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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.
Aetna
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Railroad Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred EPO Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | RightCare STAR Medicaid Network | SeniorCare (Cost) Network | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
Superior Health
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 Oct 22, 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 - Head and Neck Surgery
Reviews(41)
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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
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Nov 13, 2018
was very helpful
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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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Sep 14, 2018
I relate to Dr. Arffa well and find her very knowledgeable. She listens to my concerns and answers my questions. I like her very much!
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Sep 11, 2018
Dr. Arffa was extremely courteous and professional. She performed the biopsy flawlessly as I felt absolutely no discomfort through the examination process. She wasted no time in getting back to be with the biopsy results and immediately recommended further testing which I am scheduled to undergo. From the receptionist to the schedulers to the technical assistants to Dr. Arffa, Scott and White in my opinion is running at peak efficiency. I am extremely impressed and happy with the service I have received thus far.
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Sep 10, 2018
Very nice and gentle
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Sep 4, 2018
She explained what symptoms to watch for with a recurrence of a previous cancer
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Sep 3, 2018
Dr. Arffa is a "pro" in the field of throat, speaking, singing, and keeping me alive! This was a follow-up that proved she is very good and I am improving and getting better.
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Aug 28, 2018
great provider
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Aug 28, 2018
Dr Arffa is great!
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Aug 28, 2018
after exam and procedure she made sure I understood what to do and even printed out an information sheet for me to read and refer to. she sent in my RX to pharmacy and it was waiting on me when I got there thus getting me home and using my meds in a reasonable amount of time.
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Aug 15, 2018
I was referred to this practice by the VA. I wish that there was a way for meds prescribed by this physician to be sent to the VA pharmacy to be filled.
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Aug 15, 2018
Very sweet and listened to all my questions and gave clear answers.
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Aug 14, 2018
She made me feel that I was crazy for being there and that is just have allergies and she loaded me up with medication. I later found out that she put on my chart that she inspected my nasal cavity with a camera and that did not happen. She was not concerned enough to do that.
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Aug 14, 2018
very professional and caring. my visit was very helpful. Would definitely recommend DR. Arffa!
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