Dr. George Schiffman, MD

Dr. George Schiffman, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 315

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 364-6000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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more than 98% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 95% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing


Read More


  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • U Calif Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • U Calif Irvine/Long Beach V
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schiffman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schiffman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schiffman to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Schiffman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Dana Point, CA |
He is thorough, anticipatory, looks at the big picture, and he has a great bedside manner.
Mission Viejo, CA |
Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent diagnostics and treatment recommendations. Great communication with other doctors involved in patient's care.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
I have been a patient with Dr. Schiffman for 25 years. Dr. Schiffman has been a tremendous asset to me over the years as I have maneuvered through many asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia issues. He has always been invested in getting me healthy and has talked me through the education of my health issues and helped me understand the causes and affects, which has limited my episodes. He is a very kind man and always been generous with his time.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Schiffman. He has been treating me for the past two years after I had a spot show up on my lung on my chest x-ray and follow-up scans. I am so grateful to Dr. Schiffman....he could not be any more approachable, knowledgeable and quick to order necessary tests and treatments. I felt very comfortable with him from the first time I met him in his office. I would absolutely refer him to any of my friends or family!
in san juan capistrano, ca |
Great doctor. Takes time and answers all questions.
in Laguna Beach, CA |
Dr. Schiffman has been my pulmonologist for the past six years. My level of care is excellent. My asthma is well controlled and have not needed to use a rescue inhaler for years. Dr. Schiffman closely monitors my sleep apnea insuring that the apnea effects have been minimized. He takes the time to intently listen to all my questions and concerns answering all my issues completely. I have recommended Dr. Schiffman to several of my friends and they are equally pleased.
in Laguna Hills, CA |
Approximately seven years ago, I was enthusiastically referred to Dr. Schiffman for the possible treatment of Sleep Apnea. I had previously met with two other physicians. His easy to comprehend review of my diagnosis, treatment options, plus the goods-and-bads was outstanding. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and a year later with Degenerative Disc Disease, plus two other chronic conditions. He has been so informative and empathetic during my appointments with him.
in San Clemente, CA |
Dr. Schiffman is concerned about your total health not just for the reason you are seeing him.
Laguna Niguel |
While he's probably competent in his field, I find him quite arrogant, full of himself and rude. He is a poor listener, jumps to conclusions, does not pay attention to details (i.e. when writing orders for tests), he drives his own agenda. He is always in a hurry, not present for the appointments and is difficult to schedule appointments with. I also feel that he orders unnecessary tests for conditions which are not present, based on his own bias.
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Dr. Schiffman accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schiffman has admitting privileges

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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