Jill Grimes, MD, is PASSIONATE about PREVENTION. As a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, her practical and evidence-based advice covers all ages, genders and body parts. Dr. Grimes enjoys educating in and out of her exam rooms. She shares her message across all media platforms, from print magazines and online forums, to radio talk shows and television.
Dr. Grimes was a National Merit and President’s Endowed Scholar at Texas A&M University, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’87 (Whoop!) She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her family medicine residency in Austin, TX, in 1991. After twenty years of private practice in Austin, Dr. Grimes now exclusively sees patients on campus at the University of Texas in their Urgent Care Department. As a parent of college students herself, Dr. Grimes is especially empathetic to the medical challenges these young people experience.
Dr. Grimes joined the UMASS medical school faculty as a clinical instructor in 2000, through an innovative internet-based ethics course that connected medical students with practicing family doctors across the country. In 2006, Dr. Grimes became a contributing author and member of the editorial board for the 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook, and then served as an associate editor for the 2010-2015 editions. Dr. Grimes authored the award-winning Seductive Delusions: how everyday people catch STDs, which converted an awkward and boring subject to an engaging, educational resource. Stay tuned for Dr. Grimes’ upcoming book, a humorous and evidence-based college health guide, working title: Hangovers to Hangnails: A Physician Mom Answers Your College Student’s “What if…?”
Dr. Grimes is excited to be part of the team launching KnowYourMeds in 2018, an app designed to help patients become more informed about their medications and better able to communicate with their healthcare providers.