Dr. George Shahinian, MD

Dr. George Shahinian, MD

Critical Care Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. George Shahinian, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Laguna Beach, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from St George's University in 1996 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.

31852 Coast Hwy Ste 201

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Contact Information

(949) 715-0505

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Shahinian

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Shahinian's Experience

Dr. Shahinian'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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shahinian "The SPA team specializes in diagnosing and treating pulmonary diseases and conditions, such as those listed below. Our goal is to not only treat the current diagnosis, but also prevent future complications."

3  Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

4  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*

115  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cough Headache
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deficiency of Pulmonary Surfactant Protein B
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genetic Predisposition to Asthma
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Anthrax
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum
  • Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Pulmonary Branches Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Cystic Lymphangiectasis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism Lung Transplant Rejection
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis - Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia Familial Primary
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Mucormycosis
  • Pulmonary Mycoses
  • Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Pulmonary Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Agenesis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veins Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Pulmonary Zygomycosis
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Sex
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Unilateral Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing


Read Less

10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Paracentesis
  • 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.


  • University Of Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • San Jaoquin Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • San Joaquin General Hospital-Chief Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hershey Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief of Medicine, 01/01/2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shahinian does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shahinian and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shahinian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shahinian to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shahinian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I saw Dr Shahinian when I was pregnant & had chest infection. After testing & telling me I needed antibiotics, he took advantage of me being pregnant by telling me I needed (unnecessary) tests done or would be putting my baby's life at risk. He would not let me leave his office until they were...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
What can I say Dr. Shahinian saved my life beginning in the ER at Mission and then through the next six months. He is a wonderful caring doctor.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
This doctor doesn't put himself out or make extra effort. He doesn't think outside the box. Look elsewhere for medical help.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr Shahinian is extremely kind and compassionate, but always professional. He is an expert in his field and I know I am receiving quality care whenever I am in his care. He has a friendly and highly trained staff. He needs to clone "Dory" his office manager, so she can be in both offices at once!...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Not sure where to begin on how much I love this office! Staff are some of my favorite people, they are so kind and go above and beyond, always. And Dr. Shahinian, wow! he is absolutely incredible. So patient, kind, thorough and always gives me his undivided attention, which is saying a lot for...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Shahinian?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine