Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Alkhafaji
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Blair Gastroenterology Associates

810 Valley View Blvd Altoona, PA 16602

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(814) 946-5469

Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Altoona, PA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Baghdad, College Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Upmc Altoona. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alkhafaji to book an appointment.

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Dr. Alkhafaji is affiliated with Upmc Altoona Altoona, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Alkhafaji's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkhafaji treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alkhafaji treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diarrhea
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkhafaji treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alkhafaji treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkhafaji treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alkhafaji treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alkhafaji's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Food Allergy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genital Warts
  • Giardiasis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • pH Probe
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing

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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
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Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Alkhafaji's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alkhafaji

3.6

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Terrific doctor! Listened to my problems and took excellent care of me.
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
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Caring and was an attentive doctor
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
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Biography

Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Altoona, PA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

State University Of New York
Fellowship Hospital
Case Wstn Res University
Residency Hospital
Sinai Hosp Detroit
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Baghdad, College Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alkhafaji frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diarrhea, and Dysphagia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alkhafaji treats.

Where is Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD's office located?

Dr. Alkhafaji's office is located at 810 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Blair Gastroenterology Associates

Blair Gastroenterology Associates, Altoona810 Valley View Blvd Altoona, PA 16602
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Upmc Altoona

Altoona, PA

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)