Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD

Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(19)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mohammad Rifai, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Merrillville, IN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

200 E 89th Ave Ste 3A

Merrillville, IN 46410

Contact Information

(219) 756-2900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Family Insurance
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 25 More

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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more than 99% of peers
Hydrocephalus
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more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Rifai does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Damascus University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Ill Cook Co Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rifai has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rifai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifai to family and friends
2.9
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Rifai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Chesterton, IN |
I went and saw Dr Rifai a couple of months ago. He had done surgery on my husband about 10 years ago and it had gone very well. He saw my MRI and told me he wouldn't do anything for me and that I should get on Youtube and find a Physical Therapy video for spinal stenosis. I refused and explained to him that I would not know if the PT was qualified. Never again. He acted like I was begging for surgery or something, and made me feel like rubbish.
in Schererville, IN |
Dr Rifai is simply the best, I would put my life in his hands any time, highly recommended.
Chicago, IL |
Worst Dr ever .please do NOT put your self between his hands. He did my husband such a horrible surgery, every Dr saw the MRI after that he told me what's a stupid Dr. I get there so easy apparently because he has no patients, no one wants him.
in Chicago, IL |
He was an excellent brain doctor he fixed my brain it fells so good
in Portage Indiana |
I found this Dr to be rude and dismissive . I have never had a physician complain to me as the patient . He complained about the quality of MRI images as well as the radiologists report. He also asked to see my surgical scar (. 2 years old) as if to imply I was not being truthful about having said surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rifai accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Family Insurance
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Pyramid Life
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • State Farm
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Rifai has admitting privileges

Franciscan Health Crown Point
1201 S Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307
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Franciscan Health Dyer
24 Joliet St
Dyer, IN 46311
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Franciscan Health Michigan City
301 W Homer St
Michigan City, IN 46360
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Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus
600 Grant St
Gary, IN 46402
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Pinnacle Hospital
9301 Connecticut Dr
Crown Point, IN 46307
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St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN 46342
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