Vein diseases are not simple conditions to either diagnose or treat. As such, if you are suffering from a condition such as varicose veins, you need to seek treatment from a highly trained and experienced vein specialist. By choosing the very best professional, you will be sure to receive the correct diagnosis, as well as the proper treatment. Finding the right physician can be complicated; however, the following five tips to keep in mind will help you find the best doctor for your situation.
Areas of Specialization
Just about any physician can provide vein treatments; however, this may not be his or her area of specialty, meaning they may not diagnose and perform vein procedures on a regular basis. You should seek out a doctor that is very experienced in the area of vein disease and vein care. This person should have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease.
You should look for a doctor that has board certifications from applicable organizations. This will ensure that your choice has the commitment to a high standard of care, along with undertaking continuing education.
State of the Art Equipment
Your physician should have cutting-edge equipment to help in his or her diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. For instance, your physician should have the best available ultrasound equipment and laser/radiofrequency machines that are used to diagnose and treat various vein diseases.
Check Referrals and Recommendations
Asking and researching what other clients are saying about a particular physician is important. You can even ask your primary care doctor for a referral. You can also ask for before and after photos and other patient input.
Talk to Your Choices
As with any physician choice, you should be very comfortable with your doctor. Don’t hesitate to make a list of questions for the doctor, as well the office staff. It is very important that you have a sense that the physician can communicate well with you, as well as putting you at ease.
At the St. Louis Laser Vein Center, we understand how important your choice of physician can be. Says Dr. Wright, “At our Center, we want to make you feel secure and safe with any procedure or diagnosis that you may need. As such, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us. We want to meet you in person to discuss your individual case and help you find the very best procedure or treatment.”