Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 79

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1980. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD
3720 Lomita Blvd Ste 100 Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Salem's Top Procedures and Conditions

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STD Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs STD Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Pregnancy Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs Pregnancy Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Gonorrhea Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs Gonorrhea Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salem's conditions and procedures:

  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Mammography
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginosis Screening

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(310) 802-6260

Dr. Salem accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Salem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salem

4.3

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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i would have given a 0 star if there was a room for that. From scheduling appointments, consultation, staff, doctor… this office lacks professionalism in every level!! most especially the LVN called Alex. I was pretty determined to get my IVF done & become pregnant, so I decided to ignore all the red flags. I had 2 IVF attempts here & both failed. After generating 8+ eggs I was only able to use few of them for each attempt & for some reason that the embryologist and Dr Salem did not have better explanation what happen to the rest of the eggs which i was told was an A grade after 5 days incubation, I understand some would not pass the thawing process but now all that is questionable. Save your money & do your research! Don’t ignore the red flags like I did
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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why me – Jun 03, 2020
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I Recommend Dr Salem all the clinics and Dr told me. they did all they can for me to get pregnant, Noting works, A fried recommend me Dr Salem it was my last tried after spending a lot money everywhere. i went after 2nd tried of Invitro i did get pregnant my only beautiful daughter she is 16 years old now. Thank to Dr Salem- i Remember that he told me the 2nd Time. i will be more Aggressive with you and you will have the most you want it.
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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Alicia Contreras in Cypres, CA – Feb 10, 2019
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Infertility issues were in both of us and dr. Rifaat Salem, recommend ICSI, which works for both of us. Thank you Dr. Salem for your kind help.
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 D'Souza in Glendale – Feb 18, 2018
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Good as heard ! My friend recommend me to dr. Rifaat Salem and he is really a professional, knows how to better deal and make comfortable his patients. Thank you Dr. Salem.
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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Lucy in Glendale – Feb 01, 2018
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My Endometrium lining was only 6mm and IVF was not possible, Doctor Rifaat Salem suggest to increase estrogen level and lining thining and later i have successfully conceived. Thank you Dr. Salem, you are master in fertility.
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
  • Long wait times
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Isabel in Corona – Jan 25, 2018
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best choice for fertility treatments in California.
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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Julie in California – Jan 21, 2018
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Rifaat Salem and his team helps me with my thin layer, it was 6 mm and they just take it normal i.e. 1omm in just 3 months. Thank you Dr. Salem.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lisa in Los Angeles – Jan 12, 2018
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Thank you Dr. Salem, I conceived successfully after 5 years of marriage, a big thank to you and your staff, very co-operative and great attention to details.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Allegra in Chandler, Arizona – Jan 09, 2018
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Doctor Rifaat Salem MD is amazing and super knowledgeable. He explains medical conditions carefully so I understand and make educated decisions. He makes sure I am all covered and calls frequently to checkup. He's great and treat you like family.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Amsterdam, NH – Nov 07, 2017
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I cannot say enough good thing about this place. Everything was wonderful , courteous informative, I can see 20/15 the day after and going to work the day after the surgery. I can't believe I waited this long and so exited to start a new journey with no glasses or contacts . Thanks you so much, doctor riffat salem md.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Josie Scott in Glendale, California – Nov 01, 2017
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Dr Rifaat Salem MD has been the greatest doctor I have ever experienced. He shares the details on what you need to know, gives you options, and is a pleasure to be around. The office is very good about fitting in appointments, especially on short notice, which is very much appreciated for someone like me with a busy work schedule. I have never had to wait either and find their process very efficient.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Ludhiana, PB – Oct 18, 2017
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I am 41 and made the decision to freeze my eggs. My experience with Dr. Salem was extremely positive. He remained optimistic during my entire treatment as did his entire staff. Everyone at PRC was friendly and made me feel comfortable during the process. I was able to get 18 viable eggs! Thank you PRC for all your hard work!!!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Suki in Torrance, CA – May 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The individual approach that sets us apart consists of the simplest one of all – We put our patients’ needs first. Our updated and advanced reproductive...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1984
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Santa Clara
Residency Hospital
1980
Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salem frequently treats STD Screening, Pregnancy Test, and Gonorrhea Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salem treats.

Where is Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD's office located?

Dr. Salem's office is located at 3720 Lomita Blvd Ste 100, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rifaat Salem, MD speak?

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

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Locations

Practice

3720 Lomita Blvd Ste 100 Torrance, CA 90505
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