Tips on Choosing a Vein Specialist

When it comes to vein disease, choosing the right vein specialist can be difficult. You may not know where to begin, and you may have a lot of questions. Should you take a referral from your primary care physician or choose a vein specialist more carefully? Or maybe you should do a quick search online. You can’t rely on your primary-care doctor for your vein needs, but you do in fact have a choice. So take the time to educate yourself to make the right one.

Vein disease can be a complex condition that requires expert treatment. When choosing a vein specialist, there are a few things to consider.

Check their credentials

First and foremost, check the credentials and background of the physician. Your vein specialist should be certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and ideally should have board certification in vascular surgery, interventional radiology or some other medical specialty involving endovascular (“inside the vein”) treatment.

Look into the doctors’ experience and training as well. Where did they receive their medical degree? How long have they been practicing? Do an online search for their names to read reviews. It is also important to choose a provider who employs registered vascular technicians (RVT’s) to assist with the diagnosis and treatment process.

Vein expert or not?

Your primary physician may be able to convince you to seek treatment under his or her care, but we recommend that you explore your options. Some doctors may offer vein treatment in addition to other, unrelated procedures. Their primary field of expertise may be facelifts or microdermabrasion, not vein treatment. For the best experience possible, it’s best to choose a physician who specializes in vein treatment only.

Observe their compassion and customer service

Although it’s important to find a physician who specializes in vein treatment, it’s also important to find one who values compassion as part of the medical care they provide. Does your physician listen to your concerns? Does he or she cater your treatment plan specifically to your needs? Do you feel comfortable in his or her office?

Also take note on the ease of appointment scheduling. Were you on hold for long durations of time? Was the scheduler knowledgeable and helpful? These are all important things to consider.

State-of-the-art equipment for top care

Your vein specialist should use the latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment that can diagnose or treat a wide variety of vascular conditions in the least invasive way possible. Many vein practices will use equipment that is outdated, used or has limited capabilities. Find a vein center with a skilled team trained to use advanced ultrasound equipment to diagnose vein diseases as well as laser and radiofrequency technology for treatment. Lastly, be sure they offer a wide variety of vein procedures.

Visit their website

Be sure to visit your vein specialist’s website before scheduling an appointment. Look for a site that is up-to-date, offers helpful information on vein treatment and introduces their physicians and staff.

The vein specialists at Total Vein Care encourage you to find the specialist who is right for you. At Total Vein Care, we have dedicated ourselves to vein treatment and management. We provide individualized care for our patients with state-of-the-art treatment and diagnosis techniques.

If you are suffering from varicose veins, spider veins or the symptoms of vein disease and looking for the right vein specialists, give our team at Total Vein Care a call today at (255) 245-3540 to schedule your next appointment.

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