Scott Griffies got his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine/Consult-Liaison Psychiatry and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to joining MindPath, Dr. Griffies was 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 a supervising attending for residents in the Duke Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. He relocated from New Orleans to Raleigh in 2015; he’d been a faculty member at LSU Department of Psychiatry and Residency Director and 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. He has worked in combining inpatient consult-liaison and outpatient psychiatry within a teaching and clinical research environment. While at LSU and Duke, he won numerous teaching awards, including being selected by the Duke residents as the 2018 Honored Professor. One of the main reasons cited for this selection was his mind-brain approach to psychiatric care.
He joins MindPath as the Director of the Center for Mind-Brain-Body Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Education and Development. He treats ages 18 and up with a combination of medication, psychotherapy, group mind-brain-body skills and psychoeducation. He directs programs that specialize in neuropsychodynamic and stress-related physical disorders that include conditions such as somatic symptom disorders, functional neurologic symptom disorders and other somatic disorders such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel disorder, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue or other chronic neuro-inflammatory conditions. In addition, he treats mood, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorders with or without somatic conditions. He also sees patients with psychological aspects of medical and surgical conditions in areas such as oncology, rheumatology, endocrine, neurology, physical medicine, pain (non-opiate treatments) and others.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Adoption Concerns
- Pre-Surgery Evaluation
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Abuse
- Dissociative Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Pain Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety
- Terminal Illness/Surgery Concerns