Dr. Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA has devoted his life to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. He has an academic background as a researcher and teacher, and has devoted the last 25 years to patient care, clinical research, and innovation to his practice, The Napa Pain Institute, which he founded in 1992. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Dr. Grigsby has played a seminal role in the development of several technologies used by clinicians every day in the field of Pain Management.
Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His interest in Pain Management was formed before Medical School, while working with severely disabled children at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He worked with children with severe spinal deformities, cerebral palsy, and other disabling orthopedic conditions. While impressed with the orthopedic advances, he was distressed by the persistent pain and suffering apparent in these young patients and became determined to address it.
After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was then invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at Mayo Medical School until moving to California. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Founding Medical Director until 1992.
Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established the Napa Pain Institute, the oldest practice in the region and one of the most-respected. Today, his staff of over 25 professionals consult with patients throughout Northern California, the United States, and abroad.
Understanding the changing needs of the medical world, Dr Grigsby completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 2012. He has since applied his business experience and education to The SpectrumCare Group, where he is the Founder and CEO.
The SpectrumCare Group is committed to addressing the needs of patients who suffer from chronic illnesses. These patients most often have the highest burden of disease and represent the highest cost on society. The SpectrumCare Group is dedicated to advancing the treatment and understanding of chronic conditions through integrated clinical practice, research, and education.
The SpectrumCare Group works closely with Neurovations Clinical Research and Neurovations Education. Neurovations Clinical Research conducts and manages clinical trials and offers a state-of-the-art surgical training facility for investigator training, clinical training, and for medical device development projects in the fields of pain management and neurologic disease. Neurovations Education works to unite clinicians, researchers, scientists and industry innovators to advance the treatment and understanding of chronic conditions. Neurovations Education hosts national multi-day Continuing Medical Education Conferences, including: the annual Kauai Pain Conference, the annual Napa Pain Conference, and the bi-annual conference, Neuromodulations: The Science.
The SpectrumCare Group Includes:
Founded in 1992, the Napa Pain Institute offers patients unrivaled, evidence-based and compassionate care in the management of chronic pain and neurologic disease. The practice is also widely recognized in the field of Neuromodulation, the placement of implanted devices for the treatment of severe pain.
Established in 2015, the Napa Wound Healing Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain, non-healing wounds, and offers advanced wound healing services. This practice is devoted to whole-patient care and provides the only Wound and Ostomy-certified nurse in the Napa area.
The Spine & Pain Center of Kauai opened its doors in 2014, bringing specialty care in pain medicine, Neuromodulation, and the care of related chronic conditions to the island of Kauai for the first time. The clinic is devoted to inspiring hope and contributing to the health and well-being of the Kauai community.
In 2013, N3 Laboratories began supporting safer prescribing for patients with chronic pain by offering specialist practitioners advanced urine drug testing capabilities, risk management, regulatory consulting, and workflow integration expertise.
SpectrumCare is proud to support the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Public Health. The organization is committed to Global Public Health, Pain Management, and treating the underserved, Dr. Grigsby and his wife, Dr. Mary Rocca, established the HealthRoots Foundation in 1996. During the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, HealthRoots supported the establishment of the Palliative Care Association of Malawi, Africa, which provides education, funding and advocacy in one of the most medically underserved countries in the world. Thousands of patients have received palliative medications and homecare during their end-of-life as a result of the organization’s efforts. Today, HealthRoots has partnered with the University of California at San Francisco School of Public Health to establish the “Global Health Innovation Challenge.” The challenge is aimed at stimulating and supporting innovation in healthcare and its delivery for the developing world. The first competition was held in April 2016.