BRADENTON, Fla. — Three physicians from the comprehensive and full-service Coastal Orthopedics were recently named to an exclusive list of the nation’s top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
The company, which helps consumers find the best healthcare possible, again selected pain management specialist Dr. Douglas Constant, pain management specialist Dr. Gennady Gekht and orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Steven J. Schafer for the 2018 Castle Connolly Top Doctors.
Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations for the prestigious recognition. This year’s Castle Connolly listing represents the third year Dr. Constant has received the recognition. It is the fourth year Dr. Gekht has been honored with the designation and the sixth year Dr. Schafer has been named a top doctor.
“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,” said Coastal Orthopedics CEO Paige LeMay. “Dr. Schafer, Dr. Gekht and Dr. Constant represent the best of the best in American physicians. 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. More than 50,000 physicians and healthcare executives participate in Castle Connolly’s nomination process.
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
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 17 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, its highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, rehabilitation and pain management of the hand, shoulder, elbow, feet and ankles. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.