After graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. in Psychology, Dr. Wade Grindle received his medical degree from the UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1986. He then completed a one year internship, and three year anesthesia residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego. After completing residency in 1990, he moved to the upper Mid-West with his family. He has been board-certified in anesthesiology since 1991. He served as the Chairman of Anesthesia for four years at this first practice. In 1996 he returned to California, and joined the staff at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He has extensive experience in providing anesthesia for cardiac, neurosurgical, obstetrical, major vascular, orthopedic, and pediatric surgical subspecialties. At Eisenhower, he worked at the Pain Clinic, in addition to anesthesiology; and in 1998, he became board-certified in his second specialty, pain management. During his last year on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, he was the only physician surgically implanting spinal cord stimulators and intraspinal morphine pumps. He left the group at Eisenhower in 1999 to go into the full-time solo practice of interventional pain medicine.
In 2001, Dr. Grindle also became the first physician in the region to perform intradiscal coblation nucleoplasty. He has helped thousands of patients conquer their pain, restore their mobility, regain their employment, return to their favorite recreational activities, and repair relationships that have been damaged by chronic pain. He has been overwhelmingly gratified by the response of his patients. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Grindle developed a reputation as a compassionate physician who took the time to really listen to his patients. He still believes in always placing the patient’s best interests foremost, values which he inherited from his father, Lincoln Grindle MD, who was a widely-respected eye surgeon in Orange County for over 4 decades. Dr. Wade Grindle treats every patient as an individual, with unique needs, and customizes the treatment plan accordingly.
In 2005, Dr. Grindle had to take a medical leave of absence due to a severe low back pain problem. He did not practice medicine for several years. While he was healing, he worked on rehabilitating his back and growing spiritually. He also spent a lot of time with family, did some traveling, began writing a novel, and volunteered at a homeless shelter. When he was ready to practice medicine again, in order to ensure he was up to speed with the current standards of care, he completed the Advanced Track Specialty Program anesthesiology fellowship at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr. Grindle was elected by his fellow physicians to serve as the Chairman of Surgery, and then the Vice-Chief of Staff at Valley View Medical Center in Arizona. In 2016 he and his wife Sarah moved to Colorado. He holds medical licenses in Colorado and Arizona. In addition to his work as the Medical Director and co-founder of Boulder Mind Care, Dr. Grindle provides outpatient anesthesia at numerous surgical centers and office-based surgical suites along the front range corridor in northern Colorado. He enjoys swimming, lifting weights, biking, scuba diving, skiing, and hiking.
Co-founder Sarah Grindle is the Clinic Administrator of Boulder Mind Care. She grew up in Seneca Falls, New York. After graduating from high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. During her career at UNLV, she served in several administrative positions over 25 years, including as the Business Manager of the Dean of Education’s Office, until she retired in 2014. She enjoys gardening, making jewelry, yoga, skiing, biking, and hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Wade Grindle, M.D.
Sarah Grindle, Clinic Administrator
We have had several friends and family members who have tragically taken their own lives in the past several years. Indeed, we have found that almost everyone in our society has been impacted by the devasting consequences of severe depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and drug addiction, up to and including suicide. We are humbled and gratified to bring this new therapeutic breakthrough to Boulder and Northern Colorado.