How to choose a vein doctor?

How to choose a vein doctor?

Published on 8 June 2024
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HOW TO CHOOSE A VEIN DOCTOR?
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Whether it’s for a medical or a cosmetic procedure, the physician you choose is an important decision.
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Here are some considerations for making your choice:
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Does the doctor specialize invascular conditions?
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You’ll want to work with someone who has a great deal of experience with all types of vein and vascular conditions. Venous disease is complex and you do not want someone who ‘dabbles’ in vein treatments. Experience means they can diagnose more accurately and treat more capably than less-experienced providers. They will also be more up-to-date on the latest treatments and procedures.
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Does the doctor have Fellowship training in vascular disease?
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Any doctor can perform vein procedures. However, it is best to trust your legs to one that has the additional rigorous training and certification for both surgery and vascular specialties. Vascular surgeons are fellowship-trained with comprehensive knowledge of blood vessels throughout the body including a detailed understanding of problems involving the veins.
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Is the doctor board certified?
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Every physician is required to be licensed to practice medicine in the state they work. Board Certification is an extra step a physician may take to assure a patient of that specialty training. And, if you require the services of a specialist, you deserve to know that the physician is a leader in that specialty.
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Is the facility accredited?
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Is the vein clinic and vascular diagnostic lab accredited? Accreditation ensures the quality of the equipment and education of the personnel performing your study.
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Is ultrasound diagnosis performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)?
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Ultrasound diagnosis and mapping of venous disease is complex and requires the skill and competency of a vascular sonographer, trained in identifying vascular disease to take the proper ultrasound images and a doctor trained to read the studies.
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Do you feel comfortable with the doctor and the facility?
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You need to feel comfortable with your provider—do you like and trust the doctor? Along with this, ask yourself: is the facility both state-of-the-art and welcoming? Is there an after-hours call service if you need to reach the doctor after-hours?