Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o
23 reviews

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Blue Mountain Psychiatry

241 N 13th St

Easton, PA 18042
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Molina Healthcare
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patient Testimonials

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.
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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.
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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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Personal Bio

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.
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Dr. Rifai's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

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*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Drug Testing
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Injection
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combination Therapy
  • 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

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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.


  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

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Patient Reviews (8)
stroudsburg, PA |
Man..there's too much to say about this place. I can only speak from my specific case and experience so, in my opinion this is the worst psych our family has ever been under. Dr rifai landed my mom in 3 mental hospitals in a month due to unnecessary medicine change because he wanted to try "new breakthrough" methods and medicines. Once her life started spinning out of control he wanted nothing to do with her and has now dropped her as a patient when we need him most to avoid any legal problems
in Quakertown, PA |
Dr. Rifai has been my psychiatrist for several years. He is competent, helpful, pleasant and most importantly he has gotten me feeling better. He is superb psychiatrist.
in Stroudsburg, PA |
No privacy too many people in the waiting area I caught him on the phone with a private call while his patients are waiting and they've been waiting quite a while , he was on the phone for 25 minutes he showed up late and he has the personality of a horror movie , there's only a wall a makeshift wall separating him from his receptionist so she can hear everything what happened to privacy , I really don't recommend him try to find someone else which is very hard in Monroe Co for mental help
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be of service to you. We value your comments and agree with you. Through no fault of ours our main office is being renovated at 564 Main Street, what you described as makeshift is our temporary office for 3 months. Our office will be completed January 1, 2017. Please visit us again and allow us the opportunity to be of service to you on time. We promise you we will be on time in a clean office with private rooms and spacious waiting room.
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
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.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be of service to you. Our practice is reliable with an available 24-hour answering service. Unfortunately some medications are not appropriate for some patients based on clinical presentations. We do work with patients and accept cash payments treating all patients equally. Our prices are equal to what most insurance companies pay. We do provide counseling in our office though I do not myself but will refer to a counselor in my office.
in Palmerton PA |
Very competent and friendly psychiatrist helped with symptoms and medications. Anxiety improved, did very well would recommend highly
in Upper Darby, PA |
He is unreliable, unprofessional, and accepts money without following through on his promises.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be of service to you. Our practice is reliable with an available 24-hour answering service. Unfortunately some medications are not appropriate for some patients based on clinical presentations. We do work with patients and accept cash payments treating all patients equally. Our prices are equal to what most insurance companies pay.
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Rifai has admitting priveleges

Easton Hospital
250 S 21st St
Easton, PA 18042
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