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Leading Growth Platform in Orthopedics

Orthopedic Care Partners (OCP), one of the largest private equity-backed orthopedic platforms in the US, is the holding company for The Orthopaedic Institute, Florida, The Steadman Clinic, Colorado, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute in Arizona, and other affiliated practices. OCP practices retain their own unique identities and brands while maintaining clinical autonomy.

Parents with clinically-focused, leading orthopedic practices

Target markets with ability to build density

Integrate ASC procedures at a high capture rate

Maximize revenue by expanding sub-specialty and ancillary services

Leverage corporate scale for procurement and operational savings

Develop enhanced referral network and patient access points to the OCP ecosystem

Reduce administrative burden

Expand physician base via OCP’s proprietary physician network










Practice Partners


Physician Hires across all divisions


Physician Retention

Why Choose to Partner with OCP


OCP practices retain their own unique identities and brands while maintaining clinical autonomy. OCP is growing rapidly via multiple paths including: adding physicians (via practice affiliations and recruiting), adding & expanding locations, renegotiating managed care contracts, increasing ancillary services, and growing value-based care.


Aligned Mission & Values

OCP’s Mission & Values

OCP’s Mission

To improve our patients’ quality of life through greater mobility and pain relief by providing the most compassionate advanced clinical treatment in each of the communities we serve.

OCP’s Vision

To be the preeminent growth company by being the first choice of our patients, providers, and people

OCP’s Values

An unwavering commitment to physician, collaboration, superior clinical outcomes, and exceptional patient experiences.

Enterprise Support for Growing Practices

Enterprise-wide Support

OCP has a top-tier management team, along with a fully built-out, highly scalable integrated infrastructure.  Not only does this provide best-in-class value-add services to our practices but also a platform capable of supporting significant future growth.



Revenue Cycle Management

Human Resources


Cybersecurity & IT

Legal, Compliance, Training & Audit

Business Development & Recruitment

Insurance & Credentialing

Research & Development

Facilities Management

Medical Malpractice & Risk Management

Business Intelligence

Full continuum of MSK services

Deep Breadth of Capabilities

OCP is a vertically-integrated platform and offers a full continuum of MSK services

Orthopedic Services

  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Total Joint
  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Non-operative Sports
  • Trauma
  • Hip
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care Walk-in

Assosiated MSK Services

  • Interventional Pain Management
  • MSK Radiology
  • Non-Operative Regenerative Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Ancillary Services

  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Imaging – MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound
  • Worker’s Compensation Pharmacy

Our Process

Joining Forces with OCP

Step 1

Initial Contact

Familiarize yourself with the OCP family, explore our partnership model, and discuss the benefits of joining forces with us.

Step 2


Develop your practice’s financial overview, assess market dynamics, and identify opportunities for growth and expansion.

Step 3

Due Diligence

Confirm key information, ensure regulatory compliance and finalize the economic terms for a successful partnership.

Step 4

Agreements & Closing

Document terms, develop an integration plan while maintaining brand identity, and transfer proceeds to new partners.

Stronger Together

Practice Partners

We seek partners that share our values and goals, focusing on outstanding clinical quality, superior patient experience, and interests aligned to achieve smart, robust growth.

Industry Expertise

Executive Leadership

Rich Gilbert, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

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Mike Rzendzian

Chief Financial Officer

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Grady Wilson

Chief Development Officer

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Lyle Luedeman

Chief Human Resource Officer

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Dan Drawbaugh

President, OCP Mountain West Division

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Paula R. Hecht

President, OCP Southwest Division

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Joe Tribout

President, OCP Central Division

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Jim Needham

President, OCP Southeast Division

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Ed Mackay

Vice President, Physician Recruitment

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Brandie Warren

Corporate Controller

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Tracy Fillies

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

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Keri Rimes

Director of Quality and Value-based Care

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Surry Wood

Vice President of Corporate Development

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Michael McAtee

Chief Business Intelligence Officer

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Kate Wilmouth

Chief Compliance Officer

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David McCraney

Chief Information Officer

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Physician Leadership

Our physicians are trained at top medical schools, residencies, and fellowships. Our physicians are leaders in clinical research, training fellows, and serve as physicians for professional sports teams and the Olympics. Each Division Chief Medical Officer works closely with our physicians and administrative team maintaining physician alignment, clinical symposiums, recruiting, and identifying growth opportunities.

This creates a culture of collegiality, shared learning, and best practices.

Edward M. Jaffe, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Zakariah S. Mahmood, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Marc J. Philippon, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Erol Yoldas, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Raymond H. Kim, M.D.

Board Member

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David King, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Steven C. Zeiller, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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