Get to Know Our Team
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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
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.
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
“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!”
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.
We know you have questions. Whether its about your upcoming visit, your insurance providers, or the services we offer—here you’ll find some answers.
Does Dr. Grimes treat children?
Yes! Dr. Grimes is very experienced in the care of the needs of children. Although travel to a far away pediatric hospital may be necessary for complex conditions, many childhood surgeries can be safely and conveniently performed at your local hospital. Dr. Grimes is pleased to provide these services for his patients close to home.
Do I need a referral?
No, unless you have an insurance plan that requires a referral. We are pleased to accept self-referred patients. If you or a loved one would like an appointment with Dr. Grimes, please call to schedule today.
Are there other treatment options than surgery?
For many conditions, there may be several treatment options which may include surgical treatments. Dr. Grimes will discuss with you treatment options and help to formulate a treatment plan that works best for you.
Do you offer video appointments?
We are pleased to offer video appointments for new and established patient visits as well as in-person visits.