Joseph B. Griffin, MD

★★★☆☆
  • 865 Aerovista Place Suite 120

    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • 805-543-5908

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If I had to generalize my experience with Dr. Griffin it would be simply that he did not listen to me or he simply did not believe I had the symptoms I came to him with. He didn't trust me. Why, I still cant figure out; maybe because my injury was related to a car accident or maybe because I was young (22 healthy athletic female). I came to Griffin with excruciating hip pain, bad to the point that I couldn't roll over in bed and which gave me a permanent limp. I knew something was very wrong but after Griffin ruled out Sciatica he was simply convinced that I was just experiencing soreness due to school-related stress and/or possibly depression (?!). I told him I was depressed because I was in so much pain, it wasn't the other way around. I pleaded with him for an MRI or better, an MR-arthrogram. Dr. Griffin blatantly told me "I'm not going to waste any more of your parents' money on imaging, you've already had an MRI of your back I'm not doing any more." Dr. Griffin would not follow up with me personally and gave me prescription after prescription of physical therapy to no avail.

At 22 years old, in the middle of my college education I had to succumb to the idea that I might have to deal with the pain permanently.

I eventually transplanted myself to Portland, Oregon's OHSU and saw a wonderful doctor that listened to me, didn't not pigeonhole me with depression, ordered my MRI-arthrogram and diagnosed me with my 3 hip injuries all in just 3 mos. I was diagnosed with a complex torn labrum (so bad I was billed %150 for the extended surgery), hip dysplasia and impingement syndrome. My new Dr at OHSU told me straight up; that if Dr. Griffin would have respected my wishes for an MR arthrogram, the torn labrum would've been diagnosed years earlier and I would have been spared several additional secondary injuries to the torn labrum. My medical mantra today: if your gut is telling you that your doctor doesn't trust you, find a new doctor.

Basically, this guy's a jerk. One day when I'm back in San Luis I feel like I should confront him personally, get it off my chest and more importantly find out why he couldn't trust what his patient was telling him. I don't think he believed anything I told him. I spent many nights sobbing in bed in excruciating pain; it's hard to forget nights like that even 6 years later.

Anyone have questions, email me: a_lewind@yahoo.com

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If I had to generalize my experience with Dr. Griffin it would be simply that he did not listen to me or he simply did not believe I had the symptoms I came to him with. He didn't trust me. Why, I still cant figure out; maybe because my injury was related to a car accident or maybe because I was young (22 healthy athletic female). I came to Griffin with excruciating hip pain, bad to the point that I couldn't roll over in bed and which gave me a permanent limp. I knew something was very wrong but after Griffin ruled out Sciatica he was simply convinced that I was just experiencing soreness due to school-related stress and/or possibly depression (?!). I told him I was depressed because I was in so much pain, it wasn't the other way around. I pleaded with him for an MRI or better, an MR-arthrogram. Dr. Griffin blatantly told me "I'm not going to waste any more of your parents' money on imaging, you've already had an MRI of your back I'm not doing any more." Dr. Griffin would not follow up with me personally and gave me prescription after prescription of physical therapy to no avail.

At 22 years old, in the middle of my college education I had to succumb to the idea that I might have to deal with the pain permanently.

I eventually transplanted myself to Portland, Oregon's OHSU and saw a wonderful doctor that listened to me, didn't not pigeonhole me with depression, ordered my MRI-arthrogram and diagnosed me with my 3 hip injuries all in just 3 mos. I was diagnosed with a complex torn labrum (so bad I was billed %150 for the extended surgery), hip dysplasia and impingement syndrome. My new Dr at OHSU told me straight up; that if Dr. Griffin would have respected my wishes for an MR arthrogram, the torn labrum would've been diagnosed years earlier and I would have been spared several additional secondary injuries to the torn labrum. My medical mantra today: if your gut is telling you that your doctor doesn't trust you, find a new doctor.

Basically, this guy's a jerk. One day when I'm back in San Luis I feel like I should confront him personally, get it off my chest and more importantly find out why he couldn't trust what his patient was telling him. I don't think he believed anything I told him. I spent many nights sobbing in bed in excruciating pain; it's hard to forget nights like that even 6 years later.

Anyone have questions, email me: a_lewind@yahoo.com

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Dr. Griffin truly put my mind at ease while having a nerve conductor test done. I was very impressed. he was funny and friendly. I was so nervous and it actually went by fairly quickly and painlessly thanks to him!

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Dr. Griffin truly put my mind at ease while having a nerve conductor test done. I was very impressed. he was funny and friendly. I was so nervous and it actually went by fairly quickly and painlessly thanks to him!

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