San Mateo, CA
Dr. Griffith is an exceptional doctor. Since my child had been diagnosed with Autism four years ago,
we have worked with many specialists and hands down, Dr. Griffith is the one of the best!
She has been treating my child for the last three years. Not only she possesses a great amount of
knowledge, she is also very caring and a compassionate human being. My child has been consistently
making progress towards her recovery, thanks to Dr. Griffith's outstanding care.
Her willingness to discuss and explain everything that relates to my child's medical issues, gives me a sense of peace and hope,
and inspires me to continue being strong for my daughter. Dr. Griffith goes above and beyond to care for her patients. When my
child needed a dental surgery under the general anesthesia, Dr Griffith was able to coordinate work of several specialists
involved in the surgery to make sure that my child is getting the best help and making sure everyone on her team are on the
same page in regards to her medical issues.
Dr.Griffith is by far, the most knowledgeable, caring and concerned doctor I have ever came across. I trust her with my life and
tell anyone looking for small quiet doctor's office with the most helpful staff and a doctor that always goes above and beyond to
take care of her patients that Neurology Health Center is the place to go.
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Julie is one of the best doctors I ever worked with! My son and I have been doctor's patients for almost 3 years now and all
we got from her was the best care possible. My son has a lot of challenges and most of these challenges are considered
irreversible by most doctors but Dr. Julie took on his case with an open heart and an open mind. I learned a lot from her over the
years and we received a lot of help and support from her from writing us a prescription and referring us to a specialist to writing
letters and filling out forms, as well as talking to our School District. I feel very comfortable about the level of Dr. Julie's expertise.
I've referred a few friends of mine to her practice who also are very happy with the level of service she has been giving them. Dr.
Julie takes insurance and that has been very helpful with paying for her services. Overall, Dr. Julie is great! Her support staff is
also very professional and helpful. Every time we come to the office we get treated like close family members with lots of love
and acceptance and this is exactly how I want a doctor's office to be! Thank you Dr. Julie for being there for us whenever we
El Dorado Hills, CA
An excellent neurologist. She is patient, thorough and on top of all the latest medical research. She diagnosed my son with
autism and proceeded to provide the best solutions available. We are quite pleased with the outcome, after 8 years of care, and
are happy to say that our son is able to do so much more than we ever expected. We saw visible results very quickly under her
care, and I would not hesitate to recommend her. My only regret is the cost. We no longer have Blue Shield and to pay cash is
a great financial stress. Having said this, her office did work with us on a payment plan, so we are happy with that.
Conocemos a la Neuróloga Julie Griffith desde septiembre de 2011, porque nuestro hijo tiene diagóstico de Autismo; como ella
también es DAN! del Autism Research Institute, ha sido una gran sorpresa encontrar a tan inteligente y compasiva persona, una
Neuróloga muy profesional conocida internacionalmente, y muy completa, porque sus tratamientos también incluyen medicina
alternativa como la homeopatía que ha sido muy benéfica para nuestro hijo, además ella tiene gran conocimiento de nutriciòn y
está dedicada de manera especial al tratamiento del autismo.
Desde la primera visita ella sospechó que nuestro hijo padecía de la enfermedad de Lyme (neuroborreliosis, Babesia,
Bartonella), algo que nosotros desconocíamos, y ella mandó hacer una gran cantidad de estudios de laboratorio para muchos
aspectos como el conocer su estado nutricional, para tener conocimiento si el niño tenía Candidiasis en su estómago, para
saber el grado de toxicidad de metales pesados como mercurio, arsénico, plomo; saber si presentaba intolerancia al Gluten,
etc., todos los resultados ella siempre nos los explica de manera muy humana y paciente.
Desafortunadamente nuestro hijo tiene la enfermedad congénita de Lyme, también presentaba candidiasis, intolerancia al
gluten y una alta toxicidad de metales pesados; ella tenía razón desde el principio, su gran experiencia, compasión e interés en
la salud de nuestro hijo nos ha dado la confianza plena y la esperanza de que su problema tiene cura.
Durante estos 18 meses, hemos trabajado de una manera maravillosa y muy cercana, aunque yo especialmente no hablo bien
el inglés, ella me tiene mucha paciencia, ella siempre está dispuesta a dar soluciones a todas nuestras preguntas, y hemos
logrado que nuestro hijo se haya curado de la Candida, del PROTOMYXOA que es un parásito que afecta neurológicamente y
es muy difícil de erradicar, algo que ha hecho que muchos síntomas del autismo de nuestro hijo vayan desapareciendo.
En Diciembre 2012, ella ordenó hacer una Resonancia Magética, MRI, para conocer el grado de desarrollo cerebral de nuestro
niño, y en su interpretación ella encontró que hay una gran infección que está causando inflamación en el cerebro, debido a la
enfermedad de Lyme, misma que estuvo tratando con homeopatía, pero ahora Ella ha sugerido que es necesario intensificar el
tratamiento con el uso de antibióticos para combatir la persistente infección y lograr que la inflamación desaparezca. También
ha sugerido el tratamiento de Cranio Osteopatía, para ayudar a que la inflamación baje más rápido y haya un drenaje
apropiado en su cerebro, la Dr.a Griffith tiene muchos colegas médicos y terapeutas de alta reputación, y ella nos ayuda a
encontrar la mejor opción para cada tratamiento.
