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About Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh

Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. El-Mallakh has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh is Great. Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Christopher Michael Stewart MD

500 S Preston St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Specialties

Dr. Rifaat S El-Mallakh 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.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • AIDS Dementia Complex
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Cognition Disorders

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Reviews

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Best psychiatrist in the world!

Having had the worst psychiatrist in Louisville (Charles Bensenhaver...stay FAR away from him), I know that Dr. El-Mallakh is the best psychiatrist in Louisivlle. He spends time with you and listens, his bedside manner cannot be beat. You will find no one better with medications to balance the chemicals in your brain. He really knows his stuff!

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

25 years have now elapsed since my first psychiatric experience. It took an astonishing 18 years to get the correct BP diagnosis. I have been on a journey to find the right meds to live a reasonable life. Starting seeing Dr. El-Mallakh two months ago. He spent an incredible HOUR gathering information, giving me treatment options, information, reliable feedback. I am so grateful to his clinic. Yes, one will have to wait, sometimes hours. But that is a miniscule price to pay to get quality treatment and care.

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What a Blessing

Dr. El-Mallakh just cannot be topped. His knowledge of medications and the way it works in the brain is beyond compare. He is one of the kindest doctors I have ever met (and I have numerous health problems besides bipolar disorder) and spends time with you and does not rush through your appointment. I highly recommed him as a psychiatrist!! p.s. the wait time can sometimes be long, but he is worth every minute of the time you spend in the waiting room.

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Five Stars

Best Psychiatrist I have ever known. Enormously empathetic, which is rare today.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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 (2012)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

Locations & Directions

Christopher Michael Stewart MD, 500 S Preston St, Louisville, KY
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