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Thank you, we hope to see you again

We regret to inform you that North Central Ohio Ear, Nose & Throat will no longer be providing services at Wooster Community Hospital Health System, effective February 22, 2022.  Our office will be closing permanently effective April 30, 2022.


Dr. Eric Grimes and Lynnette Roth will continue to provide the quality care you have come to expect from them at Mercy Hospital Willard, 218 S Myrtle Ave, Willard, OH 44890.  The Willard office can be reached at 419-964-5380, fax 419-933-4502.


If you would like a copy of your medical records, we will be happy to provide it to you.


After April 30, 2022, you may still call 330-621-8013 or fax 330-345-1187 with billing questions or to obtain records.  As required by federal law, records will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.


Thank you to each and every one of you who has been a patient of ours over the years whether young, old, or anything in between. We truly appreciate the opportunity we have had to provide care to you and your family members, and we hope to be able to continue the relationship in the future.

About Us

High Quality & Professional ENT Surgeons

Dr. Grimes returned to Wayne county with his family in 2017 after having built a large practice in Mansfield, OH. Along with audiologist Lynnette Roth, he has continued to provide the region’s most comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care. He provides state-of-the-art surgical and medical care for a multitude of conditions including chronic ear disease, hearing loss, vertigo, sinus disease and allergies, cancer and other masses of the head and neck, and surgical treatments of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

“Eric’s bedside manner is like none I have seen. He listens to your concerns, is not judgmental and offers solutions rather than shuffling you around on appointment after appointment. I really appreciate his willingness to help and find a solution – Thank you!”
Curt Shumaker, 2019

North Central Ohio

Compassionate Ear, Nose, & Throat Care

Our Services

Here’s some of what we do

Medical Services

We offer a great variety of medical services including evaluation and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus, work-up and management of vertigo and dizziness, treatment of ear pain and fullness, seasonal allergies, nasal congestion, sinus disease, loss of taste and smell, voice changes and hoarseness, swallowing problems, and other problems of the head and neck. 

Surgical Services

We are pleased to provide treatments from ear tubes to major ear surgery, septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, and removal of polyps and tumors, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, excision of lip, oral, tongue and palate lesions, laryngoscopy, removal of polyps and nodules, placement of vocal implants, treatment and excision of throat and vocal cancers, removal of neck masses, lymph nodes, salivary gland masses, congenital (birth defect) cysts, thyroid nodules, and parathyroid tumors.

Hearing Aids

We offer full hearing aid services and sell and service all major brands of hearing aids. We work with most hearing aid insurance benefits programs. We also offer bone anchored hearing devices, noise protection devices, and ear plugs and headbands for water protection of the ears.

Why Choose Us

Local Care from a Local

Dr. Grimes was raised on a farm in Wayne county, and is the grandson of Dr. Robert Reiheld, a prominent family physician in Orrville. He lives here in Wooster with his family, where his children attend Wooster city schools and his oldest son will attend the College of Wooster this fall. Our office is located in the heart of Wayne county in Wooster at the Milltown Professional Building, next to Healthpoint. He offers his surgical services at Wooster Community Hospital and Aultman Hospital in Orrville. He continues to provide comprehensive specialty surgical care for many conditions allowing patients and families to keep their care local while still receiving state-of-the-art services and treatments.

Our Expertise

The Best in the Field

Treatment for All Ages

Dr. Grimes is trained in the care of both children and adults and is skilled at adjusting care delivery to be appropriate for patient age and ability, whether this is a newborn with a tongue tie, the elderly with dementia, or any age or level of function in between.

In-office Procedures

Many procedures can be performed in-office such as endoscopies, biopsies, ear wax removal, ear tube placement, and other minor procedures. In-office surgical procedures allow for same day treatment, reduced time off work, and reduced cost to patients over hospital based procedures.

Closed Circuit Video-Microscopy

Video-microscopy allows patients to see what the doctor sees, allowing better understanding of findings and treatment plans for areas of the body, such as inside the ear, that the patient may not otherwise be able to see.

Newborn Hearing Testing

We offer state mandated comprehensive hearing testing for infants who fail hospital based hearing screenings using auditory brainstem testing (ABR) and otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing. We report these findings back to the state to complete documentation requirements and assist in management of any identified hearing loss to optimize the child’s development.

State Sponsored Support Services

We are pleased to offer our patients support with state services as providers through the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR). These are state agencies that assist patients in acquiring necessary treatment and rehabilitation services that insurance may not cover or that they may otherwise find unaffordable.

Hearing Testing

We offer comprehensive hearing testing and rehabilitation including all major hearing aid brands as well as bone anchored hearing aids.

Expert Doctors

Meet Our Team

Dr. Eric Grimes

Board Certified Otolaryngologist

Dr. Grimes was born in Orrville and has returned with his wife and four sons to Wayne county. He spent 12 years cultivating a successful medical and surgical practice in Mansfield, and he now maintains his surgical practice in Wooster.

A graduate of Smithville HS, he completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University followed by medical training at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his specialty training in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery (Otolaryngology) at Temple University Hospitals in Philadelphia.

A third generation physician, he is the grandson of Dr. Robert Reiheld, who was a prominent area physician. Dr. Grimes is returning to be closer to his parents and allow his sons to farm with their grandfather on the family farm that lies just north of Orrville.

Lynnette Roth

Lynnette Roth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing, as well as her Masters of Arts in Audiology from The Ohio State University.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) and American Speech and Language and Hearing Association for which she holds both licensure and certification in audiology.

Lynnette has over 30 years of experience, performing diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology for a wide range of ages, infant to geriatric. She pursues ongoing education to stay up to date with the latest in hearing aid technology and diagnostic testing.


What People Are Saying

Dr. Grimes and his staff took excellent care of my son, going above and beyond to see him after office hours and taking extra time to answer all of our questions. Dr. Grimes is personable and his staff is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to everyone!”

Julie Welsh


Dr. Grimes is awesome as well as all the staff. The audiologist answered all the questions I had about my hearing test and was very friendly. Dr. Grimes explained my results in a way I could understand and I never felt rushed once. I could not see going anywhere else!”

Zach D.


“Dr. Grimes is top in his field, a genuine health care provider and an excellent surgeon. The knowledge, professional care, and follow up paired with his team and Wooster Hospital surpassed all of my expectations. I consider Dr. Grimes the best ENT in the Midwest and am so thankful I found him!”

Jennifer White