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Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD
Otolaryngology
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About
Dr. Arffa is a fellowship-trained rhinologist and general otolaryngologist. She is from Pittsburgh, PA, and completed her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh. She then did her Otolaryngology residency at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and completed a fellowship in Rhinology at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Arffa enjoys caring for patients with problems in the fields of otolaryngology. She is a specialty-trained sinus specialist capable of caring for patients with complicated sinus problems, such as allergic fungal sinusitis, sinus tumors, inverted papilloma, CSF leak and more. She is an avid traveler and frequently visits Asia, especially Japan. She also enjoys cooking, artwork and spending time with her family.

Ages SeenNewborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Railroad Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | RightCare STAR Medicaid Network | SeniorCare (Cost) Network | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
Superior Health
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)
Tricare
United Healthcare
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 10, 2018, Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Rhinology, Sinus & Nasal Institute Of Florida
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Texas A & M Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology
Reviews(42)
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Aug 9, 2018
Very sweet and listened to all my questions and gave clear answers.
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Aug 9, 2018
Very impressed with Dr. Arffa, her staff and the hospital.
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Aug 9, 2018
very professional and caring. my visit was very helpful. Would definitely recommend DR. Arffa!
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Aug 7, 2018
Good overall
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Aug 7, 2018
She made me feel that I was crazy for being there and that is just have allergies and she loaded me up with medication. I later found out that she put on my chart that she inspected my nasal cavity with a camera and that did not happen. She was not concerned enough to do that.
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Aug 6, 2018
I was referred to this practice by the VA. I wish that there was a way for meds prescribed by this physician to be sent to the VA pharmacy to be filled.
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Aug 2, 2018
Dr. Arffa was attentive, pleasant and provided immediate treatment for nosebleed.
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Jul 30, 2018
Doctor Arffa was Very Professional and seem to care about me
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Jul 26, 2018
Top notch
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Jul 25, 2018
Dr. Arffa is one if the best physicians I have encountered. She is fantastic!
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Jul 25, 2018
best doctor at BSW
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Jul 19, 2018
Everything was rushed as if I was an inconvenience, one of the staff member was mean when I asked to clarify some document prices. The final price of the ENT visit was almost $300 for a simple visit AND WITH insurance. And I\'m still waiting for a ph. call as she promised she would.
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Jul 18, 2018
Dr. Arffa is great!!!!
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Jul 18, 2018
I have been dealing with this issue for more than three years and she was able to help the problem in one visit. She is awesome.
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Jul 16, 2018
best dr in facility
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Jul 13, 2018
Excellent doctor!!
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Jul 11, 2018
Dr. Arffa was very professional and easy to talk to. We discussed a wide variety of treatments if my scheduled EGI did not pinpoint the cause of my problems.
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Jul 5, 2018
Very professional, yet friendly.
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Jul 2, 2018
everything went smoothly and everyone was very helpful and friendly - what you want to experience at the doctor\'s office.
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Jul 2, 2018
SHE TOOK GOOD CARE OF ME,SHE IS TOPS,NONE BETTER.
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Jul 2, 2018
she understood my concern and took her time and answered my questions in a way I could understand.
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Jun 21, 2018
Very easy to understand the treatments and steps available to treats you and options available
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Jun 18, 2018
On a scale of 1 to 10, epistaxis, for challenge and interest to a fully trained ENT specialist, has to rate about 00.75. (Of course, as it\'s occurring to me on a recurrent basis, it rates much higher.) Yet she gave me a full measure of concentrated listening, exam, treatment, discussion, guidance, care, etc., in a professional, friendly manner. Her guidance was instructive and very much appreciated. Dr. Arffa is sharp.
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Jun 15, 2018
we were shuffled in and out did not feel that an adequate amount of time was spent on us. we were referred to another doctor out of network called to talk about other options since this doctor would not accept Scott and White Insurance the nurse called back and said all they could do was send us a list of other doctors explained to the nurse the condition was not any better said she would share with the doctor we never heard back.
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Jun 13, 2018
She is great
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Jun 8, 2018
I liked her!
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Jun 4, 2018
I\'ve been chasing this problem for over a year and was so pleased to find someone with a different perspective on what it is an approaches to tackle it. She is a very effective communicator.
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May 31, 2018
Dr. Arffa was kind and thoughtful; she presented 3 options for treatment and gave us her recommendation, which we agreed on. She is professional but not aloof.
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May 31, 2018
Dr Arffa is great...caring, compassionate, thorough.
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May 24, 2018
extremely professional, informative and caring. very impressed. she listened carefully and communicated openly
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May 21, 2018
i appreciate how she listened, i was able to fix two problems at once.
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May 16, 2018
Totally professional and addressed all of my concerns.
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May 11, 2018
I have seen her many times over the years, great Doctor!
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May 2, 2018
she is awesome. I\'ve been to 4 other ENT\'s. they were no help. she diagnosed my problem as soon as she saw the MRI or CT scan.
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Apr 30, 2018
VERY PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.
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Apr 30, 2018
Very good visit. She carefully explained everything she was doing and what she recommended.
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Apr 26, 2018
Excellent job on reconstruction of my ear.
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Apr 25, 2018
Dr Arrfa was very profess and polite. took time to answer my questions. explained everything very thoroughly
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Apr 25, 2018
Great surgeon! Would have appreciated a little more explanation/details of procedure.
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Apr 23, 2018
very efficient, professional and friendly.
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Apr 18, 2018
One can never get an appointment as soon as they\'d like to....constant problem. Everything else was very, very good. I had an additional question last night. I sent a message through My Chart this morning, and I had an answer before noon. Excellent!!
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Apr 11, 2018
explained everything in a way that could be understood
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