About Dr. Riffat S Ashai

Dr. Riffat S Ashai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, MD, with another office in Columbia, MD. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Riffat S Ashai is Great. Dr. Riffat S Ashai has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Riffat S Ashai is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


9520 Berger Rd Ste 203
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 290-6940

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7130 Minstrel Way Ste 212
Columbia, MD 21045

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Dr. Riffat S Ashai has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>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. Riffat S Ashai has the following 10 expertise

  • Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Clinical Depression


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Good Doctor - Bad Staff

She has a great bedside manner and seems to be very knowledgeable. It took a while to find the right doctor for me, I feel good about our relationship and I think she has a good understanding of what will work for me and is not just passing out meds. The staff seems very immature and insensitive to their work atmosphere.

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Accurate Diagnosis and Medication Assessment - Listens and takes into consideration patient experience

Been a patient for 8 years. Excellent with medication. Listens to my experience and preference about medication and answers my questions thoughtfully and completely. She is a listener, not a talker, which accounts for some patient's reviews that claim she is "cold." I have found she focuses on listening, and is very professional and thorough. Her medication decisions have been more accurate than any other psychiatrist I've had. My life is much more calm than before I worked with her. Highly recommend Dr. Ashai

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Second Time Wrong Meds, Went to hospital

Before I went to the hospital by 911, I couldn't reach her. She has put me on the wrong meds twice, which gave me a bad reaction. The last time I had to visit the hospital. I fired her from the hospital. My company needed sick bank paperwork from me and I had to pay for a form to say she was my doctor. She didn't send the form off or give me my money back. I would not have anyone I know or don't know use her. I don't feel confident in her skills after my hospital stay. And, not being able to get in touch with her, when I was in crisis, is unprofessional to her profession.

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  • Education

  • University Of Maryland Medical System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Riffat S Ashai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

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