Meet our Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology Physicians at
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County
Gary M. Richman, M.D.
Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology
Dr. Richman is a Pain Medicine physician and is Board Certified in anesthesiology. His area of expertise is treating pain of the neck, back, joints, and extremities using interventional pain management techniques. After graduating from Hobart College and S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Richman completed residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics at S.U.N.Y at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, as well as anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition, he completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He has practiced pain medicine and anesthesiology in South Florida since 1995. Dr. Richman is also an active member and speaker for the Florida Stay at Work Consortium.
Sue Cohn, M.D.
Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology
Dr. Cohn is Board Certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology. She studied medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Cohn completed her internship at UCLA and returned to New York for three years of residency in anesthesiology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Following her residency, she completed a fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Hospital specializing in intervention pain management techniques. Dr. Cohn focuses on multimodal and interventional management of chronic pain conditions. She has a special interest in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation for conditions including back pain, neuropathy, and occipital neuralgia. She also has a special interest in cancer-related pain with training in the latest techniques including intrathecal drug delivery systems.
Joseph A. Quinones, M.D.
Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology
Dr. Quinones is Board Certified in both pain management & anesthesiology. He was raised in Boynton Beach Florida. After earning a BA in chemistry from Florida Atlantic University he pursued a career as a chemist and Information Technologies manager. After 5 years in the industry he leapt at the chance to earn his M.D from The American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Quinones completed anesthesia residency followed by a Pain Medicine Fellowship at The Detroit Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of anesthesiology and certified in pain medicine.

Dr. Quinones’s areas of interest are Neuromodulation, Spinal cord stimulation, Multimodal treatment of Chronic Pain conditions, and Regenerative medicine.
How to live well with Osteoarthritis
by  OCPBC  

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting more than 27 million Americans. While there is no cure for OA, there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms, slow down the progression of this disease and live well with osteoarthritis.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most effective things you can do to help you live well with osteoarthritis. Because osteoarthritis is a progressive disease where the underlying bone and cartilage break down in the joint, if you are carrying extra weight this will cause undue stress on the joint and will increase joint damage.

If weight management is a challenge for you, you should speak with your doctor to create a weight loss plan.

Physical Activity
Research has shown that exercise is extremely helpful to reduce joint pain and improve mobility for people with osteoarthritis. Your exercise routine should incorporate a mix of stretching, strength training and cardiovascular exercises like walking, the elliptical or swimming. Try to get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity on most days, and do strength training at least two times per week.

Healthy Diet
There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that what you eat can make your osteoarthritis worse, but in general a healthy diet is essential for a healthy body. You need an adequate supply of energy, vitamins and minerals from your diet to help keep your immune system strong, and give you energy to get through your daily tasks and activities. A healthy diet will also help manage your weight.

Pack your diet full of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains and lean proteins while reducing your intake of sugar and processed foods.

There are many medications available to help you manage the effects of osteoarthritis including injections, pills, and topical treatments. Make sure you speak with your doctor to discuss what medications are right for you.

Working with Healthcare Professionals
Adding a physiotherapist and occupational therapist to you healthcare team can be extremely beneficial. An occupational therapist will be able to advise on various assistive devices or adaptations you can make in your home and work life to live better. A physiotherapist will be able to provide rehabilitation for the damaged joint and create a customized exercise program to make sure you’re working for your body and not against it.
If joint damage is severe, it’s also important to see a doctor that specializes in orthopedic care. Because there is no cure for arthritis, joint replacement surgery is the only option to provide relief. An orthopedic surgeon will consult with you to see if joint replacement surgery is the proper course of treatment.

OCPBC and Arthritis Care
At OCPBC we have a wide range of specialists including orthopedic surgeons, occupational therapist and physiotherapists that can help you manage your osteoarthritis. Please call us at 561-967-6500 to make an appointment.
Office Locations:

Lake Worth
180 JFK Drive,
Suite 100
Atlantis FL, 33462

Boynton Beach
10275 Hagen Ranch Road
Suite 200
Boynton Beach FL 33437

1221 S. State Road 7
Suite 200
Wellington FL 33414