BRADENTON, Fla. — Three physicians from the comprehensive and full-service orthopedic, sports medicine and pain management practice Coastal Orthopedics (CoastalOrthopedics.com) have been recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2016.
Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Steven J. Schafer, interventional pain management specialist Dr. Gennady Gekht and interventional pain management specialist Dr. Douglas L. Constant earned the prestigious recognition.
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors are rigorously selected from among hundreds of thousands of physicians. Dr. Schafer was also recognized in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Dr. Gekht was previously named a Top Doctor in 2014 and 2015. This is the first year Dr. Constant has been recognized by Castle Connolly.
“Coastal Orthopedics is committed to providing exemplary patient care, and the Castle Connolly Top Doctors distinction is a testament to the high quality of our physicians,” Coastal Orthopedics CEO Paige LeMay said. “Dr. Schafer, Dr. Gekht and Dr. Constant represent the best of the best in American physicians, and we’re proud they are members of the Coastal team.”
Castle Connolly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process that encompasses thousands of American doctors each year. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team carefully screens these physicians’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and additional information. The doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in the communities are selected for inclusion.
About Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 15 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. In addition to three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers each serving Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. For more than 40 years, our highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.