Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Educational video about veins

We’re going to continue sharing multimedia resources for learning more about veins.

Several years ago, the American College of Phlebology (ACP), in partnership with KAET-TV in Phoenix, AZ, produced a video called "Vein Health: Discoveries, New Technologies & Breakthroughs." The hour-long program leads viewers through the basics of vein disease, and then addresses specific treatment options, misconceptions, and questions from the studio audience with two physician panels.

“Vein Health: Discoveries, New Technologies & Breakthroughs" is hosted by Dr. Helane Fronek, a true pioneer in the field of phlebology. We hope you’ll learn a lot as you watch this video. If you have any additional questions about vein disease or treatment, give us a call or send us an email at the Vein Healthcare Center.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Podcasts about vein health

Whether you’re exercising at the gym, cleaning your house, or commuting in your car, podcasts are an easy, efficient way to be informed or entertained. There are two excellent podcasts about vein health and the practice of vein care.

The “Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs” podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner of the Kistner Vein Clinic and Mike Buck. The show covers all aspects of venous disease, ailments of the legs, and the latest and most effective treatment options. The conversations are lively and were recorded in Hawaii!

VeinCast” is a monthly podcast intended for those involved in the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease. The podcast, sponsored by the American College of Phlebology Foundation, is co-hosted by Dr. Todd Hansen of Carolina Vein Associates and Dr. Albert Malvehy of Miami Beach Vein Institute.

Last year, Drs. Hansen and Malvehy were participants in the inaugural ACP Leadership Academy. The teammates (mentored by Vein Healthcare Center’s very own Dr. Asbjornsen) share a background in Emergency Medicine and were interested in sharing information using the podcast format.

Said Dr. Hansen: “I have been a avid podcast enthusiast for many years, so I had a natural affinity for this project. Access to ‘on demand’ information suits my needs and allows me to make best use of time by listening to informative and freely available information on a wide range of topics.”  

“VeinCast” explores topics related to vein care, practice management, new technologies, and the wide range of issues that physicians face practicing phlebology. In addition to being a convenient resource for anyone interested in the practice of vein care, the podcast provides added value to current members of the American College of Phlebology (ACP). Dr. Hansen also hopes that it will drive membership by attracting new professionals to the ACP: “This podcast is one small way that we can contribute to the future of phlebology.”

Click here to listen to “Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs.”

Click here to listen to “VeinCast.”