Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Psychiatry | Male | 43 years old

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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.Read more

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in Quakertown, PA |
Dr. Rifai saved my life, he suggested treatment for me with TMS. This has improved depression and helped my mood. Top notch psychiatrist
in Palmerton PA |
Dr. Rifai is a ray of sunshine, pleasant, friendly and an astute clinician. He got me better through several weeks, he stuck with me when other Doctors gave up on me, now that's the paragon of ethical behavior and outstanding bedside manners that should be modeled by other Doctors.
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My original doctor retired from the practice I saw her at last July. Due to a shortage of psychiatrists accepting new patients it took me about a year to find someone who would write my scripts for me. The first visit everything seemed to go OK. Had a second appointment, wasn't impressed. 3rd visit had to be rescheduled and they won't return my calls. Charged me $100 just to write scripts. Didn't even provide me with actual counseling. Very unethical.
in Stroudsburg, PA |
The staff was professional and courteous, made me feel at ease, super helpful. Dr. Rifai was a pleasure smiling and explaining things for us. He did my gene testing at the office and the results were available the next appointment, at which time it was discovered that most previous psychiatrist gave me the incorrect medications that my body could not metabolize. Wonderful NIH trained psychiatrist.
in Palmerton PA |
Very competent and friendly psychiatrist helped with symptoms and medications. Anxiety improved, did very well would recommend highly
in Easton, PA |
Dr Rifai and Staff were wonderful, they helped our family with our issues and alleviated our stress. Things went very well.
in Upper Darby, PA |
He is unreliable, unprofessional, and accepts money without following through on his promises.
in East Stroudsburg, PA |
Went in with the complaint of depression. Dr. Rifai asked questions to pinpoint exactly where I was at in my mental state. He advised a medication that has worked well for me. He had me follow up every 30 days to make sure I was responding to the medication. Dr. Rifai and I are still working together.
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Dr. Rifai's 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.

Dr. Rifai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Transplant Hepatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Depression
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    U Va Roanoke Salem
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Virginia

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Institute Of Mental Health

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    American College At Aleppo

    Graduated in 1990

  • Other Education
    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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