Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD

Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 47

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(330) 427-8357

Dr. Muhamad Rifai, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Easton, PA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rifai has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction and Substance Abuse, and General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria medical school in 1996. 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

Blue Mountain Psychiatry241 N 13th St Easton, PA 18042
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Blue Mountain Psychiatry217 Franklin Ave Ste 106 Palmerton, PA 18071
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Blue Mountain Psychiatry564 Main St Unit 3 Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Listened and understood what i was saying. Very Kind
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Very Kind and have gotten by pretty good with Dr. Rifai
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Michael R. – Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Rifai and all the Palmerton staff are wonderful
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M. L. – Jul 30, 2020
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One mistake after another. If he wasn't the only psychiatrist accepting new patients I would run not walk it to another provider
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he is the best! he takes his time to work through my problems and makes me feel happy and very supportive, nn
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N. P. – Apr 24, 2019
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I Have had a wonderful experience with Dr.G & Sue. I finally have no pain & have been coping with my diagnosis.
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Deborah H. – Mar 07, 2019
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They were very polite and very welcoming.
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Anonymous – Feb 20, 2019
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My time here has been wonderful. The staff from secretary to the doctors are second to none. My TMS therapy with Chris was especially wonderful in that it gave me new life, new outlook, new everything. I highly recommend Blue Mountain Psychiatry to everyone
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David B. – Feb 14, 2019
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I have had major. Depression for many years now. Thanks to Chris I am depression free due to TMS Thearpy . I highly recommend this treatment to anyone going through depression. It will change your. Life!!! Thank you Chris for all you did for me!!!
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Jill Reed Herman in Emmaus, PA – Nov 26, 2018
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Listened compassionate took time with me . Awesome Doc .
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Bridget and Shannon are wonderful.
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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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Practice Areas

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction and Substance Abuse specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tobacco Use Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Drug-Induced Mental Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Anxiety more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rifai treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rifai treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 97% of their peers

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

Major Depressive Disorder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Rifai's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anger Management Worksheet
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Testing
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • 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

About Me

Dr. 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 Physicia...Read more

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
1996
Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

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

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Easton Hospital

Easton, PA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average