Arthur L. Valadie and Steven J. Schafer of Coastal Orthopedics have been named to Castle Connolly's list of Top Doctors of 2013 for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
Peer physicians nominate the doctors to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, which chooses the winners of each category.
Winners were chosen by a physician-led team and based on criteria including their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and more.
This year marks Valadie's second consecutive year to make the sought-after list as a "Top Doctor" in the category of orthopedics. Valadie specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, knee reconstruction and total joint replacement. He is also a sports medicine physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academies and the State College of Florida.
Schafer was also named "Top Doctor" in the category of sports medicine. Schafer specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee reconstruction. He is also a treating physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academies and State College of Florida as a sports medicine physician.
Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in America and releases a list annually to provide consumers with detailed information about the best doctors in their areas.