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Welcoming Women’s Health Specialist to Sierra OB/GYN


Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Sarah Grimes, MD, a Family Practice physician specializing in Women’s Health. Dr. Grimes has spent the last 22 years practicing in San Andreas where she devoted her time to the care of women and adolescents in the areas of family planning and wellness exams. In her new practice, Dr. Grimes will provide well woman exams and family planning consultations and treat a variety of gynecologic conditions.

Dr. Grimes earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Central Florida and medical degree from University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School. She completed a Family Practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, during the 1980s, gaining experience with sexually transmitted diseases during the height of the AIDS crisis. Dr. Grimes then served as medical director at the University of the Pacific Cowell Health Center in Stockton, where she found her passion caring for women. She made sure the students she cared for had a positive experience with what was often their first gynecological exam in order to prepare them for a life of good health where they would feel comfortable seeking medical care in the future.

Dr. Grimes moved to Calaveras County in 1995 and practiced at Silver Oak Medical Office until it closed earlier this year. During that time, from 2000 to 2007, she also worked at Lodi Obstetrics and Gynecology. “I love what I do and I love learning,” explains Dr. Grimes who particularly enjoyed working with the OB/GYN specialists in Lodi as they were a great resource for expanding her knowledge of Women’s Health. Working at Sierra OB/GYN will provide the same opportunity.

Dr. Grimes already had two children when she started medical school at the age of 29. Now with three daughters and five grandchildren, she takes a woman’s approach to caring for women but also sometimes takes a mother’s approach. When caring for adolescents, she assures her patients that their visit is strictly confidential but often encourages them to talk with their parents.

In her spare time, Dr. Grimes enjoys tap dancing and has participated in local theater for the last 20 years. She also enjoys camping and exploring California.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Grimes, please call Sierra OB/GYN at (209) 536-3750.