston, MA – Nov 16, 2018
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Our daughter, age 15, was seen by Dr. Rafla at his Cambridge Health office. He is extremely unprofessional in his appearance wearing a winter coat throughout the visit and looking as though he would skateboard his way out of the office at any minute. He did not review her chart, forwarded health information or have any basis for which to treat her. He was also unaware of side effects and labs which should be monitored due to her medication. I would suggest you veer away rather than see him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Boston, MA – Feb 26, 2018
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Dr. Malak Rafla, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Cambridge, MA. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rafla to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Dr. Rafla frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rafla treats.

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Dr. Rafla's office is located at 1493 Cambridge St Fl 3, Cambridge, MA 02139. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cambridge Hospital Department of Medicine

Cambridge Hospital Department of Medicine1493 Cambridge St Fl 3 Cambridge, MA 02139
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Malak Rafla MD328 Broadway Ste 3 Cambridge, MA 02139
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