Reviews ~ Testimonials
“Dear Dr Griffin, Thank you for being so thoughtful and understanding. You have always taken the extra time to address any concerns I may have and give the best care of any doctor in Santa Barbara.” –Rita R., Santa Barbara, CA
“Thank you Dr. Griffin, I have been with you for 25 years now (maybe longer). You delivered my miracle baby! I think you are an amazing person. I thank you for always being there. You make me want to come in every year for my annual just so I can see you and say how are you doing?” –Mindy A., Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Griffin, I just wanted to say thank you for your warm and compassionate demeanor. You have such gracious and caring bedside manners. You listen, you brainstorm, you build rapport and communicate so effectively. It is such a pleasure and so refreshing to be treated by someone of your caliber and empathy. –Noelle H., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr Griffin, Thank you for being one of the most thorough Physicians and I appreciate that you have never given me the feeling that you are too busy for one more question. Your office staff reflects the good that always starts at the top!!!! A very happy patient…” –Carolyn N., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dear Dr. Griffin, Thanks so much for your support through all the years. I'll never forget what a blessing you were when I first met you. I had had a couple of miscarriages and not so good experiences with the doctors taking care of me then. I wanted to have a baby so badly. You were so calming and encouraging - and everything went perfectly! Our second child was one of your very last deliveries. Those two boys made my life complete. Since then, you've been a great advisor and caretaker of my health. I truly appreciate you and all you've done for me. You're the best!” –Margie Y., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dear Dr. Griffin; You have not only been a great doctor, but you were the first one that really listened to me regarding my thyroid issue. I will be forever grateful to you for all your expertise, wisdom and tremendous “bed side” manner. You are a treasure.” –Stacie A., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr. Griffin, Thank you for taking care of me and having such a great spirit and sense of humor. Now… think of yourself in the warm waters of Maui. Aloha…” –Faye H., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr. Griffin, How many years ago did I meet you? I'm too embarrassed to think... we'll just forget. But you were, always have been and still are the BEST Doctor on the planet as well as a kick ass woman! Love you and appreciate you always.” –Judy A., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr. Griffin, ‘Let’s be honest: Women’s health needs are different from those of men. Symptoms of heart disease and thyroid disease in female patients, for example, don’t always match those in males—and conditions such as menopause are unique to women. Physicians who are attuned to the particular needs of female patients are likely to give better care, and better care means better health for women and their families.’ — Dr. Griffin, this is you in a nutshell. Because of you - your compassion, and understanding of my “crazy” symptoms, I am able to have a much more productive and meaningful life. You listen to me… really listen to me, and that is a gift. Thank you for "doctoring" me.” –Pam G., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dear Dr. Griffin, Every time I leave your office and am walking down the stairs to my car I realize I feel really good - happy and glowing. I then realize it's because I have felt completely listened to and my concerns and needs have all been addressed. I'm so happy to have found such an intelligent, compassionate and gifted doctor. Best wishes to you and your wonderful staff for a wonderful year.” –Sharon F., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr Griffin, Just a small thank you for your sincere interest in women and women's health. I think you are such an outstanding doctor because of your intelligence and curious nature, and the desire to seek out the answers to the "why" questions that are so puzzling. You are special and we are all fortunate to have you in our lives.” –Madlyn M., Goleta, CA
“Dr. Griffin, Doctors in general, don't get the recognition or thanks that they earn and deserve in light of years dedicated to learning and keeping current with advances in knowledge in their chosen fields. Then there is the human connection with those seeking answers to the unknown that not all Doctors, in spite of good intentions, seem able to transcend. A dilemma. When looking for a "female Doctor," my teenage daughter and I were fortunate to have stumbled upon you, how many years ago now?? Through the years, trust was established and a bond developed where both your medical expertise and compassionate approach to the individual and her unique needs became deeply respected and valued. Thank you for being ‘YOU.’” –Lois M., Los Olivos, CA
“So Doctor G, have you ever noticed what a great doctor you are? I have. It’s easy for others to think that your work is like we see on TV, but you know what it’s really like. It’s about helping people in need. I have needed help in the past. You do whatever you have to do because you care... and that makes all the difference. You are a special doctor.” Frances R., Santa Barbara, CA
Dear Dr. Griffin,
I hadn't made time to find a new OB Gyn since I moved
last August, and today proved to me just how special
and wonderful you are.
I feel I have been lucky to know you, and I feel your level of professionalism is well-matched with humanity, humor, and I really appreciate the choices you make. As a doctor, you are still funny, and female, and kind, and quirky.
I saw a new OB today, and she was clinical, professional, matter of fact, and cut and dried. There was nothing offensive or invasive in her manner, yet I walked away feeling violated cold and alone.
