Our Practice

Established in 2001 in historic Riverside, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists has grown to 47 healthcare providers, including 14 board certified orthopedic physicians and one certified Chiropractor. We have six state-of the-art Jacksonville locations, all of which have on-site Physical Therapy departments.

Our offices are conveniently located near exceptional hospitals with which we are affiliated: St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County.  Out-patient procedures are performed on-site at Center One Surgery Center, located near the Southside office.

As the practice grows and evolves to serve the needs of Northeast Florida and South Georgia, we will continue to ensure our patients enjoy the very best orthopedic facilities and expert care!

Cutting Edge Orthopedic Care

Stem Cell Therapy: Our Beaches location now offers Stem Cell Therapy for patients.

MRI: Southeast Orthopedic Specialists now offers an in-house MRI in our Southside location, providing more quality and efficient care to our patients.

Leaders In Sports Medicine

A dedicated and generous supporter of area athletics, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists has developed a renowned sports medicine team consisting of Dr. Kevin Murphy, former orthopedic consultant to The White House and Pentagon, Dr. Rahul Deshmukh, a Harvard-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Paul Shirley, a knee specialist for over 30 years, Dr. Chris Swanson, former assistant team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dr. Aaron Bates, former team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dr. Stephan Esser, a Harvard-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with a non-surgical approach. Whether you are an area athlete or a “weekend warrior,” Southeast Orthopedic Specialists offers you the highest quality of sports medicine care in Northeast Florida.

Joint Replacement

Whether severe or moderate arthritis is afflicting your hip, knee, shoulder or hand, joint replacement surgery can help alleviate pain and restore functional use of the joint. Total joint replacement surgery can give you joints that literally feel like new. Our highly skilled Joint Replacement surgeons, Dr. Gavan Duffy, Dr. Max Lincoln and Dr. Deshmukh, are armed with state-of-the-art medical materials and enable many patients to experience joints that remain pain-free for decades.

The Hand

Our hands are our physical connection to our world. Arthritis-related thumb pain, finger pain and wrist pain can make simple actions like opening jars, turning keys, and grasping objects into agony. These conditions can often be treated without surgery. When surgery does become necessary, our expert Hand Surgery Specialists, Dr. Chris Goll and Dr. Brett Puckett, practice the latest techniques in hand care.

Foot and Ankle

Inside our feet is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, nerves, muscles and tendons, all of which must flex and function in precise harmony. When injury or disease occurs, expert care is needed to restore feet to their fullest potential. Dr. Jorge Acevedo is our Foot and Ankle specialist.


Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, PhD, offers complete spine care, from minimally invasive to complex spinal reconstructive surgery. While he is committed to conservative treatment, if surgery is necessary, you can trust Dr. Hurford will utilize the most advanced spine surgery techniques available.  Dr. Stephan Esser, who works closely with Dr. Hurford, is a physiatrist specializing in the non-surgical treatment of and rehabilitation for the full spectrum of spine conditions.

Emergency Orthopedic Care

At Southeast Orthopedic Specialists, we have a dedicated Emergency Orthopedic Program dedicated to treating fractures and traumatic injuries. Dr. Farid Hakim treats patients based on a careful and thorough evaluation, which may include the use of onsite diagnostics, and development of a personalized treatment plan best suited for your injury. Treatment may include surgery, physical therapy, casts, splints or medication.

On-Site Rehabilitation

We are proud to have six on-site physical therapy departments to provide our patients with quality care and convenience. Our therapists are all trained in orthopedic manual physical therapy and provide our patients with the latest in evidence-based interventions.

Large treatment areas, state-of-the-art equipment, and our hands-on approach make our clinic a comfortable environment for your orthopedic rehabilitative needs. We also offer occupational therapy by our certified hand therapist. Our therapists work very closely with all the surgeons and maintain the necessary communication to enhance patient outcomes.

Frank Collier – Pain Management Specialist | SouthEast Orthopedic Specialist

Frank Collier, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Frank Collier is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician and Pain Management Specialist who specializes in the treatment of injuries and illnesses that affect how people move and function while living with pain.



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