On February 20th of 2016 I was in a motorcycle accident and subsequently was taken to Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, FL, where you were assigned as my Orthopaedic Surgeon. The fate that day of becoming your patient was most fortunate and I will be forever grateful at the incredible work that you did on my left arm. I wanted to take the time to not only thank you but also the entire staff that I have encountered every time I have had an appointment at your office. Always professional, welcoming and making sure that I was always taken care of.
– Timothy K.
Dr. Grimes is the only reason I can bust out the workouts like I do. I have sent my entire family just about and many friends to this place. My uncle Russell Showalter most recently. And of all the people have sent all I’ve gotten is positive great feedback. Top-notch Medical Care and wonderfully caring human beings. And it’s all in one place you don’t have to go to different labs, etc.
– Trey C.
My treatment at Orthopaedic Associates has not only helped me recover from my injuries, but as helped me become a stronger athlete all around. Dr. McClone and Adam (PT) are instructive in their care. They both took time to relate to and teach me rather than talk at me. They are second to none!
Dear Dr. Grimes,
I literally can NOT thank you enough for squeezing me in to surgery last year – I think I was actually your last procedure of 2016! Wow! You must use a magic wand in the O.R. I’m doing great!! Doing much better than I ever imagined.
Your expertise is AMAZING and so greatly appreciated!!! Thank you for doing what you do – Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you again!
– Karine H.
Please extend my deepest appreciation to Doctor Beth S. Pearce, DPM, for helping me to overcome 11 plus years of pain and suffering. Dr. Pearce is the only physician in 11 plus years who has understood my pain, discomfort and treated the cause, not the symptoms.
I am very fortunate to have made an appointment to be seen by Dr. Grimes. He immediately told me the person most qualified to ease my pain without surgery was Dr. Pearce. I will be forever grateful for his recommendation. Dr. Pearce is a miracle worker and she has won my trust, admiration and respect.
– Jacqueline T.
My first appointment was an evaluation with Geordie Grenier, the PT specialist who would become my regular PT session supervisor. He was concerned, engaged, and positive from the start; looking at the proverbial glass representing my recovery via PT as “half-full” rather than “half-empty.” Twice weekly I attended my PT sessions and did the required stretching and exercises at home, anything to avoid surgery! During my PT sessions at OAOSA I was greatly impressed by all the PT staff, they were cheerful, caring, and encouraging despite patients who were not having very good days.
Thank you so much Geordie…I can now walk heel-to-toe with comfort. It is such a relief to be active again!
– Jean P.
Dr. Grimes did a total knee replacement surgery for me six weeks ago. Everyone involved with the surgery and recovery in the hospital were great. Dr. Grimes came up to the hospital room after surgery and explained what he did and answered any questions before he left. I felt the surgery went great. I was up and walking the same day. Physical therapy several times a week helped get me back to work and normal activities very quickly. If you are dealing with constant knee pain every day I would recommend seeing Dr. Grimes about knee replacement.
– JC Costeira
I appreciate the care that yourself and the entire staff showed during my care. My shoulder is as good as new both inside and outside of the arena. I am able to rein perfectly while shooting and carry on the usual schedule I had before injury. I couldn’t be happier with the care I received.
– Julie B.
As a competitive dancer I spend more than 24 hours each week training. Last April and again in November, I had an ankle and later on a knee injury. I was really scared since my competition season was about to begin. You took the time and explained everything to me and helped my understand my injury as well as how you were going to make it better. We decided not to operate and with the help of a lot of physical therapy my ankle and knee were healed. I’m happy to say that this past July I attended the Hall of Fame National Dance Competition and my number won First Place Overall in the Teen Division.
Thank you so much!!!
– Gretchen M.
Dr. James Grimes,
I wanted to send you this brief e-mail with a picture showing me Skiing on a Slalom Ski in Summer Haven Florida, after my right side hip replacement. The picture demonstrates the strength, balance, and flexibility that has been restored since you did my surgery. I am almost 60 years old, was walking the next day, back to work full time at 3 weeks, back to Bikram Yoga, Surfing, and Spinning at 9 weeks, and Water Skiing at 14 weeks, which I started when I was 12 years old.
My life is completely back to normal exercising 6 days a week, with no pain or adverse conditions. My current activity level and positive mental attitude are a direct result of your state of the art, leading edge Anterior surgery techniques.
I had never been in a hospital, or broken a bone before, so deciding surgery was a scary decision.
The staff at Orthopaedics Associates of St. Augustine, Physical Therapy with Ryan Hemelt, and Flagler Hospital were very Professional, Caring, and have allowed me to return to my original life.
Thank you very much – Paul H.