I love that you provide cloth gowns. I love the funny pillows in the waiting area about mena“paws.” I love that you are willing to crack a joke to lighten the mood. I will admit that at first it surprised me, but I grew to enjoy rather than dread the doctor's office. You have managed to create a welcoming, cozy, safe, professional environment. A place that I don't feel (as) awkward about stripping down and being examined. Your posters of hot guys on the ceiling! I am afraid you have set the bar quite high for all my future experiences. And I didn't even know I missed all that until today when none of it was there. Total Joni Mitchell moment, where "you don't know what you've got til it's gone."
Anyway, I work in customer service myself, and you do what you can and hope you are making a difference. Once in a while people express just how much of a difference it is, and after today I just had to call and let you know just how exceptional and special and wonderful I think you and your clinic are. I told the receptionist who answered the phone just to tell you how much of a difference you've made. My experience today was probably typical, but for me it was by contrast a desert to your oasis.
Thank you for setting the bar.
I haven't decided what to do yet, but until I find a person or place that I am comfortable I hope it is alright if I consider your office my first alternate, even if I have to drive to Santa Barbara once a year for an annual exam. For now, you have certainly made it worth the drive...and Thousand Oaks really isn't soooo far. In any case, I will be checking into local doctors to see if any of them will do. Who knew you would need to comparison shop OB's??
Take care, and know that you make a difference every day in every person's life you touch.” –Jessica M., Thousand Oaks, CA
“Thank you so much I can’t even begin to tell you how much you have changed my life in just one visit. I really appreciate all the time you spent with me and for just caring.” –Jen C., Lompoc, CA
“The Vitalize peel is absolutely the best! The quality, texture and overall appearance of my skin has dramatically improved. Plus, I love using the Skin Medica Recovery Complex you introduced me to. Thanks to all of you at the G Spa for keeping my skin looking amazing!” –Nancy T., Santa Barbara, CA
“Dr. G and her staff are supportive, understanding and encouraging, and give practical advice in a safe confidential environment. I have tried other weight loss programs, which did not work for me. This program REALLY works! The results are amazing! I lost weight quickly and I feel like a new person with more energy and excitement for life. I love the compliments from my family and buying a smaller dress size makes shopping fun again!” –Lisa R., Santa Barbara, CA
“I spent hours researching the best laser for reduction of wrinkles and my research led me to the G Spa. The Triniti lasers are superior with maximum results and no down time. After three treatments my skin looks "fresh" and the tightening and lifting results were instant. My friends say I look great, but they can't figure out why! New friends never guess my age correctly and I love that too!” –Joan H., San Luis Obispo, CA
“I’ve trusted Dr. Griffin as my primary care Doctor for many years. She is the best, bar none. What most people don't know is that her medical spa has cutting edge technology, treatments and products, which cost far less than other medical spas. I am very happy with my botox treatments and Latisse products. I prefer receiving medical spa treatments and advice from women who really understand my issues and concerns. Also, her nurses and staff rock!” –Tamara L., Santa Barbara, CA
“I was super afraid to try botox because I didn’t want to look weird. Thank you Janie! I so appreciate the fact that you didn’t over do it! I feel like I look so much fresher. The fact that you took your time with me and used arnica to eliminate any bruising was just the extra attention I was hoping for. Now I have to plan my visits to Santa Barbara around my need for botox, ha ha. I can’t believe I waited so long to look SO MUCH better. Thank you thank you!” –Tracy H., Danville, CA
“Thank you Dr. Griffin, it may sound silly but I just love my sexy pout! I felt sexier instantly with my Juvederm!” –Lila R., Santa Barbara, CA
“Being healthy and active was not enough to keep my skin from sagging, and the skin on my arms being loose drove me nuts. Dr. Griffin you have truly changed my life. The NIA skin strengthening complex coupled for the Refirm laser treatment you did has transformed my skin. Several of my massage clients have noticed the change without me saying a word — the results are AMAZING! My Dermatologist has asked me what I had done because she can’t believe the difference in my skin’s elasticity. I cannot thank you enough.” –Mary M., Santa Barbara, CA
“Thank you Dr. Griffin and The G Spa! My lashes have gone nuts, I had no idea Latisse would work so well. Loving my lashes! Yay.” –Ann H., Santa Barbara, CA
“The G Spa was recommended to me by a friend for their microdermabrasion treatment. I was hesitant at first due to my problem skin but after my first treatment, I’m thrilled with my skin and the treatment. My skin has never looked more clear, youthful and smooth. I have now become a regular and want to try all the wonderful therapies they have to offer!” –Amber, H., Santa Barbara, CA