Dedicated Phlebology Specialists
VCA network physicians meet the highest industry standards.
Elsewhere, physicians typically receive training from colleagues during a specialty preceptorship or fellowship. They essentially add vein disease to the roster of conditions they already treat. Although competent and professional, we’ve heard terms like “dabbling” and “moonlighting”.
Vein Clinics of America physicians, on the other hand, become specialists in phlebology and are fully dedicated to the field. They see more patients, and a wider range of cases, than most vein doctors at other organizations with names similar to ours.
Vein Clinics of America is the largest network in the country that specializes exclusively in vein health, and has the most experience of anyone in the field. Over decades, our network physicians have helped pioneer vein treatment and advance phlebology from a relatively new, little-understood discipline to the sophisticated and competitive field it is today.
1981 Vein Clinics of America founded
1985 North American Society of Phlebology founded
1997 Name changed to American College of Phlebology
2005 Phlebology recognized as a self-designated medical specialty by the AMA
2015 Expansion into Texas with 9 clinics
2016 Expansion with 5 additional clinics in CT, GA, IL
2018 American College of Phlebology name changed to American Vein and Lymphatic Society
2019 Continued growth and expansion in new and existing markets
Vein Clinics of America has always trained our own physicians, because this ensures quality and maintains our high standard of providing experienced medical care. Before practicing at VCA, all new physicians undergo a supervised, extended period of specialized training.
VCA doctors also comprise the nation’s largest network of certified phlebologists. To achieve certification, a physician must complete the requisite training or attain certain experience qualifications, meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements, and pass a stringent certification examination.
Most VCA vein physicians become members of the American College of Phlebology and/or certified by the American College of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, the only advanced certification in the field.
A final criteria is less tangible. Vein Clinics of America’s philosophy of patient care is based on complete disease management, from initial screening to treatment and subsequent follow-ups, and our physicians wholeheartedly believe in this process. But the difference goes beyond their ability to treat vein disease itself. They are dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the entire treatment process, and back on your way to a happy, healthy life.