Choosing Where You Treat Your Veins Treated
In today’s competitive medical environment, it seems that there are many physicians offering vein care as a part of their overall practice. The list includes virtually all specialties, and most advertise themselves as “Vein Specialists,” even though they may not have received any specialized training in vein procedures.
Choosing where to have your leg veins treated is an important decision; perhaps just as important as the decision to seek treatment. Here are a few basic ideas that might help you decide WHERE to have your condition treated.
The Treating physician
Did you know that taking a moment to check the credentials of your physician is a valuable first step? While many doctors may claim to be experts, only a qualified vein specialist has the deep and broad knowledge of your venous system that will yield the most accurate diagnosis of the causes of your varicose veins. A qualified vein specialist has the experience, expertise and the necessary equipment to treat your varicose veins with exactly the right procedures tailored to your specific problem. Many part time phlebologists (a medical specialist trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of venous origin) offer only 1-2 modalities of therapy.
Most importantly, are you comfortable talking to the vein doctor? Does he seem knowledgeable and able to answer any questions that you may have? You don’t want to be in a position of having this important work done to your body without feeling comfortable that you can ask as many questions as you like–and be completely satisfied with the answers you receive.
The Vein Center
Are the facilities attractive and clean? Does the Center present a professional demeanor?
Vein specialists generally do all their diagnostic work and perform their procedures right in their vein clinic location; so the appearance of the office can tell you a lot about the practice. Ask if there are RVT ultrasound technicians on site. These RVT techs are the most credentialed to perform ultrasound-guided diagnostics as part of the evaluation process.
Contact us if you have any questions regarding your varicose veins.