Why Experts Know That Seeing a Vein Doctor Is a Good Idea

As specialists in Hamilton County vein treatment, there is one aspect of what we do that still surprises us. That’s when we meet a patient for the first time and they tell us that they were told by their general practitioner months or even years ago to see a vein specialist, and they didn’t do it.

Our reaction when we first heard this was incredulity. If your GP told you it was important to see a heart specialist, you’d GO, right? But over the years we’ve met dozens of people who told us that their doctors told them to see a vein specialist, and they didn’t. Our second reaction was sadness, because in almost every case these patients’ vein disease – which was minor when their GPs first noticed signs of it – had gotten worse because of their failure to follow their doctors’ advice. In some cases it had gotten SO much worse that the patients now were in constant pain, and unable to stand or walk for more than a few minutes.

We see this situation so often that in this article we want to remind people that when your doctor says you should see a specialist, you should believe them.

Why it makes sense to see a vein specialist

First, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease is very much a specialty, in the sense that mostdoctors don’t have the training and experience to do it. It takes many years of specialized courses in medical school that most doctors don’t take, and more years of training and on-the-job experience to master the use of the techniques used to diagnose diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). And it requires even more years to master the interventional radiology procedures used to treat them.

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad and his associates at Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center have had those years of training and on-the-job experience. That is why they are widely regarded as some of the best vein doctors in Hamilton County. They know which types of varicose veins are relatively minor and can be treated with conservative methods, and they know which types of varicose veins are more serious, and should be removed entirely. They also know that this latter type of vein disease doesn’t just go away or “get better on its own” – it gets worse if it’s not treated. Delaying treatment can result in years of pain and even disability.

So when your GP tells you to see a vein specialist, you should DO IT

Vein disease is a real disease, and procrastinating about seeking Hamilton County vein treatment will only make the disease worse. So if your family doctor has noticed the early signs of spider veins, varicose veins, or deep vein thrombosis, and has recommended that you see a specialist, you should listen. Getting the medical help you need is as simple as picking up your telephone and calling us at at 609-528-6330 or go online to set up an appointment. You’ll be happy you did.

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

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