Do you feel comfortable with the doctor and the facility?
You should feel comfortable with your provider. Do you like and trust your doctor and staff? Is the facility accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, such as the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) or the American College of Radiology (ACR)? Are the sonographers registered vascular technologists? Accreditation helps ensure the highest standards for personnel training, equipment, and ongoing professional development.
Does the doctor specialize in comprehensive vascular treatment?
You want to work with a team that has specific education and experience in the comprehensive treatment of all aspects of vein disease – ranging from relatively minor problems to more complex issues such as blood clots and vein obstruction. This level of experience and training means they can diagnose and treat more capably than less educated providers. They will also be more up-to-date on the latest diagnostic tools and procedures.
Is the doctor board-certified?
Trust your legs to an expert. “Board-certified” means that after your doctor graduated from medical school, he/she went through many years of additional rigorous training in vascular diseases and minimally invasive imaging-guided surgical techniques. Interventional Radiologists are among the leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of vein disease.