Hoy día nuestro hijo ha respondido de manera increíble, está muy mejorado, su lenguaje es más expresivo y su estado de
ánimo es más alegre, está leyendo muy bien y su escritura es mejor cada día, es un niño felíz que a sus 5 años aprende mucho
en su escuela y es muy querido por sus maestras y compañeros.
La Dr. Griffith también nos está tratando de Lyme a mi esposo y a mi, y todos estamos con tratamiento intensivo de antibióticos,
en mi caso ha sido muy notoria la mejoría, porque yo padezco Lyme crónico, y tenía dolores de articulaciones muy intensos, así
como el sistema nervioso muy alterado, estoy realmente mejorando, los dolores ya casi han desaparecido!!!, con todos los
suplementos naturales y vitaminas que ella ha recetado porque de acuerdo a resultados de laboratorio ella sabe las
deficiencias que presentan nuestros organismo.
No tenemos palabras para agradecer a la Dra. Griffith todo lo que ella nos ha ayudado, cómo nuestro hijo ha dado un gran
salto en su salud, el ver que va mejorando cada día nos colma de infinita felicidad, y gracias a Ella nuestra esperanza en ver
muy pronto recuperado a nuestro niño es muy grande.
Tuvimos muy malas experiencias con médicos que desconocen tantas enfermedades que están relacionadas con el autismo y
de manera milagrosa encontramos a esta maravillosa persona, deseamos que de manera especial los niños que padecen de
enfermedades neurolócias tengan la oportunidad de ser tratados médicamente por esta increíble Doctora, porque no hemos
conocido a nadie que se dedique tanto a su profesión con tanto empeño, compasión y amor. Su Staff es muy amable y
Cuando vamos a su oficina, nuestro hijo siempre se despide de ella diciendo, Dr. Griffith you rock!!!!, you are the best!!
Gracias, infinitas gracias Dr. Julie Griffith por ser parte de nuestras vidas y de nuestra historia. Pablito y nosotros le estamos
eternamente agradecidos por su amor y compasión hacia esta pequeña familia
San Rafael, CA
Dr. Griffith is an excellent doctor. She really takes her time to get to know her patients. She is compassionate and really listens.
She is the best neurologist I have seen. I have seen a few of them over the years for my chronic medical condition and she does
stand out. I highly recommend anyone who needs a neurologist to give Dr. Griffith a try. I have seen many doctors over the
years as a patient and I have worked with many as a RN. Dr. Griffith really does go above and beyond the usual care that we
are all so accustomed to nowadays.
Dr Griffith is a great fit for me. She is high energy and the excitement I get when I'm trying to fix my health puzzle is the same I
can see in her when she's trying to figure out what's wrong with me. That's something that's hard to find in a Dr. I feel very
grateful to have found her.
I have been seeing Dr. Griffith for about 3 months for treatment of chronic lyme disease. I was first referred to another doctor,
but the first available appointment for him was 2 months out, so I saw Dr. Griffith who had an appointment available less than a
month from when I called.
I have been very pleased with my treatment by Dr. Griffith. I ended up keeping my appointment with that other doctor (who is
very well respected and popular). Dr. Griffith encouraged me to keep that appointment and it was very interesting -- the other
Doctor knows and respects Dr. Griffith, and he agreed with her findings and mostly agreed with her treatment approach. I could
have moved to this other doctor, but when I looked at the differences in approach, I preferred Dr. Griffith. (Although I think the
other doctor is also excellent).
I don't think Dr. Griffith is for everyone. Her hourly rate seems about average to me for a Doctor, perhaps a little low for a
specialist (she is a board-certified MD neurologist). But treatment of lyme disease is complex and it is easy to spend an hour in
discussion, and for me this has been required 4 or 5 times. She is extremely thorough, and has a strong desire to directly
address your personal situation and questions, which of course prolongs the discussion. She is the exact opposite of a Doctor
who rushes you out after 10 minutes. Since she doesn't accept insurance (I have had about 50% of her bill covered after the
painful process of submitting myself), you end up paying for this time. So it ends up being expensive. But it's expensive because
she spends the time, not because she charges excessively. For me that is a good thing, a very good thing. But if cost is your
key motivator, you really are better off with a Doctor who rushes you out after 10 minutes.
Her treatment approach is slow, steady, and careful. I have a lot of drug sensitivities, and she has taken that into account in her
plan, and been responsive to my reactions. That was the difference between her and the other Doctor that I mentioned at the
top, he is more aggressive in his treatment regimens. I prefer Dr. Griffith's approach.
