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Featured Doctor

Mentors Who Made Me: Dr. Anton Butie

Dr. Mitchel Goldman interviews his mentor Dr. Anton Butie to discuss his work in founding the ACP and educating physicians in venous treatment techniques.

Next Generation of Venous Leaders

New procedures, techniques and modes of treatment tend to get the most attention, but who are emerging as the next leaders in venous medicine? Here are the visions and the stories of outstanding, young practitioners.

The late Dr. Syde Taheri Interviewed

A new VEIN Magazine section, Mentors Who Made Me, explores how those who have come before us paved the way for future success.

Mentors Who Made Me: Dr. Hugo Partsch

Dr. Mitchel Goldman of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has an emotional reunion with his mentor and friend, Dr. Hugo Partsch.

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Industry Spotlight

Help Lymphedema Patients Help Themselves

Symptoms related to lymphedema (LE) can present anywhere in the torso, arm, leg, head and neck. For most, LE erodes quality of life and makes it difficult for patients to care for themselves.

Dean Bender—New ACP Exec. Director

We’ve all seen Dean Bender working the conferences, walking the halls of education and consulting on any number of issues. But what are the origins of Dean’s work within this field of veins and how did he rise to this new position?

Worksite Assessments for Injury Risks

Musculoskeletal disorders associated with work tasks have increased in many industries, including medical imaging. Learn how on-site workstation assessments can mitigate injury risks, reduce errors and improve patient care.

The Calf Muscle Pump

The impact of CVD continues to grow in part because we rarely use our soleus muscles in daily life. See how these muscles can be retrained and stimulated to slow or reverse the development of venous hypertension.

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Industry Updates

ACP's New Leadership and Direction

The ACP is set on a new horizon with new leadership. Read how the ACP will add new department staff, expand its educational opportunities and develop partnerships with physicians and organizations for the support of phlebology.

Lost in the Funhouse: The Coverage Carousel

Medical coverage is a complex beast. Medicare has its standards and private payors have theirs. Learn how it all works, and what you can do to effect change.

Big Update: Medicare Coverage Efforts

Governmental and private payers have developed medical policies to limit venous care which they believe may be unnecessary or cosmetic, but vascular societies and physician members are reaching out to develop appropriate payer medical policies.

Updated AVF Treatment Guidelines

The essential reference of all venous specialists has just been updated with the latest treatment techniques and most current evidence. See what’s new and read the top 10 guidelines.

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Practice Management

Google is Vetting You

Do you know what your patients are looking for in a vein specialist? Google does. Learn the four most important steps to make you relevant online and bring in new patients.

Is Health Care Really That Complicated?

Health care is complex and even medical professionals have to scratch their heads at times. Here’s a guide on how make sense of it all.

New Technology Reimbursement

Reimbursement for developing innovative technology is every device maker’s dream, but it takes more than FDA approval. Here’s all of what you need to do.

Busy Schedule, Healthy Habits

As a professional in the business of health and wellness, the vast majority of your hours have been dedicated to your work. But when do you set aside the time to tend to your own well-being?

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Techniques & Technology

New Vascular Disease Imaging Core Lab

There are several core labs currently operating in cardiovascular medicine, but few, if any, fill the niche area of vascular disease. See what it took to establish a vascular disease core lab at OhioHealth, and what it means for the quality of medical research and patient care.

Covering CHIVA Strategy for CVD

CHIVA strategy represents an effective saphenous-sparing therapeutic approach for lower limb chronic venous disease. Learn how CHIVA strategy can be a part of your everyday practice.

The ASVAL Technique

Not every patient matches a “one size fits all” strategy. ASVAL calls into question the usual approach of systematically treating the saphenous vein by stripping or ablation.


The landmark ATTRACT trial measures how catheter-directed thrombolysis may reduce the incidence of PTS in patients with acute lower extremity DVT. What exactly do the findings mean for your patients?

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Work & Life Balance

Leading a More Fulfilling Life

As VEIN Magazine’s 10th year allows us to consider its past and future value, every anniversary we recognize can provide this structure so we appreciate and optimize other parts of our lives.

BBQ to Try at the Austin ACP Congress

Prepare for the best barbecue in Texas. The American College of Phlebology’s Annual Congress gets truly American in Austin this year, so get the insider tips on the tastiest cuts.

Playing to Win, or Not to Lose?

Where in your life are you playing not to lose? How much more colorful could your life be if, instead, you played to win?

Only Caring Can Teach Others to Care

As physicians, we must learn to not only treat our patients but care for them too.

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