BRADENTON, Fla. — Nine physicians with Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and physical therapy services, were recently recognized as recipients named on the 2020 list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors.
The doctors who earned this prestigious distinction include pain management specialist Dr. Richard Bundschu, joint replacement specialist Dr. David Cashen, pain management specialist Dr. Douglas Constant, pain management specialist Dr. Gennady Gekht, shoulder and elbow specialist Dr. Avinash Kumar, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Laura Ottaviani, sports medicine specialist Dr. Steven Schafer, spine specialist Dr. Eric Sundberg and joint replacement specialist Dr. Alan Valadie.
For over 25 years, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. There are more than 850,000 practicing doctors in the U.S. but not all qualify as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. The list is curated of approximately 60,000 board-certified U.S. physicians.
“We are truly proud of our providers for achieving this esteemed professional recognition on Castle Connolly’s very respected, hand-selected list that represents the best physicians in the U.S.,” said Paige LeMay, chief executive officer at Coastal Orthopedics. “For more than 45 years, our experts have provided compassionate, personalized patient-centered care across a wide range of subspecialties, and this acknowledgement is truly a testament to our deeply dedicated physicians.”
The Castle Connolly physician-led research team rigorously screens these physicians’ medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and additional information. The extensive nomination process encompasses thousands of American doctors. The physicians 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 19 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 servicing 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 45 years, its 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.