Her knowledge is amazing, and she shares why she does what she does. She doesn't say "I am prescribing xx mg of such and
such". She says "According to a study by Dr. blah blah blah, xx mg of such and such achieved such and such, so I'd like to try
that until blah blah blah, at which time we'll such and such. But there's a risk of so and so, so let me know if you experience any
symptoms of that". I really prefer her approach to the standard one.
One last thing ... I was nervous about going to her initially because of the picture on her web site. I think she needs to retake it --
she is really kind and friendly. At least to me the picture on the website doesn't project that. But maybe that's just me.
Dr. Griffith has been my neurologist for five years now, perhaps longer. I have lost track. In any case, I find her to be very smart,
caring, nonjudgmental and open to suggestion about directions of treatment. When I have a meeting with her we put our heads
together, look at the lab test results, look at the latest research, and so on, in order to come up with a treatment plan.
I have a very complex case of chronic Lyme disease and parkinsonism. She really lets me, as a patient, help steer the direction
of treatment. That means a lot to me, because so many doctors don't even want to hear what their patients might have
discovered by researching things on the Internet, reading books, or talking to other patients outside of the clinic. They usually
have some kind of superiority complex. I never feel this with Dr. Griffith. It has always been a collaborative effort with her.
She is also very fast, working efficiently while I am in her office. There's no sitting around and scratching one's head wondering
whether the doctor is hearing what you say, or is awake. She calls her assistant in several times during a typical session, asking
for information about some drug, a particular report in my chart, or to call a pharmacy or get some doctor on the line. As I am
giving her my update, she's typing what I say, so we can refer back to the notes. If she has a question that she doesn't know the
answer to, she might take a stab at it on the web. (She has two notebook computers on her desk for two different purposes.) I
bring my own iPad and I might be surfing for something as well. Then we will compare notes.
But even better, she has a large network of experts, some of whom are friends of hers in the medical community. Many times in
the middle of a session with her (which might last an hour or sometimes longer), she'll pick up the phone and call a specialist for
some advice on dosing, which approach is better, which drug, etc. It could be another Lyme disease doctor or a pharmacist, for
example. She will do a spontaneous conference call right on the spot, so I can hear what the specialist is saying and I can even
ask my own questions. In one case, I had the idea of having my two Lyme disease doctors on the phone at the same time while
Dr. Griffith and I were listening, so it was a four-way conversation. It was very productive. By the end of the conversation, we had
come up with a game plan that all of the doctors were on board for. I don't think that could've been arrived at through any other
She does not hesitate to call a laboratory to check on the results of the lab test that might be delayed, or to confirm the results.
She will even argue with the laboratory if they've replicated a test for me and charged me twice, for example. In other words, she
will go to bat for her patients.
Unlike many doctors I have been to, she actually puts me on the examining table and checks out things such as my reflexes, has
me walk across the room and back, palpates to see if there's something strange in my gut, listens to my heart, and so forth. If I
complain about an ache or a pain she will look into it, and sometimes has even sent me off to Marin General Hospital to get a
blood culture or an x-ray if she fears that something serious is going on.
She will admit it if she's a little fuzzy on some topic. That is actually reassuring for me. How can any doctor know everything?
When is the last time you saw a doctor turn to his or her library and pull some book off of the top shelf and look up something
she couldn't quite remember?
Finally, I'll say that she is open to alternative treatments. So few MDs are. I know that from experience, unfortunately. Doctor
Griffith is open to allopathic treatments (of course, having gone through a traditional Western medical education) but also
naturopathic, homeopathic, and even fringier approaches, such as 'energy' work.
I am happy to say, also, that she is within the Blue Shield network. So this means that I have a relatively small co-pay.
To end I will say that I feel like I have an advocate who will fight for me and actually cares about me and my case, as complicated
as it has been. She has also been reachable by email and telephone when I was having some kind of emergency, even if I were
out of the country.
San Rafael, CA
Dr. Julie Griffith is one of the best and smartest doctors I have come across, as an RN and a patient. She was able to
methodically untangle my complicated and serious medical condition and turn my health around. Before her, I saw over 20
medical practitioners, including heads of departments at a major teaching hospital, and none were able to help me. Dr. Griffith is
a neurologist who looks at the patient as whole person and incorporates latest research findings into her practice. She
communicates well with other doctors the patient may have. I appreciate the personalized attention and care I get from Dr.
Griffith and her staff.
After receiving interferon for a chronic infection, I was bed bound with such severe fatigue for 1 year. Within 2 appointments,
Dr. Griffith identified that I had such severe adrenal insufficiency, that my morning Cortisol was near 0. When she prescribed,
and I took my first Cortisol, I felt as if I had my first drop of water after being in the desert for 20 years. I am so grateful.
Integrative neurology incorporates
western allopathic medicine
(history, physical, lab tests,
neuroimaging, medications and
therapies (OT, PT, ST, vision therapy
and neurophysiologic studies) with
the benefits of additional treatment
tools including, bioidentical hormone
replacement therapy, essential oils,
herbs, homeopathy and nutrition.
Julie A. Griffith, M.D., M.S., B.C.I.P.
Pediatric and Adult Neurology