Dr. George Schiffman, MD

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Critical Care Medicine | Male

Mission Heritage Medical Group 26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 315 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Get Directions
Dr. George Schiffman, MD
Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Schiffman is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo.

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Dr. Schiffman's Reviews

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based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Schiffman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Sleep Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Alkalosis
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bird Flu
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchiolitis
    • Bronchitis
    • Bronchospasm
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Cough
    • Emphysema
    • Empyema
    • 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
    • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
    • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumonia
    • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Insufficiency
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Swine Flu
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Valley Fever
    • Vascular Disease
    • Wheezing

    Education

    • Medical School
      Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      U Calif Irvine

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      U Calif Irvine

      Completed in 1985

    • Fellowship Hospital
      U Calif Irvine/Long Beach V

      Completed in 1987

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Sleep Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Respiratory Management
    • Thoracentesis