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Rachel Elizabeth Arffa, MD
Otolaryngology
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

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.
Scott & White Health Plan
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Network - Group | RightCare STAR Medicaid Network | SeniorCare (Cost) Network | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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 Apr 9, 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(31)
Overall: 4.631
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Dec 13, 2017
The Dr. examined my sinus cavity and determined I could wait and see if improvement continued on medication she prescribed , before doing any surgery. So far that recommendation is working.
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Dec 15, 2017
Dr. Arffa was very thorough in explaining the surgical procecedure that I needed and answered all of my questions.
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Dec 20, 2017
very professional, friendly and caring
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Dec 20, 2017
Dr Araffa was very informative and provided an sensible plan for my condition.
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Dec 27, 2017
very professional and provided thorough answers for my questions.
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Dec 29, 2017
very nice and caring
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Dec 29, 2017
Didn\'t care for her verbal mannerisms. Needs to be warm and real. Get rid of her fake unfriendly way of speaking. Need to have someone else next time.
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Jan 3, 2018
Dr. Araffa was rude and unprofessional even argumentative. She did not offer me any comfort, no resolution. I left feeling more miserable then when I walked into her office.
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Jan 4, 2018
From check-in to walking out this appointment was timely, very efficient, and I was scheduled for surgery with a recent cancellation.
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Jan 4, 2018
Dr. Arffa and her nurse were excellent. They each provided the information and explanation that I needed.
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Jan 8, 2018
Very good at listening to problem. i did not feel rushed at all. Really made you feel a lot of confidence in her ability.
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Jan 12, 2018
I was very difficult with Dr. Arfa, but she was very calm and patient with me. I really appreciate that.
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Jan 15, 2018
She is very professional.
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Jan 17, 2018
I walked away somewhat disappointed. I had homes for the \'miracle\' cure - for something to bring back my voice. Instead I heard \'come back in six months and we\'ll see what has happened\'. That is probably the course, although I didn\'t that subjectively. Dr. Affra was okay - and maybe she needed some tough love with me. I will survive.
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Jan 19, 2018
very good bedside Manner and took the time to answer all the questions that I had
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Jan 26, 2018
this doctor is the most amazing doctor I\'ve ever been to in my life she helped me more than one visit then I\'ve been helped in two months from other doctors I think she is brilliant
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Jan 31, 2018
Dr Arffa is great!
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Feb 5, 2018
very helpful
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Feb 14, 2018
Very professional, friendly & caring.
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Feb 16, 2018
Dr. was very kind and thorough. she spent a lot of time answering questions.
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Feb 23, 2018
The doctor my showed concern and support. I like her.
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Mar 14, 2018
no all was good
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Mar 15, 2018
The provider was quick and informative, however I left with the feeling like I hadn\'t in fact accomplished much. this may have just been the nature of the visit.
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Mar 19, 2018
She answers any questions asked, and is happen to explain what\'s going on or any findings.
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Mar 28, 2018
Dr. Arffa answered all my questions, listened to my words carefully and answered my questions online after the procedure. She understood why I was nervous and sent me the results of the test as soon as she got them - - even when it was on a Sunday!! She is awesome!!
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Mar 29, 2018
she was very precise in the treatment of my condition and made sure I was doing everything needed for it to improve.
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Mar 29, 2018
Overall positive interaction.
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Mar 29, 2018
Dr. Arffa seemed very competent, but I did not get a warm fuzzy. That is not a requirement for a doctor, but is the reason for the lower marks.
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Apr 5, 2018
Dr. Arffa was indifferent to my ongoing suffering with ear pain. When the CT scan showed nothing out of the ordinary, she summarily dismissed my discomfort and acted basically like, "You don\'t have anything I can really treat, so oh well, you go on your merry way and maybe someone else can help you." She did suggest I see an oral surgeon in Temple as it might be TMJ or a specialist for acid reflux, which she said could cause a clogged feeling in the ear & nose area. However, it was with a curt and dismissive manner that she addressed me. I was not pleased with my treatment. Her office staff followed her lead and was curt and dismissive, too.
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Apr 11, 2018
explained everything in a way that could be understood
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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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