Thomas F. Griffin Jr., MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My philosophy of caring for my patients centers around helping them enjoy a healthier life by working together to improve their state of mind, body, spirit and relationships. Specifially, I have found that assisting people in managing their cardiovascular health risks usually enhances all four of these areas as well as their entire lives. My staff and I focus on enjoying life rather than avoiding death. The most common side effect of a healthy life is a longer one. This has been my philosophy for years and is the subject of my personal health planning book, Feeling Good for Life.

Physician Profile


University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1968
Medical School
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Doctorate of Medicine 1972
University of Arizona, University Medical Center
Tucson, AZ
Pediatrics 1972-1973
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Continuing Affiliation/Education, Pediatrics, Family & Community Medicine 1973-1976

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Arizona and American Academy of Family Practice
Pima County Medical Society and Arizona Medical Association
President, Graham County Medical Society
Vice Chairman, Southern Arizona Health Systems Agency
Director, Graham Behavioral Health Services
Chairman, Maternal and Child Health Committee, Arizona Medical Association
Secretary, Arizona Medical Association
Chairman, The Independent Practice Association of America
Chairman, Renewal Counseling Services, Southern Arizona
Associate Faculty, University of Arizona, College of Medicine and College of Nursing
Associate Faculty, University of North Dakota, College of Medicine
Associate Faculty, Good Samaritan Hospital, Family Practice Residency, Phoenix AZ

Hospital Affiliations

Northwest Medical Center
Carondelet Health Network

Published Works

The Physician’s Blueprint – Feeling Good for Life, published by New Dynamics, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ 1983
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 83-60135


Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Penny F

    Dr. Griffin is a fine, caring, understanding and professional doctor. I feel very fortunate to have him! He has helped me throug...

  • Member: Lana

    Thanks, Tom, for always being there when we need you!

  • Member: Dieter

    When I met Dr.Griffin ~17 years ago, I waited well over 30 minutes in the exam room. When Dr.Griffin finally came into the room an...

  • Member: James

    I was absolutely delighted with the opportunity to join MDVIP. Dr. Griffin has been instrumental in the whole lifestyle change I h...