BRADENTON, Fla. — Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Arthur Valadie with Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management and physical therapy services, recently received a 20 years of service recognition award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).
The distinguished award is bestowed to team physicians with major and minor league baseball teams who have dedicated 20 years of service. The PBATS acknowledged four recipients, including Dr. Valadie and three from its Altoona affiliate in Altoona, Penn.
“For more than 20 years, Dr. Arthur Valadie has been an invaluable part of the Pittsburgh Pirates health care team, providing expert medical care to team players and overseeing the orthopedic care for the Florida operations,” said Dr. Patrick Demeo, the medical director for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Dr. Valadie has acted as the team doctor for The Gulf Coast League Pirates over the past 20 years. He assists with preseason and postseason player evaluations, performs medical procedures on players who require surgery and rehabilitation in Bradenton and manages the care of all the players that come through for camps, workouts and rehabilitation.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Arthur Valadie and his staff,” said Carl Randolph, medical services coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “Dr. Valadie is a skilled physician with a calming demeanor that puts our players at ease. His staff is always professional and accommodating and plays an integral part in ensuring the proper care of our players.”
Dr. Valadie specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee and shoulder reconstruction. He attended medical school at the University of Florida, completed his residency at Emory University and obtained a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine from the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Valadie treats patients of all ages with special interest in athletic injuries in young and aging athletes. He is the physician president of Coastal Orthopedics and also serves as the sports medicine physician to the U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academy and State College of Florida.
“I am so humbled and honored to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Valadie. “Working with the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last 20 years has been a wonderful experience. The Pirates organization has invested in our community for many years, and it has been very rewarding to work closely with their staff and players to ensure they receive great care when they are here. A special thanks to Carl Randolph, who has been a great liaison with the organization for many years.”
About Coastal Orthopedics
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 20 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with cutting-edge 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, spine surgery, 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, visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.