Dr. Letha "Etty" Griffin Retiring from Peachtree Orthopedics

To My Patients:

I thought I would work forever, but in the last several months, I have reassessed that plan. I've decided to retire, and my final day at Peachtree Orthopedics will be January 15, 2021 (although starting in January, I will be seeing post-op patients only).

Over the years, I have been blessed with a tremendous group of patients. It has been my privilege to get to know each of you, and very often, your families as well. I have learned much from you - not only about orthopedics but also about about life and living. You have greatly enriched my life and I truly hope I have touched yours as well. I will miss you all, and will reflect often on so many memories.

I am confident that my orthopedic partners will provide you with excellent care; please see the list below of physicians in our group. Tanya Maxwell, "Max," will be staying at Peachtree Orthopedics, as will Barbara Thomas, our administrative assistant. Both will be available to answer any questions you may have after I leave. For those who are presently being treated for a problem or have had recent surgery, I will try to reach out to you individually regarding your follow-up care.

I will miss orthopedics, and will admit that for someone who has worked every day since I was 16, I am a little scared at the change in life style, but am excited to have more time for family. I have two grandchildren and I will enjoy having the opportunity to be more a part of their lives, as I missed much of the childhood of my own two girls as patient care was always my top priority.

To my patients -- THANKS!! I will truly miss you all. I wish you the very best, and would like to extend my most sincere gratitude for your loyalty to me, and to Max and Barbara - the great team with whom I have had the privilege to work.

In closing, I will leave you with some of my favorite lines (thought provoking words of wisdom) from the book "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" by Charlie Mackesy:

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" the mole asks the boy. "Kind," said the boy.

"When have you been at your strongest?" asks the boy. "When I have dared to show my weakness."

"What is the bravest thing you've ever said?" asks the boy. "Help," said the horse.

The very best wishes to you all for a holiday season filled with family, friends and good cheer!!!!

Below please find Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physicians at Peachtree Orthopedics who will be happy to assist you with your orthopedic needs:

Mid & South Metro Area:

North Metro Area:

If you have any questions or concerns after January 15, 2021, please email Tanya Maxwell, M.S., L/ATC, OTC, at tmaxwell@pocatlanta.com or Barbara Thomas at bthomas@pocatlanta.com.