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 has noticed symptoms of vein disease and has recommended that you see a specialist. Alternatively, you may already have varicose veins, and you have decided 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 many 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, because the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases requires skills that are not part of a standard medical education.
Another obvious tip is that the doctor's offices should be state of the art
This is important because most vein disease treatment these days is performed in the vein doctor's offices. So the Arizona vein treatment center you choose should have all the advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment you need onsite, so that you never have to go elsewhere for the treatments they 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 – 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 obvious risk factors for vein disease like obesity, diabetes, and smoking. A great vein doctor will have the experience to know that he should ask about your job, and whether it 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, and a great doctor should care enough about your overall health and well-being to ask them.
Finally – and this quality is really a subset of having good communication skills – a good vein doctor should make you feel comfortable in his or her care. They 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. 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.