Dr. Melissa Arief, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Female • Age 38
  
Dr. Arief
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KSF Orthopaedics Center

13333 Dotson Rd Ste 180 Houston, TX 77070

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Dr. Melissa Arief, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Arief has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Houston Northwest Medical Center and Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arief to book an appointment.


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Dr. Arief's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arief

4.7

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Leslie Davis – Sep 13, 2020
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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.
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Diane Melisaris – Sep 11, 2020
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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!
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Sep 11, 2020
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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
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Sep 06, 2020
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Dr. Ariel knows her stuff and is not pushy toward surgery. Takes her time with you and shows compassion.
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Bruce Peters – Sep 04, 2020
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Wonderful visit!
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Tammy Smith – Aug 30, 2020
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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.
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  • Staff friendliness
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Linda – Aug 19, 2020
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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!
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Michael James – Aug 14, 2020
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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.
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  • Office environment
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Carl Pryor – Jul 24, 2020
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Excellent!
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Kori Acompa – Jul 15, 2020
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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.
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Alexandra Dickerson – Feb 22, 2020
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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.
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April Elzinga – Oct 02, 2019
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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!
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John D. Hernandez in New Caney, TX – Jun 14, 2019
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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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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).
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. Arief is not only an amazing surgeon but also very caring to her patients.
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Mar 27, 2019
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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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Dr. Arief and her staff deserve the highest recommendation for excellence. She is knowledgeable, thorough, personable and honest. She explained two options while showing me the x-rays and provided pros and cons of both options. It’s obvious that she and her staff are exceptional and they genuinely care about the patient’s well being. Dr. Arief was the second ortho opinion and my first choice for my treatment. Prior ortho tried to rush me into expensive surgery. So thankful for Dr. Arief.
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Terri Ferguson in Spring, TX – Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Arief is very knowledgeable and very friendly. My first time to see her and I will definitely go back if my condition worsens.
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Melinda in Houston, TX – Feb 22, 2019
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About Me

Dr. Melissa Arief specializes in treating conditions of the hand and upper extremity. "This particular field is interesting because the problems I see in hand surgery can range from relatively simple to extremely complex. The field is constantly innovating and I continue to enjoy using both classic and new techniques to treat patients.

Specialties

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

Education

Philadelphia Hand Ctr
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(281) 440-6960

Dr. Arief accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Advantra
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
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PHCS Network PPO
National Healthcare Alliance
One Health
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PHCS
Railroad Medicare
RockPort Health Care
Select Choice Insurance
SelectCare
UniCare
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United Healthcare
Basic Plan
USA Managed Care Organization

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Trigger Finger more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Elbow Injuries more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arief treats Elbow Bursitis more than 14% of their peers

Dr. Arief treats this condition more than 14% of their peers

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Dr. Arief's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

KSF Orthopaedics Center

Willowbrook Location13333 Dotson Rd Ste 180 Houston, TX 77070
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Red Oak Location17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 200 Houston, TX 77090
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Springwoods Village2255 E Mossy Oaks Rd Spring, TX 77389
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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KSF Orthopaedic Center

KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.17270 Red Oak Dr Houston, TX 77090
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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KSF Orthopaedic Center

Red Oak17270 Red Oak Dr Houston, TX 77090
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    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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KSF- Willowbrook13333 Dotson Rd Houston, TX 77070
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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