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Dr. James Grimes, M.D.

James Grimes, MD


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Dr. Grimes is a graduate of The University of California in San Diego and Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Dr. Grimes holds two Board Certifications with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery -one in Orthopaedic Surgery, the other in Sports Medicine. He was the first Orthopaedist in St. Johns County selected for the Academy of Arthroscopy of North America and brought computer navigation of joint surgery to Flagler Hospital. Dr. Grimes is both the President of the Medical Staff and the Orthopaedic Medical Director of Flagler Hospital, where he has developed the orthopaedic  rapid recovery system for joint replacement. Dr. Grimes cares for professional, collegiate and high school athletes as well as specializes in sports medicine and reconstruction of the shoulder, hip and knee.


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Flagler Hospital
  • Outpatient Surgery Center of St. Augustine

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My name is Madison and I am a NCAA Division II All American swimmer at the University of Tampa. I started competitive swimming for the Sea Devils at the Willie Galimore Center when I was 10 and continued as a Yellow Jacket for St. Augustine High School. I was injury free until my junior year when I was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement. Training changes, physical therapy, and cortisone shots allowed me to finish my freshman year of college and make it to Nationals.

That summer due to continued pain I went to see Dr. Grimes at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, where I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff and labrum tear necessitating surgery. Post operatively I was unable to use my arm swimming for the next 5 months; I developed my legs and did land training. I eventually got back swimming with a vengeance, achieving personal bests in the 50, 100, 200 freestyle and accepting an invitation to swim at Nationals.

My success is multi-factional but directly the result of the surgical skill of Dr. Grimes and his staff at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, Ryan Hemelt in physical therapy, and personal hard work.

Madison F.

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