General Orthopaedic Injury
Acute/Chronic Back Pain
Workman’s Comp Injuries
Non Surgical Management of Spinal Pathology
Fluoroscopic Guided Epidural Steroid Injection
Sacroiliac Joint and Facet Joint Injections
Non Surgical Musculoskeletal Care

Meet Dr. Guinand



Richard G. Guinand, DO

Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Specialist ACOFP

As a non-surgical spine specialist at SMOC, Dr. Richard Guinand offers initial diagnosis and treatment of general orthopaedic injuries, acute and chronic back pain, workman’s compensation injuries, and non-surgical management of spinal pathology.

After a 13-year career training bottle-nosed dolphins, Dr. Guinand embarked on a cross country journey which eventually brought him to SMOC. His trek included graduating in the top five percent of his class from medical school, working 15 years as a Board Certified Family Practice doctor specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, and serving five of those years as a physician for SEAL teams at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA.

Throughout his career Dr. Guinand has worked towards new and better methods to improve the health and well-being of his patients. He is committed to getting people healthy in the quickest, most cost effective methods available without the use of surgery. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Guinand loves surfing, snowboarding and offers his expertise with youth and college baseball, soccer and other sports.

“I absolutely love to help people get well.” –  Richard D. Guinand, DO 

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Biology, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Medical Degree

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with honors, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Undergraduate Clinical and Teaching Fellowship, Osteopathic Principles and Practice


Board Certification – American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Internship, Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA

Emerging Treatment

Dr. Guinand is interested to see if stem cell research will lead to disc regeneration or improvement in arthritic joints. We are a long way before that happens, but even “baby steps” is still forward progress.

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