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About Dr. Arthur Rifkin

Dr. Arthur Rifkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Manhasset, NY. He has 57 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arthur Rifkin is Good. Dr. Arthur Rifkin has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arthur Rifkin is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Arthur Rifkin Md

585 Plandome Rd Ste 106
Manhasset, NY 11030
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Dr. Arthur Rifkin has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Arthur Rifkin has the following 15 expertise

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Retardation
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Mental Illness

Dr. Arthur Rifkin has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Arthur Rifkin is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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please retire

Very old. Does not hear well and asks you to repeat everything. Prescribed 2 meds on first visit after 40 min session. Then told me if I didn't take them then I should see a therapist or social worker because he doesn't have to see me. Ignored my concerns (the reason for the visit) and prescribed med with side effect that I was already experiencing without medication. He was too feeble to make it to office in snow for 2nd visit ( he limped around) but prescribed a 3rd drug after 25 min phone session. Never went back. As a previous reviewer said "he throws drugs at everything". Not a compassionate doctor. Grumpy old guy who over-prescribes powerful meds. Thinks he knows it all and doesn't care about what he doesn't know. do NOT recommend.

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Depression lifted

Dr Rifkin saved my son's best friends life. He struggled his whoole life with dibilitating depression, and the ECT therapy he got from Dr Rifkin has made him a happy, new person. He is a joy and I am so grateful he helpped a young man who so deserved to be happy. My son's best friend for 22 yrs and best man at his wedding, they have a bond that helps them both and Dr. Rifkin made it stronger and better. Meds don't work for everyone, life shsould be enjoyed, don't let doctors drag years of your life away with meds that are not helping. If progress isn't felt after 2 yrs. change doctors. That may seem too long, but it does take time to find the right "coctail." Keep changing till you find one who can help. When 2 peiople are involved in a relationship they are both contributors to the outcome, drs. are responsible too. To pay for help and not get relief, like going to get brakes fixed and them not fising them and bring them back again to same place, paying each time. That is the definition of insanity, No?

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One Star

Sometimes he'd spend 15 minutes with me, other times two hours. He wasn't reliable and wanted to throw drugs at everything. On top of that, he never remembered my name or who I was when I made an appointment.

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  • Education

    57 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1961

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Arthur Rifkin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro

Locations & Directions

Arthur Rifkin Md, 585 Plandome Rd Ste 106, Manhasset, NY


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