Alvin Griffin, MD
Primary Care and Family Medicine
Dr. Griffin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Fisk University and received his doctor of medicine degree from Meharry Medical College. He completed his internship and residency at Morehouse School of Medicine before completing a fellowship in geriatric medicine at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. Having served as chief resident at Morehouse School of Medicine, he was offered a faculty position as part of a teaching fellowship.
At this point in his career, Dr. Griffin was at a crossroads. While teaching at Morehouse, he would moonlight in the emergency rooms of local hospitals. He knew he would soon need to make a decision to focus on either academic medicine, emergency medicine, or venture into private practice.
“While working in an emergency room one night, I delivered a baby and saw a patient, who was at the end of their life,” he recalls. “I knew I was experiencing the full spectrum of family medicine.
This led Dr. Griffin to focus on family medicine as his concentration. After watching the film “Doc Hollywood,” he was further inspired. “I didn’t want to be locked in any particular area,” he explains. “With family medicine, I knew I could work with everyone from pediatrics to the elderly. I really enjoy the variety found in family medicine.”
Dr. Griffin is a member of the National Medical Association, the Atlanta Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Standing out among his professional highlights, he says, is the fact he delivered his own daughter.
An avid sports fan, Dr. Griffin volunteers his time as the team physician for the Stephenson High School football team in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a position he’s held since 1990.
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