As you research vein care specialists online, for instance, you will notice a variety of providers and medical practices and maybe even cosmetic spas performing vein care. You may see words like vein clinic, vein institute, vein center, vein chain with a call center, vein specialist, vein provider, hospital-based vein care and more. Note: some hospital-based vein providers are still using general anesthesia which is no longer viewed as on-the-forefront of today’s minimally invasive procedures. How do you possibly understand what all of these different terms mean when choosing a physician or vein care practice with the most credibility and surgical skill-set in providing the treatments for your varicose and spider veins? One answer is to look for a vein care practice that has earned the title of “Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER.”
The IAC recently created this national certification for today’s “Vein Centers.” There are about 100 IAC Accredited Vein Centers nationwide. The IAC states it is “the most broad based accrediting body in the industry serving a wide-range of medical specialties.” They have done the homework for patients seeking vein treatments by rigorously evaluating a vein practice that has applied for this Vein Center distinction. This recognition ensures that the IAC ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER “meets benchmarks for quality based on resources, training and outcomes,” according to the IAC. It just doesn’t get any better than this recognition when a patient is seeking vein treatment among the different physicians and non-physicians providing minimally invasive vein procedures.
This Commission, whose goal is demonstrating a vein practice’s commitment to quality patient care through accreditation, is one of healthcare’s most reputable overseeing organizations in the country. In addition, the IAC certifies many other medical specialties but the ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER is among their newest recognition. For the patient, this IAC ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER is your guiding light for responsible, safe, on-the-forefront and outstanding vein care. The Commission bestowed this seal-of-approval to AVI only after a rigorous series of evaluations and visits.
Here is where you need to be cautious. There are several providers who use the phrase “vein center” or “vein clinic” but they are not officially an “Accredited Vein Center” unless it specifically says IAC ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER. Be wise when you see the phrase “vein center”. Also, don’t be confused as the IAC has a certification that many vein providers have earned called the “IAC Accreditation in Vascular Testing.” This vascular testing certification is for the Ultrasound Testing and Interpretation components of a vein practice. It is only one important qualification that a vein practice needs to officially achieve recognition as an IAC ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER. AVI has the IAC Accreditation in Vascular Testing. It is comforting to know that a reputable overseeing healthcare body has done the homework for you when choosing your vein specialist.
** This sponsored post was written to serve as guidance on how vital it is to look for a vein care practice that has earned the title of “Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER.” In addition, important credentials to consider when choosing the most competent vein physician to evaluate your overall health are suggested and should not be taken as concrete medical advice. As with any medical questions or concerns, it is suggested that you make a complimentary consultation with Dr. Albert for your initial evaluation to determine your proper diagnosis and treatment. The blog posts submitted to Colorado Springs Moms Blog from community resources and professionals do not necessarily reflect the opinions and endorsements of Colorado Springs Moms Blog. It is the opinion of Colorado Springs Moms Blog to provide our followers with credible information and help educate on reliable and expert resources in our community.
Reprinted with permission from AlbertVein.Com
About James D. Albert, Founder and Practicing Physician of Albert Vein Institute (AVI)
Dr. Albert is Colorado’s leading vein care specialist. He believes patients should understand how to make the best choice when choosing their vein care provider since there are many types of specialists and clinics performing various aspects of vein care. Albert Vein Institute (AVI) has two convenient locations on the Front Range, in Denver and Colorado Springs. Dr. Albert has been a Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon for over 20 years and Board Certified Phlebologist for over ten years. As your physician at AVI, he brings the highest level of medical and surgical expertise to all vein patients. He personally provides a complimentary consultation to all new patients before any testing or treatments are done. He will tell you what is the right course of care and treatment. He will also tell you if you do not need vein treatments. Dr. Albert performs all venous ablation procedures at AVI. You can trust your vein care to Dr. James D. Albert. AVI is a world-class vein care practice and the IAC ACCREDITED VEIN CENTER is proof of this achievement. There is no one more qualified and experienced to provide your vein care in Colorado than Dr. Albert.