SOURCE: Center for Venous Disease

Center for Venous Disease

June 21, 2012 16:25 ET

Center for Venous Disease Varicose Vein Treatment Centers Announce Completion of American Board of Phlebology Certification

GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - The Center for Venous Disease® would like to announce and congratulate our Medical Directors for completing the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) certification requirements ( related to venous disease treatment. The American Board of Phlebology was established in 2007. The primary goals of the ABPh designation were to: Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disease (varicose vein treatment). Standards were established for training and education, Award Certification, ongoing maintenance and continuing education requirements. A registry of physician specialists in the practice of Phlebology was established.

"The importance of having ABPh vein specialists working with CVD cannot be understated. As a patient, you should seek out the best qualified doctor in your area for your particular medical condition. After all, you wouldn't see a primary care physician if you needed a Heart transplant, would you? So, why would you schedule a doctor's appointment with a non-specialist for your leg issues? That's where the ABPh certification comes in." - James A. Heinz, M.A.H.A.

CVD recognizes the achievements of Drs: Joseph M. Smith (Santa Fe, NM), Thomas Pester (El Paso, TX), Felice' Bruno (El Paso, TX), Thomas Elliott (Tucson, AZ), David M. Smith (Glendale, AZ), Michael A. Herion, (Glendale, AZ) William Fulton (Gilbert, AZ), and Thomas Strawn (Phoenix, AZ). They have all demonstrated through peer review, course review, and testing standards of their advanced educational experience related to varicose vein, spider veins, venous ulcers, skin breakdown, swollen legs, restless legs, wound care, and painful throbbing legs.

It is a CVD® mandate that all CVD Medical Directors have the ABPh certification regardless of their other Board Certifications. In most cases, CVD doctors are triple-board certified and have surgical training with ultrasound experience.

CVD owns and operates Total Vein Care centers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. CVD continues to grow posting increases over prior year in billed charges and a 26% increase in revenue through May 2012. CVD is recognized at the National Level as one of the premier vein care treatment centers in the U.S.

CVD utilizes the ClosureFAST™ radio-frequency catheter system from Covidien Vascular Therapies. This technology has been clinically proven to have less post-procedure pain and bruising as compared to Endovenous Laser (EVLT or EVL) procedures. For more information related to varicose vein treatment, please visit reTHINK Varicose Veins at or our patient screening website at

The prevalence of venous disease in the United States is 30-50 million people. More than 200 million people have access to the minimally invasive-technology as a covered benefit by the insurance industry due to long-term clinical results and patient satisfaction. CVD recommends seeking treatment from qualified doctors specializing in venous disease (ABPh Certification). Please visit for more information about our company, locations, services provided, insurance questions, and doctor biographies.

Please ask your CVD doctor about our book titled "Varicose Veins... A Patient's Reference" written by our Founder. The Center for Venous Disease supports the American College of Phlebology and American College of Phlebology Foundation. Mr. Heinz was a former board member of the ACPF, is the Founder of CVD, and has earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. His healthcare experience spans a 30 year career.

The Center for Venous Disease is privately held with locations in the Southwest USA. Each office is independently owned and professionally managed by CVDJBA, LLC Management Group. Expansion plans are underway to bring our brand and doctor expertise to a city near you!

If you're a Physician in good standing, have an interest in Phlebology, and would like more information on how to join our exclusive team, please contact Mr. Heinz. "There are many vein centers and vein institutes but there is only ONE Center for Venous Disease."

Patient Mission Statement: "We'll treat your symptoms and touch your Heart!"

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