Coastal Orthopedics’ physicians named to national list of top doctors


From Left to right:
Back Row: Dr. Alan Valadie, Dr. David Cashen, Dr. Douglas Constant, Dr. Steven Schafer, Dr. Eric Sundberg
Front Row: Dr. Richard Bundschu, Dr. Gennady Gekht, Dr. Avinash Kumar, Dr. Laura Ottaviani

Nine Coastal Orthopedics physicians were recently recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2019.

The doctors who earned this prestigious recognition 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.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations for more than two decades. The extensive nomination process encompasses thousands of American doctors. Each year, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors are rigorously selected from nearly 100,000 nominations.

“Together, Coastal Orthopedics’ team of experts provides compassionate, personalized care across a wide range of subspecialties,” said Coastal Orthopedics CEO Paige LeMay. “The Castle Connolly Top Doctors distinction is truly a testament to our deeply committed physicians’ and their personalized, patient-centered care. This respected list represents the best physicians in America. We are proud of our team members for achieving this esteemed professional acknowledgement.”

The Castle Connolly physician-led research team carefully screens these physicians’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and additional information. The doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in the communities are selected for inclusion.

With over 45 years of dedicated service to patients throughout the Manatee and Sarasota areas, physicians from Coastal Orthopedics have earned a sterling reputation as leading local authorities on surgical and non-surgical treatment.