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Meet Doc Griggs

Who is Doc Griggs?

“Doc Griggs” is the health and wellness awareness persona of Eric D. Griggs, M.D., a New Orleans-based Community Medicine Doctor and Health Educator who has dedicated his professional life to raising health and wellness awareness in communities across the country. In addition to being appointed as an Assistant Professor at the LSU School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor for the Xavier University College of Pharmacy and continued role as Director of Community Medicine at Access Health Louisiana, Dr. Griggs proudly serves as the founder and Executive Director of the Doc Griggs Foundation, a community-driven, student-activated, and professionally- mentored organization that promotes community health by empowering the community to ‘Get Checked. Get Fit Get Moving!®.

“Doc Griggs” is an active participant in several organizations that promote positive change in the community. He is the Health and Wellness Chair for 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and also serves on the 100 Black Men International Health and Wellness Committee. In March of 2014, Dr. Eric Griggs was named Spokesperson for the American Cancer Society – Greater New Orleans and is also a member of their Executive Leadership Council. As former Chairman of the American Heart Association’s Multicultural Leadership Committee, he is also a member of their Greater Southeast Affiliate Multicultural Initiatives Committee ( AL, LA, MS, TN, GA, FL, PR).  While Health and Wellness are near and dear to his heart, Dr. Griggs works closely with the youth as well. Dr. Griggs proudly serves as the Director of Life Sciences for STEM NOLA, serves on the Board of Directors for Playworks-Louisiana, Bike Easy and previously, on the Broadmoor Charter School Board. Dr. Griggs also co-founded and directed the Broadmoor Basketball Association, a basketball program for at-risk youth. Earlier this year, Dr. Griggs was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board and as a spokesperson for the Governor’s Louisiana Youth For Excellence program.

You can catch him weekly for the past 7 years on WVUE FOX 8 New Orleans’ Morning Edition as a Health Educator every Thursday morning at 7:40 AM. He has appeared weekly on New Orleans’ oldest African American talk-radio station, WBOK 1230AM educating and empowering the community on how to be experts on their own health and health outcomes. He broadcasts every Tuesday with “The Doc Griggs Show” on WBOK 1230AM from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In addition, he makes monthly appearances on the “Good Morning Show” with Oliver Thomas. Dr. Griggs is also a contributing medical writer for Data News Weekly, a local community paper and Breakthru Magazine, a local community magazine. His approach is evidence-based, practical and relevant to each community he engages, from children to seniors alike, of all races and genders.

Eric D. Griggs M.D. / “Doc Griggs”