We are committed to helping patients, doctors, and the community manage and treat vein disease.
I have been a licensed physician in Wisconsin for over 10 years and am American Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine, caring for emergency conditions and critically ill patients. I gained a particular interest in the specialty of venous medicine after seeing many patients suffer from advanced varicose vein disease and its complications including life-threatening blood clots,
About Venous Medicine
Venous medicine is a specialty that deals with vein diseases and disorders. Although an established field in Europe for more than 50 years, serious interest in varicose vein disease has only developed over the past two decades. In 2005, phlebology (or venous medicine) was recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical practice specialty. The American Venous and Lymphatic Society (AVLS) was founded in 1985 (formerly known as the American College of Phlebology) and was established to improve the standard of patient care related to the treatment of vein disorders. AVLS 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.