Referring Providers

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 MedicineConsult-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, please email Dr. Griffies’ administrative coordinator, Samantha Joyner, at [email protected] or leave a message at 919-876-3130 x 180.  We will then arrange a short phone screening with Dr. Griffies to be sure of a good fit for the clinic".  

Partial List of Specialties

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Somatoform 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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