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We regret to inform you that North Central Ohio Ear, Nose & Throat has closed permanently effective April 30, 2022.

Dr. Eric Grimes will continue to provide the quality care you have come to expect through OhioHealth.  OhioHealth’s scheduling line is 419-756-5500. OhioHealth ENT’s Ashland office is now open!  You may select the Ashland or Mansfield office when you call to make an appointment.

If you would like a copy of your medical records, we will be happy to provide it. You may still call 330-621-8013 or fax 330-345-1187 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 Our Office

We are an independent practice and live and work in the communities we serve. We are pleased to be able to provide easy access to the highest standard of care for the members of our community. We hope that you will choose us for your ear, nose, and throat health care needs and look forward to your visit.

The doctor is in

Meet Dr. Grimes

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 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.

Years in The Business

Happy Patients

Services Offered


Our Services

We specialize in

Major Ear Surgery

Dr. Grimes specializes in the surgical care of chronic ear disease and the surgical treatment of chronic infection. He performs tympanoplasty (eardrum repair), mastoidectomy (treating the bony sinus of the ear), and ossicular chain reconstruction (ear bone replacement) among others.

Sinus & Nasal Disease

Dr. Grimes is skilled at surgical treatment of the nose and sinuses including revision surgery for patients that continue with disease after surgery elsewhere. His patients enjoy improved function generally without facial swelling or bruising, or extensive nasal packing that many patients report as unpleasant aspects sinus surgery.

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Grimes is a highly experienced surgeon of the neck, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Frequent performance of thyroid surgery has been shown to result in improved outcomes and reduced risk of complications. As a frequent thyroid surgeon, Dr. Grimes is skilled with the management of thyroid disease, from evaluation of nodules, to surgical treatment for cancer and other thyroid masses.

Balance Problems

Dr. Grimes is well versed in the causes of balance disorders and the treatment of their any causes. He can help to determine if the problem is due to loose crystals in the ear, other diseases of the ear, or from any number of the many non-ear causes of dizziness, from migraine, to heart and neurological disease, and assist with getting you on the right path to treatment and improvement of your symptoms.

What to expect

On your first visit to our office, we will ask for what may seem like a lot of information. This helps us to get to know you and have a better understanding of your health and the possible solutions to the issues that brought you to our office. 

You will meet with Dr. Grimes to discuss your history and current symptoms. He may suggest other testing or studies that may help to better understand the cause of these complaints, and he will likely offer some treatment suggestions that may be helpful to try. 

You will have an opportunity to ask questions, and we will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable with the treatment plan. Follow-up visits to ensure that you are responding to treatment as expected, or to review any results that may change the treatment plan may be scheduled.


Patients like you

“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

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

Ready to improve your health?

Please call today to schedule an appointment. We are excited to start with you on your journey to better ear, nose, and throat health.