Florida Center for Orthopaedics (FCO) was formed in 1999 by some of the most respected physicians and surgeons in central Florida.

At Florida Center for Orthopaedics, we have a tradition of open communication in caring for our patients. We want you to tell us everything you can, ask all your questions, and have complete confidence in your care. Our board certified physicians work hand-in-hand with patients on diagnosis, treatment and recovery. In short, we’ll be partners with you in a program of completely individualized care – whatever your injury or medical need.

Call us today at (407) 292-2156 to request an appointment!

Richard C. Smith, MD, FACS

Dr. Richard C. Smith has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and practicing in Central Florida since 1990. His vast experience, including minimally invasive spine and joint surgery, allows him to provide expert opinions and treatment recommendations for a wide range of patients.

Along with several well-respected physicians, including Denise Carter M.D., who is affiliated with Orlando Health and Advent Health. She is on the board of the West Orange Healthcare District and actually founded the Florida Center for Orthopedics in 1999.

Dr. Richard Smith also offers expert services on IMEs, CMEs, QTCs, and Medical Reviews.

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