Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Palmerton, PA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.Read his story

Blue Mountain Psychiatry

217 Franklin Ave Ste 106

Palmerton, PA 18071
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Bipolar Disorder
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more than 98% of peers
Anxiety
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more than 98% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Rifai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rifai "Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai is a Psychiatrist serving the Easton, Palmerton and Stroudsburg areas for more than 15 years. Dr. Rifai is experienced in Psychiatric Evaluation and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). He is a Fellow at the American College of Physicians, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Muhamad Rifai was also awarded the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Excellence Award in 2005, the William Webb Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2006 and the National Research Service Award."

Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Rifai "I have been suffering from major depression, anxiety, PTSD and insomnia for years. I also have recently developed a seizure condition. I had been on countless medications to combat these conditions and seen multiple medical professionals to no avail. Dr. Rifai and his extremely professional and kind staff including Amy Makl and Nancy Taylor have all used innovative treatments and cutting edge testing to help identify certain genetic markers which led to the best medication combination I have been on and suggested state the art, recently developed treatments. I have also been in an outpatient facility for four months and have never had these types of positive results. They are so amazingly accommodating, knowledgeable and patient. I cannot say enough good things about all of them."
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"Efficient and professional. Friendly and responsive office staff."
"Dr. Rifai has been easy to talk to, efficient, and attentive in dealing with and treating me. I also like that he does not push medications for everything and has alternative therapies available."

Care Philosophy

"I will provide comprehensive care integrating a thorough medical workup, psychotherapy and medication treatments. I offer multiple treatment regimens and individual treatment plans, informed by both our understandings of the presenting symptoms and your essential input."

5  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

5  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Transplant Hepatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

45  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

  • Anger Management Worksheet
  • Drug Testing
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Injection
  • Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combination Therapy
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Treatment
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • American College at Aleppo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • National Institute Of Mental Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • U VA Roanoke Salem
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American College of Physicians LEAD Certificate, 2012
  • Martin Fenton Award, 2003
  • American Psychiatric Association Janssen Scholarship, 2002
  • William Webb Fellowship, 2005
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 55 reviews

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Beware! HIPAviolations! My records were sent to his office . Went to pick up my records - was given them WITHOUT a folder nor envelope. Wide open! When given to my family doctor, she was very upset! This office showed no care for someone's' personal records! HIPA!! BAD handling situation!! Shame on...Read More
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awesome pretty good
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Pleasant, responsive. Would of liked his full attention when describing my symptoms though.
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My experience with blue mountain psychiatry has been great. All the doctors are good as well as the staff.
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Dr Rifi has worked with me for several years and i trust his decions.
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