BRADENTON, Fla. — Doctors from the full-service practice Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management (CoastalOrthopedics.com) will provide physician support to athletes at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch under a new agreement with athletic training provider Premier Sports Medicine of Florida.
“We are excited to partner with the Premier Sports Campus and Coastal Orthopedics to achieve the goal of player safety with immediate onsite medical care for all events at the Premier Sports Campus,” said Adam Greenfield, Premier Sports Medicine president and head athletic trainer. “We look forward to working with the Premier Sports Campus and Coastal Orthopedics to create a top-rated athletic training room on campus to complement the onsite satellite medical stations we use for events.”
The 140-acre Premier Sports Campus includes 22 fields and hosts a variety of sporting events, including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby, football, Frisbee golf and punt/pass/kick football.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with the Premier Sports Campus as their preferred sports medicine physicians,” said Dr. Arthur Valadie, Coastal Orthopedics president and sports medicine specialist. “As our community’s sole provider of professional sports medicine services to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer and the Baltimore Orioles, we feel uniquely qualified to effectively support the medical needs of the many athletes who utilize this state-of-the-art facility.”
The Premier Sports Campus opened in 2011 and has hosted several nationally and internationally known events, including Florida Youth Soccer Association tournaments, 3D Lacrosse Blue Chip training camps and the Nike International Friendlies Soccer tournament.
“I feel privileged to work with so many of our local, regional and national athletic talents,” said Dr. Daniel Lamar, a sports medicine specialist at Coastal Orthopedics. “I am tasked with insuring that these competitors have the medical resources needed to perform at the elite level in their chosen sport.”
Future phases at the Premier Sports Campus include plans to host Special Olympics softball and baseball organizations, tournaments, camps and clinics, as well as various other special events for athletes around the area and country.
“My experience working with world-class athletes is not limited to the professionals like the Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Orioles and U.S. Soccer team,” Dr. Lamar said. “I am just as passionate about the rising stars in our communities and our local area high school competitors. It is extremely rewarding to serve the diverse mix of professional talent and aspiring superstars brought in by the Premier Sports Campus.”
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.