Author: jamesgrimes

I want to take an opportunity to thank all who worked so hard to give me my life back. Starting with the instructors at my pre-education class, through the day of surgery when my transporter made me laugh at 6 am, to the operating staff who spent time getting to know me, and Dr. Grimes who always answered all my questions with a calm confidence. The patient caterers provided great food; nursing staff, aids, housekeepers and physical therapists were all great. Even my room was beautiful with a view of a lovely garden!

In the last 3 1/2 years beginning in January 2012 to July 2015

Dr. Grimes has performed five surgeries on me! Starting with knee replacements of both knees, right hip, a shoulder rotator cuff repair and finally my left hip. My results have been amazing for each procedure and I am truly thankful to you as well as your outstanding team. My thanks to PA’s Patrick, and Sean, to Lauren and Danielle and all others involved in making up this well oiled machine!

I am a long time “jog-a-holic” 10 marathons and many 5K’s & 10 K’s. I thought my running days were over after my left knee began to give me pain…even walking.

However, when I heard Peter Spiller had run another 130 mile race after having a hip replacement surgery by Dr. Grimes, I decided to check in with him. When Dr. Grimes told me I could run again, I went ahead with my knee replacement surgery.

Two and one half months following my surgery I achieved my goal: running one mile on the beach ( with no pain )…. on my 80th birthday !

” I was very pleased with the care that I received at Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine. From the reception area to the radiology department to seeing Dr. Grimes, everyone was very professional and kind. With the office being so very busy, you would think that the staff could be a little on edge at times; but every time that I was there, I had nothing less than a great experience.

I have already told a number of people who are seeking Orthopedic Care, that they can’t go wrong if they choose Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine.

As for my surgery….I did not feel nervous at all because I saw the confidence that Dr. Grimes had in the work that he does. It was also great to be informed of all that was going to take place from all the things that I had to do before the surgery to all that was going to happen post surgery.

Thank you to all the staff at Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine for making me feel so welcome,and for treating me with a gentle and professional touch. Keep up the good work and I’ll probably see you in a couple of years when I get my right hip replaced! “

The Flagler Gala held May 19 -21, 2017 at Hammock Dunes Beach resort in Palm Coast was a gathering of the medical community for a great cause.

Dr. Grimes president of Medical Staff at Flagler Hospital and his lovely wife Grace were in attendance.