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Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD
Otolaryngology
Accepts New Patients
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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 ƒ?? 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)
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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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
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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 HMO
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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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Aetna-US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Choice Plus
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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-Federal Select PPO
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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-CAC Plan
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Cigna-Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna-EPO
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Cigna-Flexcare
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Cigna-HMO
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Cigna-HMO Open Access
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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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Healthscope-DART ACO Flex Plus
Healthscope-DART ACO Flex
Humana-ChoiceCare
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Humana-ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana-Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana-Commercial PPO Plans
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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-Traditional Medicare
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Railroad Medicare-Railroad Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan-PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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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Scott & White Health Plan-RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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Superior-Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior-Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior-Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)-TMHP Medicaid
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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-AARP Medicare Complete
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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-CHIP
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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-Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth-Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Silver
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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-Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth-NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth-Options PPO
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UnitedHealth-PPO
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UnitedHealth-Secure Horizons
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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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UnitedHealth-STAR
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UnitedHealth-STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth-STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth-UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Rhinology, Sinus & Nasal Institute Of Florida (2016)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2015)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2011)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Pittsburgh (2010)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology (General Cert) - American Board of Otolaryngology
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page.However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews(42)
Overall: 4.6*
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Feb 19, 2019
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Feb 19, 2019
Very concerned and interested. Very pleased.
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Feb 7, 2019
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Feb 7, 2019
The Doctor seemed rather abrupt. I did feel that she was knowledgeable.
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Feb 7, 2019
I came in with a specific problem. Once she addressed it she went on an did an exam of other related areas going above and beyond what she needed to do.
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Feb 5, 2019
This doctor is very kind and gentle and knowledgeable knew exactly what I needed I would highly recommend this doctor
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Feb 1, 2019
very good
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Jan 24, 2019
I didn\'t realize my situation needed care immediately and was given an option of a specific date in December or another in January. I had a conflict with the December appointment so I took the January on. I later learned that this condition needed to be treated within 30 days but since I did not know this, I delayed. But the care has been very good and it may end up being that the timing wasn\'t as important as it sometimes is in these cases.
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Jan 22, 2019
She did all the talking and I had to say excuse me, to say I had concerns about my condition
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Jan 17, 2019
She is awesome, explains everything involved with my recovery.
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Jan 17, 2019
frost time I saw her and she was very care
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Jan 17, 2019
very professional, eased my concerns, assured me she will help get to the bottom of my issues and concerns.
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Jan 17, 2019
Follows problem to try to get best result
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Jan 15, 2019
Dr. Afra is always professional, knowledgeable and caring. I appreciate her to the fullest. She will always be a 10 in my book!
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Jan 15, 2019
She found my problem, explained and explained the treatment. I wish Ihad gone to her sooner!
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Jan 15, 2019
I thought and so did my husband that she, the E.N.T. was not friendly. I was sent to her in need of a biopsy from my mouth/lip so I denied the nasal spray for her routine exams. It appeared she was bothered by that and went on to explain why she ask patients to do this. I told her I was not there for a routine ENT checkup, but that if she felt I needed it then by all means I would do it.... the topic was then dropped and procedure was done. I am sorry, perhaps she just has a strong military personality that I am not use to seeing.
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Jan 14, 2019
Facility and employees are all above average!!!
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Jan 11, 2019
I was thankful that she seen me even though I had seen another provider and there were no appts available with him. I had the day off and I had passed a saliva stone - so I was given peace of mind by coming in and being assisted by her.
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Jan 10, 2019
very impressed
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Jan 9, 2019
Excellent, informative, through, and succinct.
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Jan 2, 2019
Very late and dismissive. We went into the office with the nurse, fairly fast and then waitied in the patient room, it seemed forever. The Dr acted as though she didn\'t want to be at the appointment, I should have left at once and gone elsewhere. The Dr told my son to read a bunch of printouts, which we could have done at home online. The Dr. never addressed me, so I could ask questions. it is my son, I do have concerns and I did pay for the appointment. I have other insurance than BSW, so it\'s a choice that we go there. The Dr should be given training on time management and patient care, I think she cut class on those days.
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Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Arffa was great with my son! with my son being 2, she was able to examine him without causing him any stress or frustration! I would recommend her to friends and family!
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Dec 29, 2018
she took her time with me and answered my questions. explained everything to where I could understand what the problem was
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Dec 28, 2018
Always thorough
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Dec 21, 2018
fine
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Dec 14, 2018
All the personnel at the clinic are very professional. I couldn\'t be more pleased with the care and attention received.
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Dec 9, 2018
Very knowledgable and communicates very well accommodating my hearing problem.
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Dec 6, 2018
Timely and polite service
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Dec 6, 2018
She was one of the best doctors I have ever visited. She was very frank (in a good way) because I had a lot of other opinions from other doctors and medications that were not necessary because I did not have an infection. She handled the issue right away.
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Dec 4, 2018
good experience
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Nov 27, 2018
Good experience, smart doc, great knowledge.
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Nov 27, 2018
Dr Arffa is outstanding.
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Nov 22, 2018
Our experience was ok. Left unsure if I want my child under this providers care.
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Nov 21, 2018
Friendly, knowledgeable, good at explaining issues and solutions, good sense of humor
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Nov 14, 2018
I\'m always impressed with the care & concern that the BS&W team provides.
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Nov 13, 2018
was very helpful
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Nov 13, 2018
great
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Nov 8, 2018
Dr. Aarfa is a skilled surgeon who acquainted me with the risks while giving me understandable information about both my risks as well as the foreseeable outcome.She is a very competent, confident professional who I trust and both my wife and I like her very much.
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Nov 7, 2018
Excellent service
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Nov 2, 2018
the doctor and nursing staff was excellent, however, the person that I spoke to in the phone a few days later to schedule another visit was rude and condescending. I sent the doctor a message on My Chart and misunderstood her wording on when she could seeme again, so called to set a time the next day. They lady on the phone was very condescending when reading back the doctors message, so that she could be sure to point out my error of understanding. Issues with your ear are very uncomfortable, so she should be a little bit more understanding when a patient is calling with concerns on thec healing. I was able to get in that day and see the Physicians Assistant, who was very kind, and in fact found that my condition had progressed. When a patient voices a concern with their own well being, it should not be left to the opinion of a secretary that books appointments to decide whether or not they should be seen. I got the care that I needed, but felt I had to really push for it, which I don\'t think should be the case for anyone experiencing discomfort and calling a doctor\'s office.
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Oct 28, 2018
stress free appointment
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Oct 24, 2018
excellent physician. helped me greatly.
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