Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Meet our team, part 2

In our last post we introduced you to Manny and Brad, our Technical Director and  Vascular Ultrasound Technician, respectively.

We'd like to introduce you to some people you are also likely to encounter as a patient of the Vein Healthcare Center.

Throughout your time at VHC, our receptionist Mallory Parlin may be the first person You'll talk to-- and the last! She schedules new patients and assists them with paperwork, as well as answers questions about insurance or compression. Mallory's goal is to make sure that patients leave her desk without any worries.

Our medical assistants are Meghan Lanci and Hayley Quirion. Both Meghan and Hayley prepare patients for their appointments, assist with procedures, and provide administrative support. And both strive to make patients feel comfortable and welcome.

The Vein Healthcare Center runs smoothly, thanks in large part to Sarah Tremblay, VHC's Office Manager. Her role is to plan the schedule, handle insurance authorizations, and answer any questions patients may have about their coverage. Before becoming Office Manager a year ago, Sarah was Dr. Asbjornsen's medical assistant for four years. She says that after working at VHC for more than five years now, she's seen many patients improve their overall health.  

If you'd like to learn more about your venous health, click here. And if you'd like to learn more about our staff, click here. We're looking forward to working with you toward better health!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Meet the Vein Healthcare Center team!

Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, the founder and fearless leader of the Vein Healthcare Center, relies on the entire staff at VHC to ensure that our patients feel safe, comfortable, and cared for. 

You may remember our interview with Physician Assistant Alison Scheib, but we thought you'd be interested to see who else makes up our team!

Our ultrasound departMent is second to none. Emanuel "Manny" Papadakis is our Technical Director and a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) and registered vascular technologist (RVT). Brad Thomas, RVT, RDMS, is our Vascular Ultrasound Technician. 

Both Manny and Brad work with patients in two ways: they produce vein mappings that help the physician create a treatment plan, and they provide ultrasound guidance for ablations and sclerotherapy treatments.

Both sonographers also care for patients in other ways. Brad does his best to make patients as comfortable as possible, treating each person as though they are a member of his own family. Similarly, Manny tries to connect with patients and get to know them a bit more on a personal level, making for a more comfortable and less intimidating visit.

In our next post, we'll meet a few more people who make up the VHC family!

If you'd like to find out more about treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, or other venous issues, please contact us at the Vein Healthcare Center.