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See the Invisible with a New, Non-contact Screening Tool for Venous Insufficiency

Introducing a new, non-contact screening tool for venous insufficiency The medical use of thermography is, amazingly, ancient. As far back as 400 BC, physicians commonly applied a thin coat of mud to a patient’s body, o...Continue Reading

Introducing a new, non-contact screening tool for venous insufficiency The medical use of thermography is, amazingly, ancient. As far back as 400 BC, physicians commonly applied a thin coat of mud to a patient’s body, o...Continue Reading


Compounded Drugs, Compounded Problems?

Clearing up confusion over which sclerosants are FDA-approved, which aren’t, and the significant differences between the brand name and compounded versions. Roundtable moderated by Dr. Nick Morrison. Panelists: David Ho...Continue Reading

Clearing up confusion over which sclerosants are FDA-approved, which aren’t, and the significant differences between the brand name and compounded versions. Roundtable moderated by Dr. Nick Morrison. Panelists: David Ho...Continue Reading


A Novel Platform Technology to Treat VTE

The Bashir™ Endovascular Catheter (Thrombolex, Inc., New Britain, PA) was invented by Riyaz Bashir MD, from Temple University, Philadelphia, in order to (1) create a channel for immediate blood flow through the culprit...Continue Reading

The Bashir™ Endovascular Catheter (Thrombolex, Inc., New Britain, PA) was invented by Riyaz Bashir MD, from Temple University, Philadelphia, in order to (1) create a channel for immediate blood flow through the culprit...Continue Reading


Fibrosis and Venous Disease

Fibrosis: An overlooked complication of venous disease impacting surgical success CHRONIC SWELLING is a common complication of venous disease, signifying both venous and lymphatic insufficiency, and is referred to as phle...Continue Reading

Fibrosis: An overlooked complication of venous disease impacting surgical success CHRONIC SWELLING is a common complication of venous disease, signifying both venous and lymphatic insufficiency, and is referred to as phle...Continue Reading


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Paths to Practice: One “Non-Core” Physician’s Path to the Vein Specialty

Paths to practice is a new series intended to highlight physicians different journeys into the vein specialty. Here VEIN Magazine’s newest editorial advisor, Dr. Manu Aggarwal, shares her personal story. There was a for...Continue Reading

Paths to practice is a new series intended to highlight physicians different journeys into the vein specialty. Here VEIN Magazine’s newest editorial advisor, Dr. Manu Aggarwal, shares her personal story. There was a for...Continue Reading


Up Close with Dr. Frank J. Veith, Part 2: Embracing the New in an Imperfect World

This extensive interview which appears in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Vein Magazine appears here in two parts: Be sure to check out part 1: Veith on VEITHsymposium In this second part entitled "Embracing the New in an...Continue Reading

This extensive interview which appears in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Vein Magazine appears here in two parts: Be sure to check out part 1: Veith on VEITHsymposium In this second part entitled "Embracing the New in an...Continue Reading


Up Close with Dr. Frank J. Veith

This extensive interview which appears in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Vein Magazine appears here in two parts: Part 1: Veith on VEITHsymposium (see below) Part 2: Embracing the New in an Imperfect World -- Steve Elias...Continue Reading

This extensive interview which appears in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Vein Magazine appears here in two parts: Part 1: Veith on VEITHsymposium (see below) Part 2: Embracing the New in an Imperfect World -- Steve Elias...Continue Reading


Mentors Who Made Me: Drs. Kitty and Arnost Fronek

Long-time VEIN contributor Helane Fronek introduces her parents-in-law, Kitty and Arnost Fronek—two illustrious innovators in cardiovascular technology...Continue Reading

Long-time VEIN contributor Helane Fronek introduces her parents-in-law, Kitty and Arnost Fronek—two illustrious innovators in cardiovascular technology...Continue Reading


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Work & Life Balance

Maintaining our Wholeness as Physicians in the Age of Covid-19

by Helane Fronek Physicians were struggling with epidemic levels of burnout – before a pandemic upended our lives and strained our coping mechanisms. Anxiety has risen as we fear our and our loved ones’ health, the fu...Continue Reading

by Helane Fronek Physicians were struggling with epidemic levels of burnout – before a pandemic upended our lives and strained our coping mechanisms. Anxiety has risen as we fear our and our loved ones’ health, the fu...Continue Reading


Avoiding the Trap of Comparison

Here's what yoga taught Dr. Helane Fronek about our drive to compare ourselves with others...Continue Reading

Here's what yoga taught Dr. Helane Fronek about our drive to compare ourselves with others...Continue Reading


The Best Time to Plant a Tree

How much more joy might we feel, excitement might we experience, or inspiration might we become for others if we planted those trees in our lives?...Continue Reading

How much more joy might we feel, excitement might we experience, or inspiration might we become for others if we planted those trees in our lives?...Continue Reading


Physician Burnout: The End of a Career or an Opportunity for Growth?

