About Dr. James D Rifenbery MD

Dr. James D Rifenbery, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Rifenbery has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James D Rifenbery is Great. Dr. James D Rifenbery has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James D Rifenbery is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions CENTER FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE
1802 Yakima Ave Ste 202
Tacoma, WA 98405

Specialties

Dr. James D Rifenbery has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James D Rifenbery has the following 8 expertise

  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Liver Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Gastroparesis

Reviews

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Outstanding Services- Minimal Invasive Surgery

In 2005, I was always feeling sick to my tummy, weak, and fatigued. Little did I know that I was experiencing "Hiatal Hernia" and "Gall Bladder" issues. I was referred to Dr. James Rifenberry by my previous Primary Doctor, Dr. John Fuchs. At first, I was a little skeptical, but as I visited Dr. Rifenberry's office from time to time, I felt like I had found me the "Best" outstanding GI surgery Doctor in the North West. If it wasn't for his time, understanding, follow up tests, and diagnosis, I would not be alive today. My recent new GI doctors are still unable to figure out what to do about my symptoms, due to a different insurance, I was not able to go back to my wonderful amazing miracle hands and outstanding Doctor, Dr. James Rifenberry. I am praying each and every day to hopefully one day, I would be able to get the same insurance that he accepts nowadays. Thank you, Dr. Rifenberry for allowing me to live another 10 years through the grace of our good Lord! Amen...

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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drill sgt

He was bossy made me cry well never go back never tell a friend to go to him

Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Respect

Dr. Rifenbery has myself and my husbands complete respect as he has been both of our surgeon. Sadly my surgery was unsuccessful, not on his part but mine and the way that my anatomy was made. But, I would still recommend him any day and would trust his opinion and skill anytime.

Wait time
5.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2018)

    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.

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Ucsf Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. James D Rifenbery Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
    • Premera NW PHYS Network: Personal Care
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. James D Rifenbery

Dr. Rifenbery does NOT do bariatric surgery.

Locations & Directions

CENTER FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE, 1802 Yakima Ave Ste 202, Tacoma, WA
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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