Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD

Dr. Rahim Shafa, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Milford, MA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Shafa is affiliated with Milford Regional Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (5)
in Medway, MA |
Horrible! Waited 6 hours for a 5:30p appt. Paid $100 cash and got sent to A/R. After 3 visits I went back to the streets. Easier. I have a job, mortgage, family, not 6 hours for an appt. Told me I was bipolar. I am not, my dad is a real psychologist, I think he would know. If you pay cash get a receipt for when you wind up in A/R. His office staff is rude from the manager on down to the pissboy, including the snyde little trash bag receptionist. This guy only cares about making money
New York, NY |
This doctor shouldn't be practicing. He allowed me to go without a Medici e I have been on for 5 years because he wanted to start over. His staff is unprodessional and he is never on time. Please do yourself a favor go elsewhere
Marlborough, MA |
Made an appointment 3 weeks ago for 4pm today. Was told that he is running behind. Behind means 4 patients are ahead of me, and they each get at least an hour. So, looks like he will be finally able to see me sometime after 8pm. I've been seeing him for over 5 years and am sick of playing his games as a patient. I had a really hard day today, and have been trying to manage my anxiety without medication. Very often have been on the edge of losing it. Time for a new doc. He doesn't care.
Milford, MA |
The worst experience ever. Waited over 5 hours for my first appointment, and was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder within 5 minutes of talking with him. I'm not bi-polar. INSISTED I use the pharmacy located in the same building, even though I use CVS. WHAT A JOKE. HE SHOULD HAVE HIS LICENSE REVOKED.
One word QUACK.
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Dr. Shafa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    National University of Iran / Faculty of Medicine (Jarjani Med Sch)

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Med Center Of Delaware
  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Mental Health Cntr

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)