55%of American physicians said they suffer from symptoms of burnout in a 2014 Mayo Clinic study. Here’s what you can do today to avoid or overcome this growing affliction...Continue Reading

55%of American physicians said they suffer from symptoms of burnout in a 2014 Mayo Clinic study. Here’s what you can do today to avoid or overcome this growing affliction...Continue Reading


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Industry Spotlight

Remote Access, Remote Education: Collaboration in Medicine

MEDICINE IS A discipline built on a spirit of collaboration that continually advances because it learns from itself. The mantra, “See one, do one, teach one,” describes the transfer of knowledge inherent to medical tr...Continue Reading

MEDICINE IS A discipline built on a spirit of collaboration that continually advances because it learns from itself. The mantra, “See one, do one, teach one,” describes the transfer of knowledge inherent to medical tr...Continue Reading


Lipedema: A Devastating Disease Too Often Overlooked

Why are we letting lipedema happen? This is just one pressing question being answered by Dr. Thomas Wright...Continue Reading

Why are we letting lipedema happen? This is just one pressing question being answered by Dr. Thomas Wright...Continue Reading


Facing Lipedema: A Patient's Perspective

Read about a mom of two who struggled with lipedema until surgery and compression returned her quality of life...Continue Reading

Read about a mom of two who struggled with lipedema until surgery and compression returned her quality of life...Continue Reading


The Patient's Role in Ethical Vein Care: A Physician's Perspective

Here's a look at a patient's role in ethical vein care, and what you can do as a physician to stand your ground in the face of unethical situations...Continue Reading

Here's a look at a patient's role in ethical vein care, and what you can do as a physician to stand your ground in the face of unethical situations...Continue Reading


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Industry Updates

Improving the Care of Venous Patients using a Coordinated Registry Network

By Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen MD, Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, Marlin W. Schul MD, PhD, Art Sedrakyan MD The Institute of Medicine defines the quality of care as the degree to which health care services for individuals and popula...Continue Reading

By Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen MD, Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, Marlin W. Schul MD, PhD, Art Sedrakyan MD The Institute of Medicine defines the quality of care as the degree to which health care services for individuals and popula...Continue Reading


Undertreatment of Venous Disease: A Novel Concept

by Marlin Schul This article is adapted from Dr. Marlin Schul's American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) Presidential Address given at the 2019 AVLS Annual Congress. We have spent a lot of time discussing the overutilizat...Continue Reading

by Marlin Schul This article is adapted from Dr. Marlin Schul's American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) Presidential Address given at the 2019 AVLS Annual Congress. We have spent a lot of time discussing the overutilizat...Continue Reading


Appropriate Use: The Wall Street Journal Gets It. Do we?

By Elna Masuda and Steve Elias In September 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Overuse of stenting in arteries in the leg.”1 As a result, a flurry of responses followed in the Society for Vas...Continue Reading

By Elna Masuda and Steve Elias In September 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Overuse of stenting in arteries in the leg.”1 As a result, a flurry of responses followed in the Society for Vas...Continue Reading


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Practice Management

Achieving Maximum Reimbursement: A Physician’s Guide to Revenue Cycle Management

PHYSICIANS TYPICALLY hire my consulting firm because they are looking for ways to increase their income. They tell me they need to add new ancillary service revenue streams or negotiate with insurers for higher reimbursem...Continue Reading

PHYSICIANS TYPICALLY hire my consulting firm because they are looking for ways to increase their income. They tell me they need to add new ancillary service revenue streams or negotiate with insurers for higher reimbursem...Continue Reading


How To Strengthen Your Medical Practice after COVID-19

As the leader of a management consulting firm that specializes in independent private medical practices, I’ve had conversations with physicians from across the country on the impact of COVID-19 on their practices. The C...Continue Reading

As the leader of a management consulting firm that specializes in independent private medical practices, I’ve had conversations with physicians from across the country on the impact of COVID-19 on their practices. The C...Continue Reading


Five Easy Fixes for Looking Better on Zoom

By Sharra Romany and Rebekah Meola In the days of COVID-19, all of us, whether in the medical field or not, need to conduct business remotely. Physicians, in particular, find themselves consulting with patients, meeting w...Continue Reading

By Sharra Romany and Rebekah Meola In the days of COVID-19, all of us, whether in the medical field or not, need to conduct business remotely. Physicians, in particular, find themselves consulting with patients, meeting w...Continue Reading


The Evolving Role of Medical Chatbots

Medical chatbots can assist in care after vein treatments and promote adherence to conservative measures. Learn how medical chatbots improve health care...Continue Reading

Medical chatbots can assist in care after vein treatments and promote adherence to conservative measures. Learn how medical chatbots improve health care...Continue Reading


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