George L. Schiffman, MD

4.7 out of 5
Specialty
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
Address
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Primary Office

Address
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Phone
(949) 364-3330
Fax
(949) 364-2886

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Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
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    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Sleep Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Rush University- Rush Medical College
    • Internship
      University of California- Irvine Medical Center- Irvine, CA
    • Residency
      University of California- Irvine Medical Center- Irvine, CA
    • Fellowship
      Veterans Administration Medical Center- Long Beach, CA - 1987
    Areas of Interest

    Pulmonary Disease

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Schiffman, originally from New York, graduated from Hobart College in 1976 with High Honors. Moving west to Chicago, initially to attend instrument building school, he attended Rush Medical College where he attained his Medical Doctorate degree. He was elected to the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. His Internal Medicine residency at University Of California, Irvine was completed in 1985. His Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowhip was completed in 1987 at the UCI/VA Long Beach. He has been affiliated with Mission Internal Medicine since 1987.

    He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He was instrumental in the formation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program (PREP) at Mission Hospital and has been the medical director since its inception. This program has been recognized by experts in the field as one of the best available for the management of chronic lung disease. He has played an active role in the Critical Care Director at Mission Hospital. Recently, he initiated the state of the art program of hypothermia after cardiac arrest to the Orange county community, a method a preserving neurologic function after this cardiac insult. In 2009, he was named to Orange Coast Magazine’s “Top Doctor” Award, the only adult pulmonary, critical care doctor to receive this recognition in that year.

    His interests include asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilition, critical care, and sleep medicine. He lives with his wife in Laguna Beach. In his spare time, enjoys spending time with family, playing guitar, exercise, and most notably, guitar building.

    Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Pulmonary, 1988
    American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty Critical Care, Certified, November 1989
    American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty Critical Care, recertified, November 1999, and 2009
    American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified 1986
    American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Certified 2010
    National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, July 1983
    Board of Medical Quality Assurance, State o
    Areas of Expertise
    Critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation
  • 8-Oct-2017
    Absolutely would recommend *Dr. Schiffman and my legal fiduciary agrees!
    31-Jul-2017
    I really like receiving a print out summary of the visit, any Rx's, and suggestions for follow up. Very professional.
    27-Jul-2017
    Extremely caring!
    25-Jul-2017
    Very satisfying.
    5-Jul-2017
    As I said, I was upset during this visit. *Dr. Schiffman responded to that and was very reassuring and made a lot of effort to help me understand a new condition - I am grateful for his kindness and the time he spent with me!
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