Mandi Tine Griffin MD

Mandi Tine Griffin, MD

Bitterroot Physicians Clinic 1200 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
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Accepting New Patients
Yes

Phone: (406) 363-1100
Fax: (406) 363-2148 Request An Appointment
Education

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Residency

North Colorado Family Medicine, Greeley, CO

Fellowship

American Academy of Family Physicians; Wilderness Medical Society

Other Certifications

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support

4.6 out of 5 (203 Ratings) How The Ratings Are Compiled
20-Mar-2020
She is very straight forward. I find that helpful.
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19-Mar-2020
Concerned.
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25-Feb-2020
Very good experience.
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24-Jan-2020
Good
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22-Jan-2020
I've recommended her to a variety of people.
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Bio

What are your specialties and certifications?

Board certified in Family medicine (newborn care to geriatrics). Certified Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for FAA flight physicals.

Why did you go into medicine? Why did you choose your particular field?

Truth be told, I enjoy helping people. I had wanted to be a doctor since I was young and am thrilled to be fulfilling this dream. I chose family medicine because I enjoyed the full spectrum of care that it offers. I am drawn towards treating the whole person, working as a team, with a patient, towards better health. Having been a doctor at MDMH now over ten years, I have found it very fulfilling to truly practice full ‘family medicine,’ treating whole families.

What are some of your clinical interests?

I enjoy managing the variety of cares that come from Family Medicine. I am interested in wellness care (from newborn and children to adults of all ages.) I am comfortable managing numerous common medical conditions including Diabetes, Hypertension, low thyroid, depression and anxiety. I am interested in managing geriatric conditions, dementias and end-of-life care. I am comfortable with sports injuries and have a passion for aviation medicine.

What do you love about practicing medicine?

I love the constant learning, being able to help others, the complexities that the human body offers. I love the interactions, becoming part of a team.

"I believe strongly in treating the whole person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually."

What is your philosophy of care?

My philosophy of care is teamwork. A patient and a doctor should be able to work together as a team towards better health. It requires work on both sides. I also believe strongly in treating the whole person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

What do you most want people to know about the way you practice medicine?

As stated before, teamwork.

What can your patients expect during an appointment?

A smile, laughter and a listening ear, but equally an underlying agenda to work towards a treatment plan throughout the appointment. I prefer to work a few problems through to a plan instead of many concerns with little direction; when there are many concerns I try to meet more frequently so that they all get addressed in time. I strive to be timely so I also expect timeliness; I do however hope that each person understands if a previous patient required extra time, I will extend to each following one the same if needed.

What do you wish you could tell every patient (and they would actually do) and why?

Think of your health as a commodity that will be wasted if you don’t take the time to care for it. I cannot care for you WELL if you do not choose to care for yourself. I love to work as a teammate and cheer you on.

What have your patients taught you?

To slow down. That a new diagnosis may seem small to me but can be devastating to them. That most people do not want another medication. The value of silence and a hug.

Who is someone you admire, and why?

My dad, for always finding the positive in a situation and never giving up on a person. My mom, for personifying the word ‘tenacious’ in everything she does, and passing that trait down to me. And both for raising me in a Christian atmosphere focusing on health.

Where did you grow up?

A lot of places. Southeast mostly.

What brought you to the Bitterroot Valley?

I always wanted to move to Montana and when a recruiter brought us here, we fell in love with the hospital, community and area.

What do you enjoy about living and working in a small community like ours?

Small town atmosphere. Close-knit families. Small clinic and hospital with great specialists and colleagues that support each other. The abundance of outdoor activities.

"I fly a plane and am not too shabby at target practice. I enjoy running long distances. I love singing and almost anything musical."

Living in such a close-knit community, how do you create a successful work–life balance?

There’s no magic. It’s forming strong boundaries, taking effort to focus on whatever is in front of you for that moment. Learning to say ‘no.’ Taking time for my own physical, emotional and spiritual health, and that if my family.

What are some of your non-professional interests and favorite hobbies?

Interacting with my family, raising children, being a wife. I enjoy being outdoors, challenging myself.

Is there anything about you that might surprise people?

I fly a plane and am not too shabby at target practice. I enjoy running long distances. I love singing and almost anything musical.

What would be your personal motto?

"Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus but you don’t have to sit on it." - Joyce Meyer

Do you have pets?

I have cats.

Events

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Blood Drive

    Blood Drive! 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCross.org and enter: marcusdaly to schedule an appointment

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