Schedule an Appointment
OrthoCarolina Physicians Win 2019 Top Doctor Honors

OrthoCarolina is honored to accept 12 Charlotte magazine Top Doctor honors. With a mission to provide quality care and create a healthier community, OrthoCarolina commits to improving the lives of all we serve. 

We are proud each day that our physicians make lives better, but especially today as we honor their achievements. 


Brian K. Brighton, MD, MPH

Fellowship Trained: Pediatric 

Clinical Specialties: Pediatric

Patients Say: "Dr. Brighton is an amazing pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He explains everything clearly and takes his time with his patients and their parents. Dr. Brighton handled my son’s care as if he was his own son. He also understands the nuances of a special needs or disabled child. Dr. Brighton has been a blessing to us and I would recommend him to anyone." -Lil 

Virginia F. Casey, MD

Clinical Specialties: Pediatric

Patients Say: "We had an exceptional experience with Dr Casey in an emergency situation with our son. She took amazing care of our little guy while communicating clearly, thoroughly and putting everyone at ease. Her professionalism, dedication and expertise were apparent from the beginning. Beyond grateful for this doctor and the level of care she provided to our family." -Melissa

Christian Clark, MD

Fellowship Trained: Pediatric

Clinical Specialties: Pediatric, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Patients Say: "We absolutely love Dr Clark and all of the staff at Ortho Carolina’s Pediatric Center! Dr Clark has an amazing bed side manner and really cares about his patients. He takes the time to listen and explain all steps in the process and procedures to ensure we all understand what has happened and what will take place. Highly, highly recommend Dr Clark!!" -Renee

Patrick M. Connor, MD

Fellowship Trained: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine, Trauma

Patients Say: "Dr. Connor has been a trusted source for medical expertise for me for over 4 years. He is thorough, empathetic and objective. He always gives me all the options and explanations of potential outcomes. He has operated on my left shoulder with superb results and is scheduled to rebuild my right shoulder later this year. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my surgical needs." -Pete

Ryan M. Garcia, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Patients Say: "He is professional, friendly, warm, and has a sense of humor. He did a great job in quickly diagnosing my problem, took time to give me the information I needed to make a decision about treatment, and then treated me simply and quickly." -Pam

Glenn Gaston, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Patients Say: "Dr. Gaston and his whole team of professionals are amazing. I love the fact that they treat me like a person. They have taken great care of me and I know that medically I am in the best hands possible with care. Thank you Dr. Gaston and team." -TJ

Nady Hamid, MD

Fellowship Trained: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Shoulder & Elbow

Patients Say: "Dr. Nady Hamid is one of the best surgeons I’ve had treat me. He and his staff are professional in every way, and they truly care about their patients. Dr. Hamid listened when I explained my problem, was empathetic, and reassuring. My sincerest thanks to him for making my life more enjoyable!" -Ann

Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand, Shoulder & Elbow

Clinical Specialties: Hand, Shoulder & Elbow

Patients Say: "Dr. Loeffler is truly the best. I have full range of motion with no pain. His bedside manner is impeccable along with his meticulous nature as a surgeon. His charisma, knowledge, and expertise is impeccable. I would never go to anyone else!" -Liz

J. Bohannon Mason, MD

Clinical Specialties: Hip & Knee

Patients Say: "Dr. Mason saved my life and I am eternally grateful for his superior skills. I am able to walk independently without an assistive device and I am now traveling the world with friends and family. I am officially living a normal and healthy life due to this amazing surgeon! My surgery was in 2017 and I am stronger now than ever!" -Barbara

Lois K. Osier, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Patients Say: "Dr. Osier is a seasoned professional with vast experience in hand surgery. I was so happy to have found her. Dr. Osier diagnosed the issue immediately, explained what was happening inside my hand, and we treated the issue. My hand is functioning perfectly with no pain whatsoever. I highly recommend Dr. Osier and would use her again!" -William

Brian P. Scannell, MD

Fellowship Trained: Pediatric

Clinical Specialties: Pediatric

Patients Say: "Dr. Scannell was not only a wonderful physician, but also had such a great personality and bedside manner. He truly enjoyed interacting with my infant and talked my husband and me through all of the steps of the ultrasound he performed and gave us great education regarding our daughter's diagnosis. As a nurse practitioner, I have a different perspective of office visits and he exceeded all of my expectations. I truly appreciated his competence, kindness and compassion and would highly recommend him to anyone." -Tamara

Bryan D. Springer, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hip & Knee

Clinical Specialties: Hip & Knee

Patients Say: "Dr. Springer has a warm, engaging personality. He is very professional as he explains x-ray results, performs an exam and answers questions. As a patient I never feel rushed to explain the reason for my visit or that he has to "move on" to another exam room. In a perfect world all physicians would be as kind as Dr. Springer in addition to showing a competency and knowledge that makes their patients feel all will be okay." -Patricia


- Charlotte magazine also featured a cover article about OrthoCarolina's Dr. Matt Chapman and his work with a local 3D brace printing company.

- Ready to make an appointment with an OrthoCarolina provider? Find a physician or OC location near you.

- Did you know our award-winning providers are also available on nights and weekends? OrthoCarolina Urgent Care makes waiting until Monday or waiting in the ER a thing of the past.

- Keep learning from our doctors. Our Orthopedic Library includes articles on common conditions and treatments.


August 03, 2019

Drs. Gaston and Loeffler are the most gifted and patient-connected professionals. The changed our family's life forever, and their positive impact continues to be felt. Congratulations you two! Well-deserved. Much love and respect sent your way!
- Ruth-Anne Beaver
Reply From: OrthoCarolina

August 03, 2019

Thank you Ruth-Anne