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About Dr. Birgit Rakel

Dr. Birgit Rakel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Rakel is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Rakel has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Birgit Rakel is Good. Dr. Birgit Rakel has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Birgit Rakel is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Myrna Brind Center For Integrative Medicine

925 Chestnut St Ste 120
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Specialties

Dr. Birgit Rakel has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Birgit Rakel has the following 9 expertise

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Weight Loss
  • Influenza
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Immunization

Dr. Birgit Rakel has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Birgit Rakel is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Unprofessional Conduct

If I could give a negative star review I would. I found Dr Rakel to be lacking in diagnostic skills and short sighted in her approach to treatment methodologies and clearly did not listen to her patients feedback. The so called integrated approach used in her office fuels this attitude as information shared with another doctor there in confidence (counseling session regarding patients past) made its way into a tirade from Dr Rakel when her frustration mounted. Unprofessional? I'd say a breach of doctor/patient confidentiality. Beware of this office, this practice and this doctor in particular. Steer well clear.

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One Star

SEEKSTO FIND ILLNESS CAUSES. SHE L ISTENS TO THE PATIENT. VERY THOROUGH IN HER TESTING.

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Dr. Birgit Rakel

This is the best doctorI have ever had in my life -- and I am 68! She is a homepath, she gives B venom injections, she has studied with Dr. Andrew Weil and gives intelligent infomation about alternative medicine. And she has a sense of humor as well as a wonderful, warm personality

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Five Stars

Dr. Rakel is a wonderful physician. She's thorough, caring, sensitive, and compassionate. I appreciate her knowledge about integrative medicine and how she artfully melds it with allopathic medicine as needed.

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One Star
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rakel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Underwood Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Birgit Rakel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO

Locations & Directions

Myrna Brind Center For Integrative Medicine, 925 Chestnut St Ste 120, Philadelphia, PA

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