About Dr. Baha M Arafah MD

Dr. Baha M Arafah, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cleveland, OH. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He speaks English.

Dr. Arafah has received 7 awards.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Baha M Arafah is Great. Dr. Baha M Arafah has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Baha M Arafah is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions UH CLEVELAND MEDICAL CENTER
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Specialties

Dr. Baha M Arafah has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Baha M Arafah has the following 18 expertise

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Gland Issues
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acromegaly
  • Addison Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hormones
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypophysectomy (Pituitary Gland Removal)
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Endocrinology
  • Cushing Disease
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Fatigue

Board Certifications

Dr. Baha M Arafah is Board Certified in 2 specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Horrendous! Misdiagnosis and No Follow Through

Bedside manor is non-existent. Pompous and arrogant know-it-all who provided me with a completely wrong diagnosis; while delivering it as if God himself proclaimed it. Wasted one-year and a lot of money trying cure my ailment. My condition seriously worsened. Had blood test run which confirmed my condition, and he refused to accept his original diagnosis was incorrect. Actually, blood test were run twice..... he was still in denial and then refused to treat me as a patient. He is upset that I, and other practitioners, questioned his opinion. He is a closed minded, disconnected (supposedly) health care practitioner who does not listen to his patients (or anyone) and will refuse future treatment if you disagree/challenge him. Do NOT waste your time with him. Were in Cleveland their numerous more qualified healthcare providers (not only at UH) but also Cleveland Clinic, and Metro. Don't settle for negative care. You should expect, and deserve, better.

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Dr Arafah is an arrogant doctor

I went to Dr. Arafah for one reason, only for it to be turned into something completely different. I had a number of tests done only to receive a call that some of the medication I was on would give false results and the tests would need to be repeated. He changed my blood pressure medicine at that point. After having done that and him finding what he felt is the problem he upped my diuretic. When I asked about the ORIGINAL problem he said that he is not sure, and he was not willing to do further testing. However he wanted me to take yet another medication which I told him made my heart palpitations worsen. He basically did not believe this could happen. He prescribed, I tried it, 2 days in my heart was going crazy. I sent a message to him of how unhappy I was about the treatment I received, and another telling him I was experiencing heart palpitations worse than I already had been. He didn't call until the next day after I called his office and left another message with the office staff. He then left a voice mail that I can stop the medication and that I apparently didn't understand what he was telling me and that I needed to find a new doctor. Amazing. What doctors fail to realize is that they essentially work for you. It is your health, you have every right to question things, especially when things get overlooked. I do not recommend him to anyone.

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Exceptionally skilled Molecular and Endocrinologist

I have been seeing Dr. Arafah for 5 years due to craniopharyngioma and Rathkes cleft cyst. I truly am blessed to be in his care. During this time, he has provided education, specialized skill and empathy as a patient and has had my quality of life as a priority through it all. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking specialized endocrine needs.

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Pituatary tumor-1984 Carol Oglesby

I adore and respect Dr. Arafah. He was an excellent Dr. for me and my sister Laura Oglesby at the time of our surgery. He was comforting and had a since of humor. I have Caresource and need to be referred to a Primary care doctor. If any one knows a good one, I trust him. I would like to see Dr. Arafah for a follow up because he is the best there is.

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Five Stars

Calm demeanor.

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10 minutes
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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • American University Of Beirut

    Graduated in 1976

  • Umass Memorial Healthcare

    Residency

  • Dr. Baha M Arafah Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

UH CLEVELAND MEDICAL CENTER, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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