BRADENTON, Fla. — Joint replacement specialist and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alan Valadie with Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and physical therapy services, was recently honored with Blake Medical Center’s 2020 Doctor of the Year award.
Since the awards’ inception in 1983, Dr. Alan Valadie is the only physician to receive this distinguished recognition twice. He first won the award in 2013.
During March 2020, nominations were accepted and received from patients, caregivers and fellow physicians. The hospital received hundreds of submissions and narrowed the field to 11 finalists.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this incredible accolade again,” said Dr. Alan Valadie. “It’s a privilege to work with my colleagues at Coastal Orthopedics and Blake Medical Center to serve the medical needs of the community with high-quality care.”
Dr. Alan Valadie joined Coastal Orthopedics in 1996. Since then, he has also been a part of the medical staff at Blake Medical Center, helping to bring innovative and cutting-edge joint replacement strategies to the hospital.
“Dr. Alan Valadie’s contributions to our hospital over the last 24 years are invaluable,” said Randy Currin, president and chief executive officer of Blake Medical Center. “His leadership, dedication and intense focus on quality, safety and optimal patient outcomes have significantly shaped our award-winning orthopedic program and enhanced procedures throughout the hospital.”
In 2017, Dr. Alan Valadie joined Blake Medical Center’s board of trustees and remains an active member. From 2010-16, he served on the hospital’s medical executive committee and the medical director of the hospital’s Joint Replacement and Spine Institute for the last 12 years.
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.