Dr. Melissa Arief, MD

Dr. Melissa Arief, MD

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Dr. Melissa Arief, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arief to book an appointment.

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Baylor St. Luke s Medical Group

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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group20207 Chasewood Park Dr, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77070
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group2255 E. Mossy Oaks Road, Suite 320 Spring, TX 77389
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Arief is affiliated with St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Houston, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Arief's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arief

4.6

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I got an appointment in 4 days, I arrived about 15 mins early. I have been to many Dr. Offices and I can easily say this office staff is among the best! The entire Office staff were extremely nice to me and very easy to work with. I needed some x-rays of my had, the X-rays tech was extremely nice. I waited less than 5 minutes to see Dr. Arief. She spent all the time I needed, answered all my questions, explained exactly what was going on and how to manage the issue and pain. recommend I wear 2 braces to manage during the day and during sleep and gave me the braces on the spot. She recommended a cortisone shot and I am glad she did, Big Help! Dr. Arief herself was extremely friendly, personable and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a hand specialist. I will definitely choose to see Dr. Arief again if I need any additional treatment, she is EXCELLENT!!!
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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dmking43 – Jun 25, 2021
Surgery required with good results. But more importantly took time to listen and DX another issue that wasn’t questioned by primary.
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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Dec 09, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much!
Friendly and Courteous, Staff and Dr.
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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Leslie Davis – Sep 13, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you very much!
Excellent office visit. Dr Arief was easy to communicate with, provided information and solutions which I was seeking. Would highly recommend her to anyone with orthopedic issues.
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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Diane Melisaris – Sep 11, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much for the feedback!
Honestly she’s the first doctor that I didn’t feel like she was just there to make money. Very nice Dr, would definitely recommend to my family and friends!
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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Sep 11, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much for the feedback!
It was my first visit, from the moment you step into the office you get a very welcoming feel. The office staff Is very friendly and patient explaining everything as they go. The wait to see Dr Ariel was short. She was very personable when she came into the room. She asked questions making sure she understood your concerns and explained what could be causing my issue. I really like that their office has the ability to take x-rays, saving a trip to another place for testing and immediate answers. Also if you need additional imaging test they have that avail in their building for quicker reaults
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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Sep 06, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much!
Dr. Ariel knows her stuff and is not pushy toward surgery. Takes her time with you and shows compassion.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce Peters – Sep 04, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much!
Wonderful visit!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Tammy Smith – Aug 30, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you!
Everyone in the office was very nice and helpful. Dr. Arief was very knowledgeable, straightforward and very helpful. I totally trust her recommendation and I am very happy that I found her.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Linda – Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you!
I had been to one of my Family Practice physicians. Tried injecting cortisone into my palm with no anesthesia. Needless to say I jerked my hand back!! Dr. Arief injected BOTH hands (three injections) using local anesthesia. It was done almost before I realized it!!! She really did turn a really unpleasant procedure into one not nearly so intimidating! May need further work on one hand. NO qualms about Dr. Arief...She's 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
What could be improved
No results
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Michael James – Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Arief's Reply –
Thank you so much!
Dr. Arief is an absolute delight to be around. She’s direct, honest, and aggressive when need be which I find extremely helpful given my pre-existing hand condition. She’s very knowledgeable about the problems and provides outstanding support towards fixing my hand.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Carl Pryor – Jul 24, 2020
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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
No results
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Kori Acompa – Jul 15, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us...Read More
The whole experience start to finish was fantastic. Got an appt within 2 days, arrived 10 mins prior to appt time and was in a room before the scheduled time. All the staff were extremely pleasant to deal with. had xrays, consultation and cortisone shot within 45 minutes. Dr Arief herself was extremely kind, personable and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a hand specialist. If I need further treatment I will definitely choose to see Dr Arief again.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Alexandra Dickerson – Feb 22, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are...Read More
Dr. Areif has done two surgeries on my right hand. She’s amazing!! She’s not only a remarkable surgeon, she’s kind, thoughtful, and friendly. She puts you at ease instantly, and you leave your appointment with total confidence in her as your surgeon. I would recommend her to all my family, and friends.
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
1 person found this helpful
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April Elzinga – Oct 02, 2019
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time...Read More
Dr Arief IS HIGHLY Recommended! She Explained EVERY Detail of my Hand Surgery right down to the week i should recover from surgery. Very Thoughtful & Caring!
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
2 people found this helpful
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John D. Hernandez in New Caney, TX – Jun 14, 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and kind...Read More
This doctor was so very rude, abrupt, and dismissed my concerns. She became agitated regarding my concerns and shoved two instruments towards me without explanations as to what she was measuring. She was very unkind. She then quickly left the room sending her assistant in to show me checkout I would never interact with a person with this type of personality. A course in bedside manner is needed here!
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Apr 26, 2019
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Dr Arief is the only specialist to even be able to find the spur from my finger tip fracture. Her skill is unmatched and attention to detail very refreshing. You cannot go wrong with this surgeon.
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Apr 01, 2019
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Doctor Arief was fantastic! Her recommendations for my wrist pain are already relieving my symptoms in a short amount of time. We were very impressed by the staff, both in reception/check out as well as back in the room. Would definitely recommend this office - great service and easy to access location at Springwoods Village (Grand Parkway and Holzworth).
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 31, 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and kind...Read More
Dr. Arief is not only an amazing surgeon but also very caring to her patients.
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Mar 27, 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and we are...Read More
You are exceptional I was very happy with your treatment and you. I felt very confident that your treatment will be successful. I am already recommending you with my family& friends You are awesome!
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Mar 22, 2019

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Arief's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

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

Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Limb Pain more than 99% of her peers

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

Neuroplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief performs Neuroplasty more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Arief performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Arief's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Arief accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Humana Health Plan of Texas
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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PacifiCare Health Insurance
PacifiCare PPO
PHCS
Railroad Medicare
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SelectCare
UniCare
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United Healthcare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group providers are committed to building long-lasting relationships with their patients and families. Our board-certified physicians...Read more

Biography

Dr. Melissa S. Arief is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Houston, Texas and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Education

Philadelphia Hand Ctr
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melissa Arief, MD?

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Is Dr. Melissa Arief, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Melissa Arief, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Arief frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Limb Pain, and Neuroplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Arief treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Arief, MD's office located?

Dr. Arief's office is located at 20207 Chasewood Park Dr, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77070. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Melissa Arief, MD speak?

Dr. Arief speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Melissa Arief, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Arief has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Houston, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)

Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest

Houston, TX

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital

Houston, TX

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)