Dr. George Schiffman, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 67

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. George Schiffman, MD

Mission Internal Medical Group Pulmonary Critical

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 205 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(949) 364-3330

Telehealth available

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Dr. Schiffman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(949) 364-3330

Dr. Schiffman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
Blue Shield of California
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Schiffman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schiffman

3.5

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
58.62068965517241%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
34.48275862068966%
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I would have given zero stars if that were an option. Without delving into the nightmare we experienced at the hands of Dr. Schiffman, I will say that when our son was at Mission Hospital in ICU with a severe traumatic brain injury, Dr. Schiffman demonstrated arrogance, lack of compassion, ignorance of our son's actual medical condition, and inattentiveness at the most sacred and critical time in a family's journey. If he had demonstrated medical competency to deal with the specific situation we were facing, I could forgive some of the aforementioned faults. That was not the case. He is the last physician I would ever want to see if my family was experiencing any kind of crisis.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa Espinoza – Aug 14, 2021
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My experience was excellent, and Dr. Schiffman’s care was extraordinary while caring for my son Paul at Mission Hospital: June 5, 6, & 7, 2019. I will be forever grateful for his kindness, diligence, and thoroughness.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judy Baldwin – Jul 23, 2020
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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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May 08, 2019
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He is thorough, anticipatory, looks at the big picture, and he has a great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dana Point, CA – Nov 24, 2016
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Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent diagnostics and treatment recommendations. Great communication with other doctors involved in patient's care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mission Viejo, CA – Nov 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanette in Mission Viejo, CA – Nov 10, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Carole B in Mission Viejo, CA – Nov 10, 2016
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Great doctor. Takes time and answers all questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jo braund in san juan capistrano, ca – Nov 08, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jack Powers in Laguna Beach, CA – Nov 01, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jim B in Laguna Hills, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr. Schiffman is concerned about your total health not just for the reason you are seeing him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Norman Foster in San Clemente, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Laguna Niguel – Dec 16, 2015
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Biography

Dr. George Schiffman, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. George Schiffman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schiffman frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, and Sleep Apnea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schiffman treats.

Where is Dr. George Schiffman, MD's office located?

Dr. Schiffman's office is located at 26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 205, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Schiffman speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mission Internal Medical Group Pulmonary Critical

Mission Internal Medical Group Pulmonary Critical26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 205 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)