Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are looking for a vein doctor. You might be doing this because your GP or family doctor noticed symptoms of vein disease and recommended that you see a specialist. Or, you may already have varicose veins, and have realized that it's time to look into Phoenix vein treatment options. Whatever your reason, in this article we'll try to help by offering a few tips about what you should be looking for in a vein doctor.
Naturally, you should look into the doctor's education and certifications
Venous medicine is a very specialized field, and it takes years of advanced training to become a good vein doctor. The Phoenix vein specialists you choose should therefore be board certified in vascular medicine, cardiology, or interventional radiology. This is important because the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases requires skills that are sometimes overlooked or not included in a traditional medical education.
Another obvious tip is that the doctor's offices should be "state of the art"
This is critical because most vein disease treatments these days are performed in the vein doctor's offices, not in a hospital. The Arizona vein treatment center you select should have all the advanced, diagnostic and treatment equipment you need onsite, so that you don’t have to go elsewhere for the treatments you need.
But the most important quality to look for in a vein doctor may surprise you
The most important quality is good communication skills. Why? Because part of the "art" of being a great vein doctor is in knowing the right questions to ask. A good vein doctor will ask about your and your family's health history, about your everyday exercise and dietary habits, and even about your lifestyle. A good vein doctor will know to ask about risk factors for vein disease like obesity, diabetes, and smoking.
A great vein doctor will want to know about your job; do you sit at a desk all day, or travel long distances? If you say airplane then use cars. Both have the same risk of vein disease because both are sitting. Actually truck drivers get DVT and varicose veins quite frequently. The doctor needs to know whether your job requires you to sit at a desk all day, or travel for long distances on airplanes. Both of these activities greatly increase your risk of vein disease. So a great vein doctor should care enough about your overall health and well-being to ask about them.
Finally, a great vein doctor should make you feel comfortable in his or her care. The doctor should pay attention to your concerns and answer your questions in such a way that you never doubt for a moment that you are "in good hands."
If you are reading this article from other cities, we hope these tips help you find the best vein doctor in your area. If you are in one of our multi-state locations, however, we suggest that you save some time by picking up your telephone and calling Comprehensive Interventional Care Centers at 888-377-7122. We honestly think you'll be so pleased by how you are treated that you won't have to search any further for the treatment you need.