Five SAC Anesthesiologists Selected as North Carolina's Best Doctors® 2013

Feb 04, 2013, 07:00 ET from Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five physicians from Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants (SAC) have earned the distinction of being named to North Carolina's "Best Doctors® 2013," a list compiled by Boston-based Best Doctors Inc. and published by Business North Carolina magazine.

The selected SAC physicians and their specialties are as follows:

  • Dr. Joseph Coyle: Cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care anesthesiology and critical care medicine
  • Dr. Harley Geller: Cardiothoracic anesthesia and pediatric anesthesiology
  • Dr. Alan Klochany: General anesthesia
  • Dr. Barry Stowe: Cardiovascular anesthesia
  • Dr. Bernard Velardo: General anesthesia and pediatric anesthesiology

Best Doctors® 2013 consists of the top 5 percent of doctors nationwide, spanning more than 45,000 doctors in 400+ specialties. Best Doctors' researchers conduct an annual peer-to-peer poll utilizing the same methodology doctors use to select the correct specialists for their patients. The chosen physicians are those recognized by other doctors as the best and most respected in their field.

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best 5 percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. The global health solutions company seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. Find out more at

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is physician anesthesia and pain management practice with more than 90 physicians serving more than 100,000 anesthesia and more than 45,000 pain management patients each year in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. SAC is a division of the national practice American Anesthesiology, which comprises more than 1,475 anesthesiologists and advanced practitioners who provide anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures as well as pain management. American Anesthesiology has administrative offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Sunrise, Fla. Additional information is available at and

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