DURHAM, N.C. – April 29, 2020 – MindPath Care Centers, North Carolina’s largest outpatient mental and behavioral healthcare provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Scott Griffies, M.D., Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA), to Medical Director. In his new role, Dr. Griffies will be responsible for all clinical practices and policies and will assume the Chairmanship of the Quality and Standards Boards (QSB). Dr. Griffies joined the team as Associate Medical Director and Director of Clinical Education and Development late last year and will continue to be responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality patient care through a new clinical education program that is currently in development, lead the recruitment efforts for hiring clinical providers, and evaluate new treatment options and medical innovations.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Griffies move into this leadership role while continuing to drive improvements in our ability to deliver the highest quality outpatient mental healthcare available in our markets ,” said Jeff Williams, CEO of MindPath Care Centers. “Dr. Griffies recent on-boarding has strengthened our commitment not only to education and training but to recruiting the best of the best to join our provider teams as the practice grows.”
“I’m excited about using my experience as a past psychiatry residency director and medical director of clinical academic programs to continue to develop quality clinical and operational infrastructure at MindPath,” said Dr. Griffies. “MindPath is an exceptionally unique private practice organization with a dedication to patient care, education, and clinical research. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of a vision that I share so passionately.”
Prior to joining MindPath Care Centers, Dr. Griffies was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine/Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Service at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was also a supervising attending for residents in the Duke Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Griffies is boarded in Otolaryngology-HNS, General Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and certified in psychoanalysis from the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute. In New Orleans, he was a faculty member at Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Residency Training Director and the Medical Director of the New Orleans Center for Mind-Body Health. His main academic and clinical interest has been in understanding how the mind, brain and body interact resulting in problematic physical and somatic symptoms known as functional neurological somatic disorders. Additionally, he has worked to combine inpatient consult-liaison and outpatient psychiatry in a teaching and clinical research environment.
Dr. Griffies was recognized as the 2018 Honored Professor by Duke residents. He has received honors from the LSU School of Medicine, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honorary Society, is a Diplomat in Psychosomatic Medicine, and a recipient of the Naval Health Profession Scholarship. He completed his medical school and psychiatry training at LSU in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About MindPath Care Centers
MindPath Care Centers at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare is committed to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive outpatient mindcare to help people navigate life’s challenges, whenever and wherever they need it. Our unique, collaborative care approach and integration of the latest treatments and technologies ensure our patients receive the continuum of care required for optimal outcomes. Our services are delivered at more than 20 locations and include medication management and individual therapy both in office and via telehealth, group therapy sessions and TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy. To help everyone seeking treatment, our 150+ providers participate in most major insurance plans. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit mindpathcare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/mindpathcare, Twitter: twitter.com/mindpathcare, Instagram: instagram.com/mindpathcare, and Snapchat.