Michael S. Ziffra, MD

Michael S. Ziffra, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Psychiatry

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Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

280 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 20, 2021

5.0

He is extremely helpful and really listens to your needs

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Cause he's a great doctor

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is a excellent Doctor

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He is very bright and he is comfortable to discuss the important issues. He is easy to talk to

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He is efficient, but takes time to listen when I have more to say. Makes the patient feel comfortable sharing feelings, non-judgmental.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra has been helping me for close to a decade. I trust him, and I feel fortunate for his expertise.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE AND HELPFUL

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July 13, 2021

5.0

A very good and dedicated Psychiatrist.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He's very generous, treats people like people

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Caring - understanding - smart.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

He is professional, responsive and kind

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra takes the time to listen to my needs. He gives me autonomy in making care decisions.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

He is very professional and thorough.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He's been my doctor for almost 10 years and never had any issues. He's been absolutely wonderful.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Spends time and asks questions

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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June 18, 2021

5.0

AMAZING, COMPASSIONATE, EXTREMELY HELPFUL

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June 08, 2021

5.0

He's a good psychiatrist. He listens, make suggestions, and is knowledgeable.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

His insight and knowledge make me feel better. Talking to him and having an analytical and empathetic responses is why I like meeting with him

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He's good at his job

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Ziffra treats the whole person. I feel heard during appointments and I always feel he takes my concerns seriously. Dr Ziffra always gives me options for care and treatment, which helps me feel hopeful.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Ziffra listens and allows me to be an active partner in my care

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He explains everything great.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is thoughtful, kind, and does his best to offer me support, guidance, and good management of medications.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Z is personable and easy to talk to. He was attentive to my needs and we discussed a wide range of topics in a short period of time.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Goes over everything and provides details on why and how he came up with my treatment plan. I never feel like I'm in a world of the unknown. He explains things in simple terms & make sure you understand

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Professional, doesn't judge me, great listener, easy to talk with Dr Ziffra, includes me on the next step of care.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

He is very understanding and still to the point in any issues.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is an exceptional psychiatrist, and I am very grateful for his continued help over the past several years.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

He's the best

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is friendly, professional and thorough.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, patient, and very nice.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is among the best there is in his field. And he's a great person.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He listens and lets me have input into my treatment decisions

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May 06, 2021

5.0

I've been with Dr. Ziffra for over 15 years and although he is busy, he finds time for me and is very good at his job.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and listens to my concerns about meds.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Always on time, and follow-up visits are complete with questions about well-being based on things talked about in previous visits.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

He is thoughtful and listens very well.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

My Doctor always listens and asks if I need anything else. He's always going above and beyond to help me.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Ziffra spends time and is dedicated to helping find a solution to my issues.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

It has been my experience that Dr ziffra really listens and hears me! We are then able to come up with a plan together, whether it is to change any meds or conquer another area with his suggestions to help have a more enjoyable life.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He is a fine doctor. Thorough. Helpful.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

I've been seeing Dr. Ziffra for almost a decade and he has been great!

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April 13, 2021

5.0

I would never find a better dr anywhere

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April 11, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ziffra cares for and about his patients. He has helped me to understand my issues and better cope both in the short and long term. He has patiently worked with me on prescriptions and dosages and I am know more able to cope with stress and my sleep has improved dramatically.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Very professional and thorough.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra has a very good understanding of my situation. He is very thorough during his follow ups and makes important suggestions and recommendations.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Presents options for care, discusses pros & cons, then allows the patient to make the decision.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

He treats you like a regular person not just a patient it means a lot

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He listens, takes time to understand my unique needs

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February 21, 2021

5.0

He monitors the patient closely while taking medication.

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February 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is amazing. I've been a patient of his for 8 years.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is very patient and understanding of every aspect of my medical care.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

He is friendly, professional and thorough.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Can't say how compassionate he is

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February 05, 2021

5.0

He listens, asks questions and is always available btw appointments if you need to contact him.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He listens and genuinely cares about my progress

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January 30, 2021

5.0

He's been extremely helpful. He's an expert. He is calm.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is extremely helpful

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Very happy with the service.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Thoroughness, professionalism, concern.

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January 06, 2021

5.0

He cares and listens

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January 04, 2021

5.0

He's clear and supportive, and a good listener who answers questions and offers good ideas.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Good care, respect for patient intelligence.

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December 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Z has been my doctor for a few years now. Since I began seeing him I have started to feel like myself again. Dr. Z is very responsive to any questions/concerns very promptly and has shown on multiple occasions that he has a genuine desire to help me. It feels like I am his only patient, even though I know I am not.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

His attention to my situation is outstanding.

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is friendly, professional and effective.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

Thorough care.

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December 12, 2020

5.0

He understands my concerns.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

If conversation gets to a point of mentioning DR. then of course.

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December 04, 2020

5.0

Always helpful and carefully checks my situation and medication. A good and careful thing listener

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is an extraordinarily skilled clinician. I have complete confidence in him.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra asks the right questions, in addition to the pro forma ones, and offers suggestions and recommendations along with the rationale behind them. You can tell he's listening and thinking about what he hears before responding.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

He listens and allows me to participate in my treatment planning

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Matter of fact, personable, understanding, and engaged. He is great at responding quickly.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Dr Zifra is a very competent psychiatrist who does a very good job of listening, asking about one's full well-being apart from medications (even during a short med-check appointment). He does not push or over promote medications and will listen to questions or suggestions. Also, I feel comfortable asking him questions that would make me worry about being judged if I asked another doctor. If it were still possible for psychiatrists to see a patient for an hour every week like they used to, I would love to get his counsel regularly.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

Great guy.

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is the only doctor who listens to me and involves me in my plan of care. I have had many problems with communicating with many other physicians or nurses at NMH and receiving care that even meets mediocre levels. As an RN, I have high standards and Dr Ziffra meets these each visit.

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November 18, 2020

5.0

Great treatment and access

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Ziffra is great treats you like a human being

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra is fantastic!

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November 10, 2020

5.0

He takes his time and listens. He is very attentive to my care.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is great

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Thorough; asks a lot of questions

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Helpful, efficient

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November 04, 2020

5.0

He takes the time to listen and treat me as a human being

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra has always been willing to answer my questions. He responds quickly to email and follows up reliably. He has always been very kind and encouraging to me - especially helpful when I was at a very difficult point and not feeling well. Even now his encouragement means a lot to me.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Good staff supportI like Dr. Ziffra

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November 04, 2020

4.0

He seems great but I've only had 2 appointments so far.

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November 04, 2020

4.0

I like the care received but the organization structure is hard to manage, especially with My Chart.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Ive been seeing Dr ziffra For several months. He has been a blessing to work with Very knowledgeable, professional, approachable and compassionate God bless him

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Very caring, great at communication, very understanding

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra is amazing.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is attentive, connects with you on a personal level, and gets to understand your mental state and needs.

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor. Good listener and I really felt he understood what I was experiencing.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

He is patient and he listens and offers advice and or helps me deal with my disorder!

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October 17, 2020

5.0

The doctors take the time to listen and offer words of comfort in dealing with my disorder.

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