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About Scott Griffies, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Griffies’ main academic and clinical interest has been in understanding how mind, brain and body interactions can result in problematic physical and somatic symptoms. His work has combined inpatient consult-liaison and outpatient psychiatry within a teaching and clinical research environment. 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 attendant for residents in the Duke Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. Prior to that he was a faculty member at Louisiana State University’s Department of Psychiatry and Residency Director and was Medical Director of the New Orleans Center for Mind-Body Health.

He joins MindPath as the Medical Director, 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. While at MindPath, he will also be developing the continuing educational programs and interdisciplinary, collaborative models of care between therapists, psychiatrists and Advance Practice Professionals (APPs).

For appointments, call 1-877-876-3783 and ask for an appointment with Dr. Griffies and/or MindPath Mind-Brain-Body Center (MBBC).

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pain Disorder

Education & Certifications

– Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University s School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
– Board-certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine/Consult-Liaison Psychiatry and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
– Certified in Psychoanalysis from the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute

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Reviews

CE

May 27, 2021

Dr. Griffies is a fantastic, patient, and amazing Psychiatrist I highly recommend him and feel so thankful I have him as my psychiatrist! Dr. Griffies is the best Psychiatrist!

CS

May 26, 2021

He is amazing. Patient and compassionate. He actually listens.

IS

May 18, 2021

I have recommended MindPath to everyone and anyone who is looking to seek help with mental, emotional, physical, and psychological stress or help. I was fortunate enough to have a GP who specifically recommended Dr. Griffies and I couldn't be more grateful for a team of medical professionals that have put me in this practice and under his care.

LF

April 30, 2021

Patient, kind and perceptive.

CE

April 29, 2021

Dr. Griffies is very smart, kind, extra patient, and a wonderful psychiatrist.

CS

April 28, 2021

My experience has been incredible. Dr. Griffies is an amazing psychiatrist. He listens and explains thoroughly. He is invested in my welfare. I m grateful for him.

CS

April 7, 2021

Dr. Griffies is patient and listens intently. He explains everything so you understand what s happening. He is the only doctor who has had me on a good medication regimen. He cares. He s the best psychiatrist I ve had and I ve had many

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.