Dr. Walter Griffith Jr, MD
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Dr. Walter Griffith Jr, MD

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Psychiatry | Male

5565 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St S Saint Petersburg, FL 33705 Get Directions

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Dr. Walter Griffith Jr, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Griffith Jr is affiliated with Saint Anthony's Hospital.

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based on 55 total surveys (17 with reviews)
Dr. Griffith Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (17)
in St Petersburg , FL |
Excellent Dr and friendly professional staff. I have a problem with too many "specialists" for various conditions prescribing conflicting opinions and medications. This lead to unnecessary side effects and ultimately depression. Dr. Griffith has helped me sort through this and keeps me on track.
in seminole, fl |
I love Dr. Griffith. He is a caring, compassionate doctor who truly cares about his patients. He has worked with me so I am getting better each and every day. Yes, you may have to wait when you get there for your appointment, and yes, the office phone is busy. If you give his great staff some time, they will take care of your needs.
St Petersburg, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Griffith for a few months and I love him! He is such a good Doctor, he listens to my needs and really try's to understand me. I almost always get in to see him within 10 minutes. I love his staff they always make me feel like family and they really have gone out of their way to make sure I was happy! I was seeing another Doctor for 2 years and I felt awful they tried changing my medicine and nothing worked, but within the first visits of Dr. Griffith I felt like myself.
Tampa, FL |
I am a current patient of Dr. Griffith and have been seeing him for more than 5 years, through many stressful and difficult phases of my life. He is a skilled, knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring physician who remembers me and the trigger points causing my problems. He is cautious about prescribing medications and follows closely with me about what is working and what isn't and acts accordingly. Although, he often runs late, this is understandable because I see him at the end of the day.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I've seen Dr Griffith for six years. He's worked with me through a serious depression. After I had regained stability he was able to correctly diagnose my mental health needs. He's interactive in his treatment. He always listens to what I feel is happening with my body and how I see my treatment plan. I know he's brought me to a stable level where I can comfortably enjoy my life.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr Griffith is an exceptionally thoughtful, compassionate and caring physician. He has been a life saver during major trauma such as the death of my husband. He has accurately diagnosed and treated me for depression in the most successful way. I am healthier than I have ever been. Thank you Dr. Griffith.
in St. Petersburg, FL |
Dr. Griffith has been very supportive and encouraging of me throughout significant life changes (divorce and health issues). His belief that my health issues were not psychosomatic led me to finally get an accurate diagnosis and treatment for a tumor. He is open to treatment options that would benefit the patient (counselors, life/career coaches, and holistic medicine such as massage and acupuncture). Ultimately, patient care and improvement of health is always a priority.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I started seeing Dr Griffin about 4 years before. Dr Griffith is personable and the staff is excellent. I will gladly refer him to anyone that needs a good psychiatrist, I have been very pleased. He cares about me, and if there is any thing I am going thru he does a thorough assessment, takes time on me, and does what is needed to keep me level and positive. He is an excellent Dr.
in St. Petersburg, Florida |
Dr. Griffith is an exceptionally caring, knowledgeable, and experienced psychiatrist. I have been seeing him for about 4 years. Dr. Griffith takes the time to listen and explains the benefits and drawbacks of various treatment regimens. I would be remiss if I also didn't state how wonderful his staff are. He would not be able to have such a smooth running practice without the very capable assistance of: Cassie #1 (Dr. G's wife); Cassie #2 (but not 2nd in any other respect); and Erin.
in Safety Harbor, FL |
Excellent Doctor , was able to pin point and assist with sound technique . The staff is great and polite . Super nice guy and very good at what he does . He is an extremely relatatable Doctor with great sense of direction and advise .
in Tampa, FL |
People's comments about him always running late is SO true. I've always waited at least 30 minutes and the last visit was an hour! No apology or explanation given! He barely looks at you and is always typing on his computer. He does not help solve problems. He just writes prescriptions and only enough to get you by a month or two so that you are dependent on continuing to visit...more money for him, less for you, and he still doesn't help!
St Petersburg, FL |
There is no way to contact Dr. Griffith after in case of emergency. You never get a live person when you call, you always have to leave a voicemail, and even after stating that it is important to get a same day call back, that frequently does not occur.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Friendly enough, but poor bedside manner. Cautious about dosages, but doesn't always discuss potential side effects. Office is very hard to contact. Long waits.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Doctor Griffith is the best psychiatrist I have ever had. He takes the time with you to hear what you're saying and not a pill pusher. The people who are complaining should just go to their appointments and they would have no problems!
St Petersburg, FL |
45 minute wait for appointments. He does not look at you and does not answer questions. Rude, young and unprofessional staff that overcharges you, thinking they know your co-payment better than you do.
St. pete |
Discourteous, unkind, he and staff don't return calls, won't speak to patient unless pay for and come,in for visit.
in Saint Petersburg |
If I could give less than 1 star, I would. This Dr. Is NEVER on time, even first thing in the morning. No consideration for anyone else's time or scheduled appointments.
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation