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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 past President of the Medical Staff and the Orthopaedic Medical Director of Flagler Hospital, where he 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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I am so grateful to Dr. Grimes and the team at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine for fully restoring my mobility, and for completely eliminating the excruciating pain in my knee. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Larry D.

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