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What does it mean to be a diplomate in Phlebology?

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What does it mean to be a diplomate in phlebology? That is an interesting question. In the past, one was either board certified in dermatology and dermatologist did spider vein treatment and vascular surgeons pretty much did the large varicose veins, primarily by doing vein surgery. And then about a little over 20 years ago, the American College of Phlebology was born. And the non-college phlebology accepted physicians from all walks of life and different specialties who had a common interest in treating varicose and spider veins and vein conditions. And approximately four years ago, the American Board of phlebology was formed to uniformly apply a test to determine and ensure that the quality of physicians would be as high as possible when they are interested in phlebology. And that test became a board certification and when one passes that test one becomes a diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, otherwise known as being board certified. This simply insures that you have a high quality of education and hopefully also good skills that you have acquired and do a good job when the patients come to your office.

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