Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 48

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Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Palmerton, PA. He is affiliated with Easton Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rifai to book an appointment.

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Blue Mountain Psychiatry

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Blue Mountain Psychiatry217 Franklin Ave Ste 101 Palmerton, PA 18071
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Blue Mountain Psychiatry1803 W MAIN ST Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Blue Mountain Psychiatry241 N 13th St Easton, PA 18042
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Dr. Rifai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rifai

4.3

Based on 93 ratings

5 Stars
73.11827956989248%
(68)
4 Stars
9.67741935483871%
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3 Stars
1.075268817204301%
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2 Stars
2.150537634408602%
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1 Star
13.978494623655914%
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What went well
  • Office environment (77)
  • Staff friendliness (76)
  • Appointment scheduling (74)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
  • Long wait times (13)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (12)
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Robin H. – Jun 15, 2021
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good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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Anonymous – May 11, 2021
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Appt. time was 1:00 PM walk into his office 1:55PM almost 1 hour after appt. time! No apology. I am sister of pateint, when pateint was talking doctor was looking at his computer. Very disrespectful, looking at pateint when they are speaking shows that they are being heard. I would like to get a different doctor but psychiatrist in our or surrounding area are far and in between. So there we are, STUCK
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Apr 22, 2021
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dr rifai and staff are the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leonard L. – Mar 13, 2021
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everyone was great as usual!! always helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph B. – Mar 13, 2021
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From the front desk to the office....positive experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan R. – Mar 13, 2021
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answered questions throughly, and scheduled my appt in a timely manner. The office was running on time, and had safe precautions for covid.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chereen N. – Mar 13, 2021
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very nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shrine Z. – Mar 13, 2021
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele H. – Mar 13, 2021
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SCAM! 6 weeks of torture fixed in 5min.’s by another dr! I was left suicidal while LIED TO that they were working on getting my meds approved. My insurance said they were “NEVER CONTACTED-NEVER”! I Paid $900 for a med that was approved in 24hrs by another Dr! They get more $ from U than from the insurance. Your med’s will NEVER GET APPROVED BY THEM! I did EVERYTHING 4 them! They FAILED to ACT even after I HAD the PRIOR AUTH SENT to THEM- THEIR JOB! ALL THEY had to do was respond but didn’t! I had my insurance call them w/me on the phone to fix it & Allysa proceeded to bad mouth me to them saying this wasn’t an emergency! She refused to help saying I’ll do it later & NEVER DID- like Usual! 6 wks of being told we will call u later & NEVER ONCE GOT A CALL BACK! It was a full x job until I realized it was FUTILE! YOUR MEDS & SANITY ARE URGENT! THIS IS CRIMINAL, ABUSIVE & All LIES! Dr was 2 “busy” 2 call me to fix It! *DIVULGED MY TREATMENT ON PHONE to a Stranger Violating HIPPA!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Outraged patient – Feb 19, 2021
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The Receptionist is horrid. The receptionist is disrespectful, inconsiderate, mean, unprofessional, uncooperative, condescending, unfriendly, Ill-mannered, impolite and just dreadful. I called the office to inquire about my daughter who is a patient there and the receptionist literally attacked me on the phone. I imagine the Dr. is good at his job but the receptionist is the first person you come in contact with and she is the face of the practice. I was very disappointed that this practice has someone who is obviously not equipped to handle phone calls or maybe an in-service on phone etiquette.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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KNG – Jan 28, 2021
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feel very relax, not afaird to shard anything. know i can say anything that is on my mind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Maryann S. – Nov 10, 2020
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Always looking out for the patients!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Sep 29, 2020
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he is willing to explain and easy to talk to
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura C. – Sep 03, 2020
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Relaxed, comfortable, informative and effective
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John C. – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr Rifia has an innate ability to make you feel comfortable. He asks the right questions and displays genuine concern for your well-being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Samuel H. – Sep 03, 2020
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Not recommended. I thought he was good at first but changed later on.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 01, 2020
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Run away from this practice!! They never answer the phones, there isn’t any hand sanitizers in his office, they don’t enforce social distancing and Dr. Rafai is not a good doctor for far to many reasons to list! Go at your own risk and if you have any hour to waste sitting in his waiting room because he is never on time with his appointments!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 30, 2020
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The staff is kind. The Dr. is caring he could use more help he has so many patients. Melissa his TMS coordinator is the best. She is very easy to talk to and helpful. The therapist are also very good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Aug 08, 2020
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very good experience. always helpful and informative. We learned alot about the condition and how to deal with it.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Rifai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Anxiety more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rifai's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anger Management Worksheet
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Testing
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Injection
  • Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combination Therapy
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Treatment
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Rifai is a Psychiatrist serving the Easton, Palmerton and Stroudsburg areas for more than 15 years. Dr. Rifai is experienced in Psychiatric Evaluation...Read more

Biography

Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD is a Psychiatrist and Internist practicing in the Greater Lehigh Valley serving the Easton, Palmerton and Stroudsburg areas for more than 15 years.

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."

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Education

2005
National Institute Of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Virginia, School Of Medicine, Roanoke-Salem Program
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD?

Call (317) 743-5523 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rifai has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rifai frequently treats Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and Psychosis Due to Mental Illness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rifai treats.

Where is Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD's office located?

Dr. Rifai's office is located at 217 Franklin Ave Ste 101, Palmerton, PA 18071. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD speak?

Dr. Rifai speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rifai is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Easton Hospital

Easton, PA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average