November 18, 1964, Richard Kaplan, then 17 years young, began his path. His neck was broken and his spinal cord severely damaged in a car accident that left both of his arms and legs paralyzed.  After months of grueling physical therapy sessions, he left Magee Rehab without the aid of a wheelchair or braces. 

  He stated: “My personal experience really led me to my calling.”

  Dr. Kaplan graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He went into private practice in Center City in 1984 and was the founder of Richard H. Kaplan, M.D., P.C.


  Randall N. Smith, M.D. joined Dr. Kaplan in January, 2014.  Dr. Smith attended Temple Medical School, graduating in 1973, and completed a surgical internship and orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He became Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1979, and recertified in orthopedic surgery three times. He became certified in Pain Management in 2005. For nearly three decades, he did general orthopedics, specializing in orthopedic trauma. Due to multiple lumbar disc problems and back injuries, he was led into pain management. He now concentrates on pain management with office orthopedics. He has over 40 years of experience and is well equipped to treat pain management and orthopedic problems. 


  Benjamin E. Kaplan, M.D, MS joined the medical practice, started by his father, in 2017. He received his medical degree in 2013 from St. George’s University and completed a medical internship at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kaplan did his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cleveland, Ohio at Metrohealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kaplan has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise, chronic pain, and electrodiagnostic testing. 



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