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Dr. George Schiffman, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Schiffman

Mission Heritage Medical Group

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 315 Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a pulmonologist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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  • Practices at top hospital . Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Schiffman accepts the following insurance:

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
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schiffman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bronchiectasis
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schiffman treats Bronchiectasis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schiffman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schiffman treats Asthma more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schiffman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schiffman treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schiffman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Schiffman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • 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
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Schiffman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schiffman

3.5

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
59.25925925925926%
(16)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(9)

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Very disappointing. I was kept waiting a long time in patient room. I asked him if he'd read the records I had brought in. He said no, it's too much work. Luckily I reprinted them and brought them in. He seemed irritated that he had to read them. Then complained that I hadn't done the report properly. He said I should have gone oldest to newest instead of newest to oldest. It went on like this. On the way out the staff agreed with me about the attitude and told me there are better doctors there.
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He is thorough, anticipatory, looks at the big picture, and he has a great bedside manner.
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Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent diagnostics and treatment recommendations. Great communication with other doctors involved in patient's care.
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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.
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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!
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Great doctor. Takes time and answers all questions.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Schiffman is concerned about your total health not just for the reason you are seeing him.
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a pulmonologist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Education

1987
U Calif Irvine/Long Beach V
Fellowship Hospital
1985
U Calif Irvine
Residency Hospital
1983
U Calif Irvine
Internship Hospital
1982
Rush Medical College
Medical School
1987
1985
1983
1982

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)