about our chiropractic office Orlando, Fl
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, physical therapy, 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

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...

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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.

Andre Ishmael

Andre Ishmael

DPT

Andre combines his passion for the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation with his love of sports and fitness, as well as a personal background in competitive athletics. He enjoys working with...

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Andre Ishmael

DPT

Andre combines his passion for the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation with his love of sports and fitness, as well as a personal background in competitive athletics. He enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and has taken a liking to working with the orthopedics and athletic population. Andre is committed to designing individualized plans of care for each patient based on their specific needs.

Andre earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida. With his attendance there, he participated in different community outreach programs such as volunteering with the Orange County Clash Quad Rugby team and the Florida Special Olympics. Prior to completing his DPT program, Andre graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Allied Health. He is a member of the Orthopedic and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Chris Lipps

Chris Lipps

PTA

Chris earned his Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistance from Keiser University where he graduated at the top of his class. Chris is driven by a love of fitness and a desire to help others....

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Chris Lipps

PTA

Chris earned his Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistance from Keiser University where he graduated at the top of his class. Chris is driven by a love of fitness and a desire to help others. He draws inspiration from his patients’ hard work and finds joy in participating in their recovery back to good health.

Chris is a United States Air Force Veteran and continues to proudly serve as an Air Force Reservist. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephews and challenging himself by competing in obstacle races.

Judy Kuehnel

Judy Kuehnel

PT

Judy has always worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has a love for the orthopedic and sports medicine population. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science...

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Judy Kuehnel

PT

Judy has always worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has a love for the orthopedic and sports medicine population. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. While attending UConn she spent 4 years as a starting soccer player on UConn’s Division 1 soccer team. This included playing in the Division 1 National Championship.

Following her graduation from UConn, Judy worked as a clinic manager in an outpatient orthopedic setting until her move to Florida in 2005. In her spare time, Judy enjoys spending time with her 3 teenage children, running, spinning, working out, and golfing.