Coastal Orthopedics’ physicians chosen for nationwide list of top doctors

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 educations, 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.