Our Promise to You

We are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality, and cutting-edge orthopedic care. While that’s important, the real value of our work comes in reinvigorating the day-to-day life of passionate people like you. People who love to bike, swim, walk, and run. People who love to play with their grandchildren and relax with their friends on the golf course or on the boat. And so much more. At The Orthopedic Clinic, we’re committed to helping you live your life in full-motion again.



About The Orthopedic ClinicOur Story

The Orthopedic Clinic was founded in 1961 by Dr. Thurman Gillespy Jr., who was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the Daytona Beach community. His practice provided much needed orthopedic care that wasn’t previously available, and it quickly grew to a multi-provider practice in East Central Florida.

Dr. Gillespy trained in an orthopedics program in Philadelphia, PA, where he met Dr. Gilbert Martin, Dr. Willis Stose and Dr. Mel Dodd who joined The Orthopedic clinic shortly after its inception. The founding partners believed that orthopedics was about treating the individual patient, not just the illness. They took the patient’s lifestyle and health goals into account before recommending a treatment plan.

Today, we still follow in our founder’s footsteps. Our mission is to provide quality, individualized healthcare to the community — one patient at a time.

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Meet The Physicians

Our trusted orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians specialize in treating ailments and trauma of the hip, knee, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, foot, and ankle. No matter what orthopedic injury you have, our dependable physicians are dedicated to helping you do the things you love again.

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Our Team

At The Orthopedic Clinic, we believe in providing the best, most comprehensive care for our patients — no matter who the patient is or what their circumstances may be. This wouldn’t be possible without our trusted physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (APRNs), and physical therapists.


The Orthopedic Clinic Careers

Are you looking for somewhere you can use your experience and background to make a difference in the world? Are you committed to being a positive and dependable team player? If you answered yes, we want to meet you!

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My Back pain started around 1990. Over time I have endured aching across my low back, up to not being able to stand. I tried facet injections from another provider that did not help. I tried Physical therapy that also didn’t help. I resorted to medications/muscle relaxers/anti-inflammatories and pain meds. Over time it has progressed to where I can barely walk, I’m 55 walking around like I’m 80, with people constantly asking if I’m ok. I heard about Dr Sims and decided to give it another try out of desperation. First let me say if you are looking for great bedside manner, able to listen and discuss your possibilities at a level you can understand, He Does. We decided on a treatment and I was scheduled at Daytona Surgery Center across from Twin Lakes in Ormond Beach. I cannot in words do justice to how well run, clean and professional everyone was. Now to the best part...... the next day my back pain was COMPLETELY gone!!!!!!! For the first time in 18+Years! I forgot what it was like to not be in pain and not take any medications. Some people are thinking I must be making all this up as some sort of promotion. I never met Dr Sims or any of his staff EVER. I’m just so blessed to not be in pain that I feel obligated to want others to get the help I recieved.

- John R.

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