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Dr. Michael L Griffin has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Michael L Griffin has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Michael L Griffin has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Michael L Griffin is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Here is our experience for the last year with that office.My baby needed an ECHO exam after birth, it was provided at hospital by the partner of Dr.Griffins at the same office. She indicated we need to schedule an appointment after 1 month for follow up. I called to re-schedule my appointment 3 days before the appointment . The lady who answered the phone said it's no problem and there are no fees for re-scheduling only if its within 24hrs of the appointment (after I asked her specifically).Then I received a phone call the day after telling me that they will forgive us for re-scheduling and will not charge us $200 as they were able to "sell" our appointment. I was shocked for hearing the word "sell and that although they told us no fees for re-scheduling. I honestly didnt pay that much attention to that weird call. At my new appointment, when I arrived at the office, I was asked to fill some paperwork .Then the nurse asked for my baby with his mom to go to the exam room to get ready for the Dr.On one paper I had to provide full information for a credit card (including the 3 digit security code on the back of the card!!! As I had already paid the co-pay and they already billed my insurance before.As my Credit card info was stolen before due a similar piece of paperwork. I told the representative I am not comfortable providing this info and if there another way to solve this. The representative replied in an unacceptable way that I can't go to the appointment unless I fill the page then he called the office manager. I asked them to contact my insurance to make sure of the amount that I need to pay. I even pointed that they charged me 1month before so they can check their records of what is needed from me. The office manager bluntly indicated I either fill the required paper or get out because they need such paper to be sure I will pay any extra charges. I again indicated that I am not willing to fill such paperwork and prefer if there is another way. She decided to call the doctor to the front office.At that time the office manager entered the examination room where my baby is and said to the nurse dont start anything and to wait. They left my wife and my child half naked and left the room. After a while my wife had to come to the front desk to see whats taking so long. I waited for the doctor who came after a while and indicated that the CC paperwork is for my convenience, I said I am not continent this way and I prefer to not provide such information on a paper. He now changed the tone that they need this paper to make sure I will pay any extra charges if there was one. I again indicated that I know there are no extra charges on my side and they already billed me before at the hospital appointment so they can confirm my words. He then decided to ask the representative to call their billing manager to check their previous bill and he turned around and stepped out of the room into the backroom while I was talking to him. While waiting for their billing manager to reply, the office manager made a sarcastic comment on us which I didn't reply to. Then after another minute, she came and indicated that I must provide my and my wife's SSN and there was no discussion about that. I asked why they need such information as they already got a copy of my health insurance, in the doctor's presence she said in a load tone so they can track me down if I didn't pay my bill and that I am being Ridiculous. I replied that I don't appreciate being treated as a criminal. And I was shocked of the way that Dr Griffin didnt mind his office manager to speak that way to his patients. Even worse he decided to turn around and indicate I am abusing his staff and I should leave, I mentioned that his office manager is the one calling me "ridiculous" and I would like to reverse my co-pay charge so I can leave. I had to leave the office with my 1month old who had a sever condition. Then I received a bill for $200 for the missed appointment (the one I already rescheduled 3 days before) (although they told me twice that I will not be charged). My insurance is fighting them currently on the fake charge and they even had the nerve to provide a letter to my insurance lying bluntly in it that I refused to fill ANY paperwork or pay anything and I was abusing their staff members. From that letter I learned also why the doctor was very supportive of the office manager abusive behavior as it turned out to be his wife.Bottom line, if you were unlucky enough to see Dr. Griffin or one of his associate at the hospital, for the sake of your child, yourself and your time dont ever think of scheduling an office visit with him. You are better off going to LCPH as I did. Frankly, for a pediatric cardiologist (who sees newborns with heart conditions), a doctor or even a business, he should treat his patients with courtesy.
Not only is Dr. Griffin an incredible cardiologist, he's our favorite doctor overall and by far! My son, Zack absolutely adores Dr. Griffin and it's because of the genuine care and concern he has always been shown. His diagnoses have been very accurate. The staff (Kim & Larry) are also wonderful and helpful. They have been great advocates for Zack in times where he needed surgeries or other procedures. We HIGHLY recommend Dr. Griffin!
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
St Louis Childrens Hospital
Dr. Michael L Griffin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Basic HMO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
Chinese Community Health Plan
- Chinese Community Health Plan
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net SmartCare Large Group
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC SignatureValue Focus
- UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsChildrens Cardiology Of The Bay Area, 2051 Pioneer Ct, San Mateo, CA
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