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Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr Is this you?

About Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr

Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Baton Rouge, LA, with another office in Baton Rouge, LA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr is Great. Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Venu Vatsavayi Md

7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 6000
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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9229 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste C
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr has the following 12 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depression
  • Birth Control
  • Acne
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Abuse


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Really knows kids.

Dr Grizzaffi sees both my son and daughter. All I can say is that he managed to get them both on the right track and they are doing great now.

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30 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Appropriate Follow-up
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unhappy with condescending staff

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One Star

His nurse alone is worth Not going to this dr. Everything goes thru her, she is very rude and not knowledgable about urgent matters. You can't get in when you need to. He doesn't get correct messages from her, you pay for recap of his notes every session but he still doesn't remember..overbooked;((

Wait time
40 minutes
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Kind and caring

Dr Grizz was amazing. He treated me for depression/ anxiety throughout my adolescence and early adulthood . He counseled me, and helped me through the hardest times. I have to say that he was one of the most caring and concerned physicians that I have encountered. The only negative thing that I recall from treatment in his office is that his nurse was rude and did not return calls promptly. That being said, I feel that my overall treatment was excellent , and I would refer him to anyone who asked.

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5 minutes
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not for us

He really speaks to the kids as he would be speaking to an adult.He needs to try to get more on their level.I have to explain to my child eveytime he asks he a question. I feel like a translater.He has the rudest nurse, she doesn't listen to you or even relays your messages,or maybe he just doesn't return phone calls.I had an emergency and called to cancel my appt.they charged me $125. for same day cancelation!OMG I freaked.I told him that I didn't have the $ to pay for that & his responce was: we can work out a payment plan.Then they also charge $ for the FMLA paperwork that I needed filled out for my work so I could bring her to the appt.s I am not happy because my daughters needs are not being attended to, so we are in the process of finding a new Dr. We need someone that my daughter and myself can talk to.

Wait time
15.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
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  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1988

  • Lsu Health Sciences


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph A Grizzaffi Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

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