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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."

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 - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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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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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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.

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 (General Cert) - 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 (209) for Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD

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Jun 30, 2021
Very good I trust her. Explain everything very good and answer all my questions.
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Jun 27, 2021
great at explaining things. appeciate the time she took to make sure I understand
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Jun 25, 2021
Satisfied
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Jun 14, 2021
Explained 'things'. Which some doctors don't do. Thank uou
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Jun 14, 2021
Absolutely wonderful very professional friendly answered all my questions with great detail
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Jun 13, 2021
seemed rushed
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Jun 10, 2021
always great. on time, very short wait. excellent care and follow up
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Jun 7, 2021
Professional, knowledgeable, gave me options. I felt I was in good hands when I was under her care. I'm glad she is a doctor at BSW. She wrote outstanding Progress notes. Very thorough and much appreciated.
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May 27, 2021
she provided much information about my condition and gave me advice and options. My first visit and I was very pleased.
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May 20, 2021
gave the impression of being extremely aloof
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May 20, 2021
Very informative and helpful.
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May 19, 2021
Excellent pain medications were prescribed for post-op pain, making my recovery much more tolerable.
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May 18, 2021
Dr. Arffa was short with me, made me feel dumb for asking questions, and wasn't thorough at all
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May 17, 2021
Dr Arffa is the the best
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May 16, 2021
Felt marginalized and rushed.
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May 14, 2021
Doctor Araff was absolutely amazing. She listened to my concerns, and helped navigate appropriate medications to help with my issue.
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May 14, 2021
Quite satisfied. I wish I had come to her earlier with my issue instead of wasting time with my PCP.
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May 7, 2021
Excellent
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May 6, 2021
very satisfied with all concerned.
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May 6, 2021
I have seen Dr. Arffa for the past 2 years and very satisfied with her knowledge, treatment, understanding of my problem, and providing excellent care. I have already recommended her to one of my friends and who is currently trying to get and appointment.
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May 4, 2021
Very professional and did not hesitate to answer all of my questions.
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May 1, 2021
great doc
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Apr 26, 2021
Excellent
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Apr 25, 2021
She listened to me tell about my experience and was quick to set me at ease about what was likely going on, before treating me.
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Apr 24, 2021
worst attitude of a doctor I've ever experienced
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Apr 22, 2021
extremely knowledgeable great care very caring a 10
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Apr 19, 2021
all was good
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Apr 18, 2021
She talked very loud. She seemed to make diagnisosis and course of treatment very quickly.
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Apr 17, 2021
excellent
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Apr 15, 2021
Everything went well.
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Apr 13, 2021
The doctor took the time to ask a lot of questions and clearly explain the diagnosis and possible treatment options. she was friendly yet very professional.
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Apr 10, 2021
excellent
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Apr 8, 2021
did feel a little rushed during the visit but overall she was friendly and helpful.
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Apr 4, 2021
very good and caring
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Mar 31, 2021
patient friendly
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Mar 29, 2021
She was practical and did not try to push unnecessary testing or procedures.
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Mar 20, 2021
she listened to my problem initially and provided a treatment that has significantly improved my health
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Mar 20, 2021
short and sweet appointment
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Mar 15, 2021
Dr Arffa took time to explain my problem and my concerns
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Mar 13, 2021
Dr. Arffa always treats me with care and concern. She is one of my favorite doctors.
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Mar 12, 2021
Very professional, polite, friendly, very interested and asks questions, to make sure all is going well, answers all questions.
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Mar 11, 2021
Dr Arffa was caring, understanding, informative,
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Mar 11, 2021
Dr Arffa is one of the most caring doctors I have met. Her Nurse assistants always greet you with a huge smile, although recently under a mask. nomatter how I feel, I'm treated with respect and professional and NEVER rushed through an exam.
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Mar 11, 2021
excellent really knows her profession I am in good hands
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Mar 7, 2021
she explained my test results with me to where I could understand and recommending me what to do next.
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Feb 27, 2021
extremely quick and responsive to my needs but strangely enough, she went down my nose to lookl at my throat and strangely enough, I didn't realize that my throat ABOVE the instrument is where my concern was...or is! That was my error so this misunderstanding was my responsibility. Some day I will pursue that later.
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Feb 27, 2021
very friendly professional
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Feb 26, 2021
care provider is a very knowledgeable a friend person. who is easy to talk too
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Feb 23, 2021
The best.
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Feb 13, 2021
The doctor was very professional and answered questions and was very up front on getting well
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Feb 12, 2021
Very professional and knowledgeable and efficient.
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Feb 11, 2021
Excellent
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Feb 7, 2021
Very quick and friendly!
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Feb 6, 2021
Good experience. Will definitely return when needed.
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Feb 4, 2021
awesome
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