Teresa E. Griffith

Teresa E. Griffith, M.D.

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Provider Type: Physician

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http://www.midmichigan.org/doctors

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Biography

Board Certified Pain Management Physician Teresa Griffith, M.D., specializes in the treatment and management of both chronic and acute pain and evaluates patients at the Pain Management Clinic at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.

In addition to treating the source of their pain, Dr. Griffith helps patients develop new habits, make lifestyle modifications and develop healthy strategies to decrease their pain and increase their physical activity.

“Contrary to what many people think, pain is complex,” she said. “How we perceive pain involves the interaction between the mind and body and that involves the nervous system as well as other factors like genetics, thoughts, previous experiences with pain, culture and stress. While most of us associate, and experience pain with injury or illness, that isn’t the only kind of pain a person can experience. Sometimes pain comes without any noticeable body damage and it’s ongoing.”

Philosophy of Care

According to Dr. Griffith, chronic pain can be overwhelming and affect all aspects of a person’s life. “Understanding a patient’s pain and the source of their pain can be key to learning how to manage it,” she said. “The most important thing I remind my patients is that they don’t have to suffer in silence. With time, perseverance, and the right support, they can learn to dial down the pain in order to enjoy life again.”

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Griffith specializes in advanced pain management techniques and minimally invasive procedures. Treatments may include radiofrequency ablation, spine, joint, and bursa injections, peripheral blocks, spinal cord stimulation for some intractable cases, and non-opioid medication where appropriate. Dr. Griffith is also trained in Botox® therapy for treatment of chronic migraines. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic migraine headache/headaches
  • Shingles
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Sacral pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Joint pain
  • Non-surgical joint pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Visceral pain
  • Pelvic pain

®Botox is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2000

Board Certified

  • Anesthesiology

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

2000
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Internships

2001
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

Residency

2004
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, ANESTHESIOLOGY

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Botox® Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Cervical Epidural
  • Pyriformis Injection
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injections
  • Stimulator Trial
  • Cervical Epidural with C-Arm
  • Lumbar Epidural
  • Caudal Epidural with C-Arm
  • Transforaminal Block with C-Arm

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Committee on Rural Access to Anesthesia Care
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
  • North American Neuromodulation Society

Philosophy

"I would like to create a personal and open relationship with my patients – one that combines their needs, goals and beliefs."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Commercial
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Pain Medicine

Employed By

MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena

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