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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rifaat El-Mallakh is Good. Dr. El-Mallakh has been reviewed by 16 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 3.3
Courteous Staff 4.4
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.7
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD is board certified in Psychiatry.

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • AIDS Dementia Complex
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. El-Mallakh graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has 5 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bipolar Disorder
Patients' Choice Award (2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Louisville, KY
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Louisville Metro Area


Dr. El-Mallakh has 1 hospital affiliations:

  • University of Louisville Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery 

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Additional Information
Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh MD is a male Psychiatrist, has 28 years of experience and practices in Psychiatry.
Where does Dr. Rifaat S. El-Mallakh practice?
Dr. Rifaat El-Mallakh has 1 office location.
Dr. Rifaat El-Mallakh practices Psychiatry near Louisville, KY.
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