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Michelle Griffith/UPMC Endocrinology

5 Sep

Michelle Griffith            

UPMC Endocrinology

Falk Medical Building

Pittsburgh, PA 15213     

412-586-9700

 

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

Endocrinology.

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Yes, I have seen Dr Griffith twice now regarding thyroid cancer and related management and treatment. The only con is how long it took to get an appointment.

She is really kind, a good listener, does not rush me, answers all of my questions, and was knowledgeable about everything.

What can you share about this provider’s identities and/or the practice’s affiliations that may be important to their clients?

I am guessing she is a white cis woman MD.

Why did you see this provider?

Thyroid cancer.

Was the provider affordable?

I am on medicaid with UPMC for you so I have no copay. It’s probably expensive with no insurance.

What was your experience making an appointment with this provider?

It took months to get in which was the only negative of my experience.

Please describe your experience with this provider:

I felt very comfortable with this doctor. I’m trans. She immediately asked if my legal name was what I preferred to be called. She also informed my surgeon ahead of time. I was treated well and patiently (I ask a ton of questions.) The office staff was also very nice to me.

I have a complicated medical history with lots of things going on and she was knowledgeable about how many things intersected even though it was not her specialty.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:

My small amount of experiences with other staff were positive.

What identities do you have?

Trans masculine (usually I’m read as butch), queer, white, poor, disabled

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:

Falk clinic has valet parking, is accross the street from a bus stop that many buses stop at on 5th ave in oakland. There are wheelchairs inside the building so I assume one may request extra assistance. There are elevators and also stairs. Front and rear entrances have automatic doors but all offices and bathrooms do not. Some might, I can’t recall. Parking is 5 bucks at minimum if you drive.

Especially good with certain a certain community, special skills, or services?

This particular dr is lgbtq friendly. I spotted at least one staff member who was family. Not sure about other drs or staff.

When was your last visit with this provider?

0-5 months ago

 

 

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