Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Dr. R. Timothy Richards

Dr. R. Timothy Richards
Dr. Richards graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1994. He completed a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio where he was appointed Chief Medical Resident in his 3rd year.

He practiced internal medicine in a primary care setting for three years before returning to Mount Carmel as Director of the Medical House Physicians Program. After 12 years in this position, he transitioned to a private hospitalist group at Mount Carmel. Before his career in medicine, Dr. Richards graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Accounting and pursued a career in business working as a Medicaid Auditor for the State of Ohio as well as an administrator of a medical center. After 11 years in business, he made a life-changing decision to return to University to pursue a career in medicine.

Dr. Richards, a native of Massillon, Ohio, played football and ran track in high school and played football for one year in college. He well understands how musculoskeletal injuries, if left untreated, can adversely affect a person throughout their life.

Dr. Richards takes both a personal and professional interest in improving the quality of life of his patients. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife Erin of 14 years and remains an avid runner and a Massillon Tigers fan to this day.


Dr. Dan Reed

Dr. Dan ReedDr. Dan Reed grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Upper Arlington High School. While attending high school he graduated with honors and was a two-time State Champion, two-time Midwest Champion and three-time letterman for the lacrosse team.

Dr. Reed completed his undergraduate at Roanoke College, majoring in Business Administration. He played lacrosse all four years while attending Roanoke College and was a two-time All-American, Two-time all-ODAC conference, a four-year letterman, and Senior Captain.

After completing his undergraduate, Dr. Reed moved back to Columbus and worked for Nationwide Financial for five years. During this time, Dr. Reed also volunteered his time coaching for Upper Arlington varsity lacrosse team and stayed active by competitively running half marathons. In 2011, Dr. Reed experienced a number of injuries while competing and found his calling to become a chiropractor while receiving chiropractic care for his injuries.

In 2015, Dr. Reed graduated Cum Laude from Life University. While attending Chiropractic School, Dr. Reed specialized in nutrition and treating sports related injuries. Since moving back to his hometown of Columbus, he has joined the team at Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehab where he plans to educate and empower his community on how to live active, healthy, drug-free lives.

Dr. Reed enjoys working out, running, attending Buckeye games, fishing, and spending time with his lovely new wife, Kate, and their bulldog, Layla.


Dr. Marc Schechter

Dr. Marc Schechter grew up in Long Island N.Y. After obtaining his Bachelors Degree in Science from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, he matriculated into Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.  There Dr. Marc earned his professional degree of Doctor of Chiropractic.

As adventure called, he moved to the Dominican Republic in 1997 to start a chiropractic practice. He loved practicing there until moving back to the USA in 2009. In 2012 he and his family moved to Columbus. We are proud to welcome Dr. Marc as the newest member of Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehab.

Dr. Schechter’s passions are his family, traveling, and photography.  He truly enjoys merging those passions and even has become an award-winning photographer.


Dr. Sophia Beynen

Dr. Sophia Beynen joined Buckeye PMR full time in December 2015. She specialized and certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Her main areas of treatment are Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Weight Loss and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Benyon has 15 ½ year experience in primary care in Columbus. She graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and did her Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Carmel West.


Cindy Sutantio, CNP

Cindy was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She moved to the United States to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at The Ohio State University. Upon graduation, she worked as an auditor at a public accounting firm in Columbus for four years before changing her career to healthcare. In 2009, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Capital University and assumed a full-time position as a Registered Nurse at Fairfield Medical Center. She then enrolled in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Cincinnati and graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013. She is excited to be a part of this organization and to serve the surrounding community.


Charles Kay, MPT

Charles Kay, MPT

C.J., originally from Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Sciences with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology. Upon graduation, C.J. entered the physical therapy program earning a Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2004. After relocating to Columbus, he practiced physical therapy with an emphasis on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation as well as specializing in industrial rehab. In mid-2005, C.J. was certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), as well as several types of post-offer testing for several different companies.

Cindy Hietter, LMT

Hello! My name is Cindy Hietter. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. I received my certification in massage therapy at Columbus State Community College in the summer of 2000. Once I received my license, I worked on my friends and family while working full time with the YMCA of Central Ohio and the Greater Cincinnati YMCA.

After many years with the YMCA, I decided to change careers and work full time as a massage therapist. I started in February 2013, at what was then called Gahanna Family Chiropractic. After trying out a few other chiropractor offices, I returned to what is now called, Buckeye Physical Medicine & Rehab, Gahanna. I love the atmosphere and staff at Buckeye PMR. I also love the way we work with patients.

At Buckeye PMR, I really appreciate how we put together individualized care plans for each patient, work with each patient one on one, and offer many modalities to help get patients back to where they want to be.

Buckeye PMR allows me to utilize the different techniques I am trained in, on nearly a daily basis. I am trained in deep tissue, trigger point, pregnancy, and Swedish massage techniques. Because everyone is different, I cater each massage to the patient and listen to their needs and wants.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you get back to a healthier, painless lifestyle!

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