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Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD

Otolaryngology

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About Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD

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 Baylor 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.

Dr. Arffa has been recognized as a Top Doc 2022 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Pittsburgh (2010)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2011)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2015)
  • Fellowship: Rhinology, Sinus & Nasal Institute of Florida (2016)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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 25, 2020, Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (247) for Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
She is the BEST ENT Doctor. She listens to your questions. Gives you great information on care after surgeries. She Is concerned for her patience's well being.
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Sep 13, 2022
She was great
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Sep 10, 2022
Very friendly and detailed
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Sep 10, 2022
Very caring and great information about my health issues
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Sep 10, 2022
Patient focused and understands your concerns.
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Sep 10, 2022
Bedside manner was pretty jarring.
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Sep 9, 2022
Doctor, shared different options I could take pertaining to my situation.
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Sep 9, 2022
Very nice and explained everything. Did not feel rushed
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Sep 6, 2022
Dr. Arffa was very pleasant with me. She took her time to clearly explain to me what my condition is and what my options are going forward. She made sure I understood what is happening and why. I really appreciated the time she took with me.
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Sep 5, 2022
Very professional; explained details of my issue and surgery procedures
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Sep 4, 2022
Very professional and caring.
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Sep 2, 2022
Very personable. Put me at ease. Very skilled!
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Sep 2, 2022
Very polite and confident
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Sep 1, 2022
Good experience
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Aug 29, 2022
She was very helpful, and assuring to me.
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Aug 25, 2022
She was to the point and gave all options available
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Aug 23, 2022
This doctor is amazing. She is thorough and knowledgeable and warm and friendly.
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Aug 22, 2022
Great care.
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Aug 20, 2022
Nice and professional
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Aug 20, 2022
Very concerned about my problems and how to correct them!
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Aug 19, 2022
She helped explain exactly what my problem was and gave me suggestions on how I could remedy it.
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Aug 19, 2022
This is the second time I've seen Dr. Arffa. She is a very conscientious and careful physician. Although my medical concerns were minor, Dr. Arffa gave my issues her total attention, dealt with the issues quickly and effectively, and answered all my questions. I really wish all medical doctors had such a caring and wonderful bedside manner!
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Aug 18, 2022
Makes full use of diagnostics instead of guessing issues. Decisive treatment so far
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Aug 15, 2022
I don't rate providers on a scale. Dr. Arffa took great care to address my issues and I found her to be very considerate and knowledgeable. I will return to her for my care.
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Aug 14, 2022
Quick, throughal and comforting.
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Aug 13, 2022
Very professional, took care of my problem.
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr was helpful, and kind .
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Aug 12, 2022
This was our first visit with her. Nothing happened to rate her either good or bad
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Aug 11, 2022
She is very knowledgeable. It was my initial appointment and I felt rushed.
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Aug 5, 2022
She did a great job of explaining the graph and what it meant. My appointment was on time and it was quick.
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Aug 4, 2022
After examining and discussing my problem, she made several recommendations and made a referral for further testing.
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Aug 2, 2022
She is wonderful! Attentive to your issues, helps with the care of those issues and resolving them. She is absolutely one of the Top Doctors at BSW
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Aug 2, 2022
Caring and understanding
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Jul 30, 2022
Very thorough and informative.
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Jul 28, 2022
She listened to my problem and addressed it.
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Jul 26, 2022
Wait time fantastic! All questions answered. Very impressed with Dr
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Jul 25, 2022
I sensed she knew what she was doing.
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Jul 25, 2022
Very professional, attentive to my questions, doing everything to help with my condition.
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Jul 25, 2022
Dr. Gave recommendation that I could use another spray if what I'm using stop working to go to my heart. I appreciate that information.
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Jul 19, 2022
Very good
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Jul 17, 2022
Everything was awsome.
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Jul 16, 2022
She was kind ,listened, helpful to my questions. I was very pleased and comfortable with her (Dr)
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Jul 14, 2022
Very good
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Jul 8, 2022
It was fine.
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Jul 3, 2022
1st time with Dr , very satisfied with service and knowledge, was great, have follow up scheduled
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Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Arffa has been very informative and helpful, as well as answering my questions.
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Jun 24, 2022
Very good experience
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Jun 23, 2022
Dr. Arffa is a great Doctor. She really cares for her patients and offers solid solutions.
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Jun 22, 2022
She was very thorough and patient
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Jun 21, 2022
Dr. Arffa was very thorough and gentle.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr Arffa knew that I needed sinus surgery from the tests and and allergy misdirections because of her knowledge of odontologic events. She took a sample of nose bacteria to help diagnose. She was very interested in helping me; I have been in distress for 8 months.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr was very attentive. Explained in detail my situation. Very professional.
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Jun 9, 2022
She was very thorough
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Jun 8, 2022
Always a positive experience.
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Jun 5, 2022
Very very knowledgeable and gave me comfort because of this.
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Jun 4, 2022
Great dr.
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Jun 4, 2022
She took the extra steps to ensue additional testing was scheduled related to my problem. Thanks
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Jun 1, 2022
The Dr was friendly and easy to talk to
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May 27, 2022
Fair, check , check, and I told her I was better,! So moving forward if it happens again do these exercises and you should be ok, I just felt to fast of a visit!!!
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May 19, 2022
Dr. Affra was very professional and friendly. She got right down to the problem of my hoarseness. The main thing was that she found nothing major causing this but informed me of other possible causes. Because of my history of cancer she answered my immediate concern. She agreed that it was okay to just sit on the problem for a while to see if it will go away and then later to check out other possible causes.
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May 18, 2022
Was very pleased.
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May 9, 2022
Dr. Arffa was helpful, communicative, and personable. Very pleasant.
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May 3, 2022
Did not spend much time with me or explain things very well
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May 2, 2022
Great
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr. Arrfa is excellent! Very helpful in explaining the hearing test & wax build up.
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Apr 18, 2022
She was knowledgeable, concise and friendly.
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Apr 15, 2022
Good
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Apr 12, 2022
Very professional and patient
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Apr 5, 2022
Clean, professional and friendly
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