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Orthopedic Care Partners Adds Florida Spine & Pain to its Growing Platform

This is OCP’s sixth strategic partnership and further expands its network of physician practices across Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– December 3, 2019 – Orthopedic Care Partners (OCP), the holding company for The Orthopaedic Institute (TOI) and other affiliated practices, today announced a strategic practice affiliation with Florida Spine & Pain, LLC. This transaction represents OCP’s sixth partnership in 2019 and further expands its network of physician practices across the state of Florida.

Based in the Villages and founded in 2017, Florida Spine & Pain is the leading interventional pain management practice in Marion County and The Villages. With the addition of Florida Spine & Pain, OCP’s Florida platform is now comprised of 45 physicians.  Nationally, OCP is comprised of 61 physicians.

“The partnership with OCP gives us the resources and expertise necessary to accelerate our growth and enhance our commitment to patient care by attracting new physicians to the platform,” said Vijay Babu, M.D., founder of Florida Spine & Pain. “We look forward to joining forces with OCP and continuing to grow our presence throughout Florida.”

Rich Gilbert, M.D., CEO of OCP, added, “The addition of Florida Spine & Pain brings an important high-quality practice to OCP and accelerates our momentum as we continue to execute our growth strategy across Florida. We warmly welcome Dr. Babu and his team to the OCP family.”

OCP is backed by Varsity Healthcare Partners (“VHP”), a lower middle-market healthcare services private equity investment firm with expertise in growing care provider platforms.

About Orthopedic Care Partners (OCP)

Orthopedic Care Partners (OCP) is the leading partner for high-performing orthopedic surgery practices. We provide financial liquidity, enhanced resources and capital to our family of practices while allowing them to maintain the unique identities that have made them so successful. To learn more, visit



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