Accessibility Tools

Richard G. Guinand, DOBoard Certified
Sports Medicine and Spine Specialist

Richard G. Guinand, DO

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.

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.

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Sentara
  • Sentara
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • 5801 Harbour View Blvd
    Suite 200
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

  • 501 Discovery Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


  • 150 Burnett’s Way
    Suite 100
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm