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

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Psychiatric Services
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Ocd)
  • Treatment Resistant Depression

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
Alignment 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 

367 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 25, 2022

5.0

Always available and helpful

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I find Dr. Ziffra to be a wonderful person as well as doctor

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Your nice as well as caring person

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March 14, 2022

5.0

There’s a reason he books up so fast!

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, intelligent, great listener. Genuinely wants to improve my quality of life.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ziffra made me feel like he genuinely cares about getting me to feeling normal and on the right medications to get me there. He also listens about my life problems dealing with mental health and not just medication talk.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is a good listener and is very thorough in my visits. The decisions about my care feel collaborative and I trust him with my care in an emergency.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Ziffra is the best. Very matter of fact, not judgmental, and communicative.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Professional, polite, mild mannered so easy to talk to, the doctor doesn’t scare me. Thank you for helping me.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Compassionate, knowledgeable, great listener

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I am confident that any person I recommended would also get great care.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and supportive

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Always listens, compassionate, very knowledgeable

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He's an excellent doctor.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

He is awesome & listens to ensure the best care for you

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Great listener and problem solver

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is the best! He knows what I need.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Great listener, allows me to participate in decisions

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December 26, 2021

5.0

He's very thorough and has helped me a lot in these last few years.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Compassionate, intelligent, good listener

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is professional and friendly.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Feel respected, heard and well cared for as well as included in health decisions.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He is kind and a good listener

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December 04, 2021

5.0

He is very good at his job

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Out of all my physicians I trust Dr. Ziffra the most. He is a brilliant clinician.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Good listener, compassionate, dedicated.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

He listens and works with me to improve my quality of life.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent psychiatrist and an attentive listener.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Polite, intelligent, empathetic

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Listens to my concerns

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is very thorough and very compassionate and caring

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Ziffra is an excellent doctor.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is a phenomenal doctor. He listens and he understands. He doesn’t forget ANYTHING. The man when it comes to Psychiatry!

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Michael S. Ziffra always calls me on time and during our conversation we discuss my mental well-being and the best medication treatment.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Listened to my concerns and had a good understanding on the issues I have been dealing with. Very polite interaction.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

He listens and lets me participate in treatment choices

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Trustworthy doctor.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

Personable, intelligent, caring, genuine.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Ziffra is excellent. He takes the time and is very helpful.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ziffra is very thorough and ensures that my needs are met as his patient aways.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

I very much so trust his knowledge, thought processes, and how he makes me feel involved in the decisions made.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Good listener, cautious and prudent strategist about treatment.

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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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