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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.
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Cigna
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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
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 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(32)
Overall: 4.761
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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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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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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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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 19, 2018
She answers any questions asked, and is happen to explain what\'s going on or any findings.
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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 14, 2018
no all was good
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Feb 23, 2018
The doctor my showed concern and support. I like her.
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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 14, 2018
Very professional, friendly & caring.
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