Michael S. Ziffra, MD

Michael S. Ziffra, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Psychiatry

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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 

108 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

111 Reviews

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

Thorough; asks a lot of questions

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Helpful, efficient

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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 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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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

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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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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October 14, 2020

5.0

He always listens and treats me like a real human being

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Get good help, compassion

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October 14, 2020

5.0

He's great.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Thorough and helpful.

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Competent

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October 11, 2020

4.0

Professionalism

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Ziffra is excellent

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September 26, 2020

5.0

First appointment with Dr. Ziffra went great. Looking forward to continuing care with him.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

The physicians are great. The system for getting an appointment scheduled is not user friendly and it has been an uphill battle to get appointments.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is very kind , compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I've seen the doctor for years now. He has been very responsive to my needs and concerns.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

The office staff especially are kind and efficient.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

He's excellent and kind.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I only know my doctor, but I imagine there are other great doctors on staff.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

All around great Provider. Understands without having to overly explain. He gets it's the first time which makes him even more efficient.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Efficiency of the practice.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

He is one of the best psychiatrists I have ever met.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is kind and patient. He listens and is not quick to offer solutions before he understands the problem"issue.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Expert advice and onetime performance

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September 15, 2020

5.0

I have had over nine Psychiatrist in the last 23 years and have compared with the level of care that of Dr. Michael S. ZIffra

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Michael S. Ziffra is an excellent Psychiatrist. Always is very thoughtful, professional, and pays attention to detail.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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September 08, 2020

5.0

He is thorough and kind and helpful

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September 08, 2020

5.0

I really like Dr Ziffra

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September 05, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra is very attentive and caring. He knows his medication very well.Truly an amazing doctor!

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Dr asks good questions to get you to open up. Really seems like he Cara about you. Quality doctors!

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Seems to be a good guy...

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September 01, 2020

5.0

Compassionate, empathetic and human...

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra was exceptional, I really couldn't have asked for a better psychiatrist. I am so grateful for him!

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is truly fantastic. Been working with him probably close to a year now. Been through the loss of my best friend, major personal health scare and a major job transition and I wasn't in a good place. Thanks to Dr. Z and his willingness to always make sure I'm taken care of I am truly in a good place and continuing to improve.

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Extremely reliable and helpful

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Professional and helpful

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra listens to me and allows me to fully participate in my care plan.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Top notch care

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August 21, 2020

5.0

He's really easy to talk to and understands my situation

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Great doctor

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Thorough, professional, friendly

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Professional, efficient, friendly care

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August 19, 2020

5.0

He is very kind and intelligent. I appreciate the way he approaches my treatment like we are working together.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Quality care and mychart is helpful

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Mike Ziffra has been very attentive, professional, responds quickly when I have questions or concerns.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

He listens. He uses his specialized expertise and his kindness as a human being to find the best solutions.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

I have the best doctor.

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August 10, 2020

4.0

I find Dr. Ziffra easy to talk to and he asks questions before making decisions/or reaching conclusions.

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August 08, 2020

5.0

He listens and allows me to shape my treatment plan with him

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August 08, 2020

5.0

Top notch care, dedicated doctors

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August 04, 2020

5.0

Nice, compassionate, understanding and helpful. Great at getting back to you for any questions or filling your medication. Never makes you feel judged or rushed.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

As I stated, he's a great Dr. I have been his patient for a lot of years. Over the years I have had some really hard things to happen in my life. He has always been supportive.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is a wonderful Dr. He's caring and very attentive to making sure that my mental state is not in any danger.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra has been patient and timely. I am very comfortable speaking with him.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

I have received excellent care.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

There is no better psychiatrist. Dr. Ziffra is a 10 out of 10 in every regard. I am thankful to have been his patient for all of these years. He has helped me tremendously to manage my anxiety.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

He is very caring and knowledgeable.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and caring.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Been with him for a long time. He is the best shrink i've had.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Been with Dr. Ziffra a long time and i'll follow him wherever he goes. Also very clear information.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Ziffra's for almost 10 years. Dr. Ziffra has been very reliable, consistent, accommodating, personable, and professional in our visits.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

I have been a patient at NM Psychiatry for years. The staff has always been extremely accommodating, and the mychart platform is user friendly.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra is excellent

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July 13, 2020

5.0

He is gifted. Knows pharmacology and does more than simply dispense meds. He takes the whole person into account - something psychiatrists rarely do.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is an amazing psychiatrist. Would follow him anywhere!

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July 12, 2020

5.0

He is very thorough and patient. He helps me get to the root of the matter.

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July 10, 2020

2.0

He's smart but he doesnt keep good notes.

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Very easy people to talk to.

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July 06, 2020

5.0

He knows what he's doing. He's supportive.

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra lets me have input into my care and helps me make informed decisions

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Personalized care

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July 02, 2020

5.0

Professional and spent time needed with me. Answered all my questions.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra has helped me make very positive changes to my life. He is exceptional.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

The staff is very helpful and personable.

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June 26, 2020

4.0

Dr Ziffra is a good listener and always includes me in the decision making process. He is a very good clinician and returns my calls in a timely manner. I trust his judgement.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Kind.Understanding.Open-minded.Professional

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor was extremely professional..He asked open-ended questions and was really concerned in regards to how I'm doing..I felt very comfortable in responding to him.

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June 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zimbra is very caring.

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June 20, 2020

5.0

Knowledge staff. Caring.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

He was gracious and empathetic. He was also very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable with him.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Dr. Zifgra was very helpful and easy to talk to.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr Ziffra is just the best. Patient, calming, understanding, talks in a way to help u feel better even if it's just for the moment. Feels like he really gets what you are going through. I can't say enough good things about him. I'm so lucky and grateful he's my dr.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Very nice, understanding & helpful.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

He listens and cares

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June 16, 2020

5.0

I like my dr

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June 16, 2020

4.0

Good interaction. Good eye contact.

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June 16, 2020

4.0

Sound professionals with good feedback.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

since 2007, Dr. Ziffra's incomparable help, counsel, wisdom, patience, empathy, and dedication.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

For just over 13 years, I have received caring, compassionate, and generous care there.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is an excellent doctor who listens and understands my mental and emotional needs. I truly believe he has my best interest and knows me.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Z listens and always fully explains my options. He gives me input into my care. We both own it.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Top notch care, doctors want what's best for me and I feel cared for and about.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

I've only had 2 phone call appointments with him but he listen and was able to make me plan to help. He is easy to talk to and explains everything well

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June 09, 2020

5.0

It took me 4 months to get an appointment way too long. But the doctor is good

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June 08, 2020

5.0

I did not feel rushed and he listened. Feel as if we have a solution

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Helpful

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