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About Dr. Sheila M Giffen

Dr. Sheila M Giffen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boise, ID. She has 20 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Giffen is affiliated with St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Dr. Giffen has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sheila M Giffen is Excellent. Dr. Sheila M Giffen has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sheila M Giffen is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

6533 W Emerald St
Boise, ID 83704
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Specialties

Dr. Sheila M Giffen has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sheila M Giffen has the following 9 expertise

  • Newborn Medicine (Neonatology)
  • Family Planning
  • Contraception
  • Women's Health
  • Immunization
  • Pediatrics
  • Influenza
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss

Dr. Sheila M Giffen has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Sheila M Giffen is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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She is my Primary, but she is leaving for at least a year starting 5/15

She is an amazing Dr. She is my PCP as well as my teenage Daughter's we are sad to see her go, but she may be back. It is going to be super hard to find a Dr to take her place.

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Five Stars

Dr.Giffen is compassionate and thorough. I wish she worked full-time. Her appointments are 3-4 weeks out. She is worth the wait if you can wait.

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very difficult office

I completed an intake form on line per their request and did not receive a call back. After 3 days, called for follow up to make an appointment. I was told she is not taking new patients, even though the website states that she is taking new patients. After 4 days, I have to start over looking for another doctor!!!

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She's amazing.

She's my Primary Provider. I love her. The only bad thing I can say about her is that sometimes she's booked out pretty far, but when I REALLY need to go in, she makes it happen. Like, I just had brain surgery. The day my appointment was scheduled for is a day that she isn't in the office. So the nurses talked to her and worked me in a month before her soonest open appointment because she needs to see me to check up on how I'm doing. If it wasn't for her persistence on finding the reasons for my symptoms we wouldn't have found the brain cysts that were lethal. I literally owe her my life. She is the best doctor I have ever met and I will probably never trust a doctor more than I trust her.

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Five Stars

myself and another family member go to Dr. Giffen. She always appears interested, caring, and in my case accurately diagnosed my problem and then referred me to a specialist for confirmation. So far she seems to be one of the best drs. I've ever been to.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Giffen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Family Practice Residency Of Idaho Inc

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sheila M Giffen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO

Locations & Directions

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, 6533 W Emerald St, Boise, ID
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