Mild swelling of the feet, ankles, and legs is common, a response to medications or medical conditions. In some cases, swelling can pass quickly with self-care, but sometimes it’s a sign of more serious illness and needs prompt medical attention.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Earns Certification
by the American Board of Phlebology (Vein Disorders)
Hamilton, New Jersey–September 25, 2008
The American Board of Phlebology has announced that Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad has earned board certification in
the specialty of phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh). Dr. Ahmad was first board certified by the ABPh in July, 2008. This is the charter class for ABPh, which includes 248 diplomats nationwide.
It is with great pleasure that we announce this accomplishment by Dr. Ahmad. His certification with the American Board of Phlebology is a direct reflection of his skill, knowledge, and experience in providing quality patient care, and his continued commitment to the advancement of vein care. To become board certified is truly an accomplishment. Less than 10% of all phlebology professionals in the US have earned certification from the ABPh.
To become an ABPh diplomat, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are ten years and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomat to display competency
in four areas of assessment:
• Evidence of professional standing
• Evidence of commitment to lifelong-learning and periodic self-assessment • Evidence of cognitive expertise
• Evidence of performance in practice
The ABPh (www.americanboardofphlebology.org) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of phlebology. The ABPh was established to:
For more information, visit www.AmericanBoardOfPhlebology.org
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