BRADENTON, Fla. — Joint replacement specialist and board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Cashen with Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and physical therapy services, recently received the Patients’ Choice Award from the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
The award recognizes the physician on staff at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center with the most positive patient compliments. Nominated by the hospital’s patients, the honor is bestowed four times per year. During the first quarter of 2020, 67 different providers were recognized for a total of 188 submissions. Dr. Cashen received the most compliments of any provider.
During the process, data is gathered from the hospital’s patient surveys and discharge phone calls. Any physician who is recognized is eligible for this award.
“I am honored to receive the first Patients’ Choice Award from Lakewood Ranch Medical Center,” said Dr. Cashen. “It has been a privilege to act as the medical director of the joint replacement program and to work alongside the caring staff on the orthopedics unit. I greatly appreciate the kind words of our patients.”
Dr. Cashen joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2007. He has been a part of the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s staff since 2008 and has served as its medical director of the Orthopedic Spine and Joint Center for the past eight years.
“Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is honored to recognize Dr. David Cashen as our first provider chosen for the Patients’ Choice Award,” said Andy Guz, chief executive officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “Feedback from our patients is very important to us to maintain the highest quality of care.”
Dr. Cashen has 18 years of experience in joint replacement surgery, with a special interest in hip and knee replacements, as well as complex revision surgery. He is especially interested in arthritis care techniques, such as partial knee replacement, computer navigation, hip resurfacing and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cashen completed two fellowships in joint replacement at both the world-renowned Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Virginia and Zimmer Arthroplasty in New Zealand.
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.