Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Easton, PA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.Read his story

Blue Mountain Psychiatry

241 N 13th St

Easton, PA 18042
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Accepted insurance

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

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Bipolar Disorder
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anxiety
very high
more than 98% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
very high
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."
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
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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*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Drug Testing
  • 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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

  • American College at Aleppo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • U VA Roanoke Salem
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • National Institute Of Mental Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1998

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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rifai to family and friends
4.3
based on 43 total reviews (35 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Rifai's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (35)

helped me with my panics
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he is a good doctor but the length of time to see him at appointments is way too long. I have sat in the waiting room for 2 hours on many occassions to be seen.
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Have had three week of TMS sessions and already I feel better. Depression is lifting and I feel more positive about things. Was on anti-depressant medications for 12 years and never felt this good, meds merely stabilized my condition. Would recommend TMS.
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Dr. Rifai is the first psychiatrist I went to who got my medications right the first time. He knew exactly what I was talking about.
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I have been seeing Dr. Rifai for about a year, he is very knowledgeable about addiction medicine and is one of the few doctors around certified in this field. I would highly recommend him. I also have to add that the woman who works at and runs the Palmerton office is incredible. Netoya is always...more
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