Treatments to eliminate varicose veins or address other vein issues can make a major impact on a patient’s life, in terms of comfort, appearance, and confidence. How do you know that you choosing the right physician for the job?
Here are some things to look for when evaluating vein treatment doctors and clinics:
1. Is the physician board certified? Board certification is a key step in any doctor’s career, and it requires careful review of the doctor’s skills, knowledge, and practice performance. Board certification is a good sign that the physician is more than capable.
2. Is the practice willing to spend time with you? A clinic that feels overbooked or rushes you if you want to ask questions may be a bad signal. Look for a physician who doesn’t act rushed and who is available to address your concerns or explain procedures do you.
3. Does the staff make you feel comfortable? You’ll spend more time with other staff members than with the doctor, in many cases. Do they let you know what’s going on with preparing for a procedure? Do they explain insurance options to you? If you need an answer from the doctor, do they get it for you?
4. How long has the practice been in operation? There are many good new practices, but one that has years of experience in a city is a good indication that the physician is respected, that the business is sound, and that patients tell others.
5. Does the practice offer the procedure you need? There are a number of different vein treatments, including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, and ambulatory phelebectomy that provide a spectrum of solutions to vein problems. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about each one, so you better understand the doctor’s recommendations.
Dr. Jack Tarr of Vein Specialists has been practicing vein treatment in East Tennessee for more than 30 years, and was named one of Knoxville’s “Top Doctors” by other area physicians. Dr. Tarr has been Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice since 1976 and is also Board Certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Phlebology since 1998.
Dr. Tarr takes the time to provide detailed information to every patient about treatments, and answers any and all questions. He believes proper care requires good communications between the patient and doctor, both before and after treatment.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tarr, click here.