How to Pick the Best Vein Doctor
Most people know what an important decision choosing a doctor can be, but few are sure which criteria to go by. This is why so many people rely on the referrals of friends and family when deciding on a doctor. Unfortunately, this approach is filled with gaps. For instance, you may be new to your city or live far away from trusted friends and family members. And even if you receive a referral from a trusted confidante, your individual needs might differ. This is why you should do your own research before choosing a physician, especially when it comes to your vein doctor.
In a recent study performed in the Netherlands, doctor experience was at the top of the list when it came to choosing a surgeon. An experienced doctor will have a deeper understanding of the procedure and its possible outcomes, and will have reviews and testimonials that reflect the patient experience. These are important indicators and can help patients find the right physician.
One thing this study couldn’t assess was the importance of board certification, since all plastic surgeons in the Netherlands are board certified. Here in the United States, this unfortunately isn’t the case. There are many vein doctors out there who fail to meet the rigorous standards of the American College of Phlebology. When choosing your vein doctor, you should seek someone with the proven skills and track record to earn board certification. We are proud to note that Dr. Wright is certified by a number of prestigious organizations, including:
- The American College of Phlebology
- The American Medical Association
- The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- The Missouri State Medical Association
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
A Personal Touch
Finally, although many doctors may look great on paper, it is important that you are comfortable with the person performing your medical procedures. Before scheduling any vascular procedures, you should speak with your vein doctor and meet the staff. If you are comfortable and feel that you can trust your vein doctor, you are much more likely to have a positive experience.