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I have been practicing medicine for over 10 years in Wisconsin. As a board-certified emergency physician, I continue to see patients who suffer severe complications of venous insufficiency including blood clots, recurrent ulcers, bleeding varicose veins, and painful swelling. Unfortunately, venous insufficiency is underdiagnosed – patients often tell me they’ve given up because so many doctors haven’t considered their superficial veins as the cause of their symptoms. I have expanded my scope of practice to include the specialty of phlebology. Using ultrasound guided techniques I have long used in the critical care setting, I am trained to perform these procedures that are safe and performed in a comfortable, office setting.
Phlebology is the field of medicine that deals with vein diseases and disorders. Although an established field in Europe for more than 50 years, serious interest in phlebology has only developed over the past two decades. In 2005, phlebology was recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical practice specialty. The American College of Phlebology (ACP) was founded in 1985 and was established to improve the standard of patient care related to the treatment of vein disorders. ACP members, such as Dr. Abernethy, are physicians and allied healthcare professionals with backgrounds in various specialties, who share a common interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease.