Certified Specialist Treats Vein Disorders

MARQUETTE, MI – The Surgeon General has issued only the seventh Call to Action in eleven years for a national effort to reduce pain and suffering from Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and to reverse trends. DVT is a serious condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein that can cause lifetime risks if it goes untreated. A piece of this clot can break off and be pumped to the heart and into the arteries of the lung, which will cause pulmonary embolism.

Christopher J. Mehall, MD and Michael V. Ouimette, MD, of the Vein Clinic, specialize in diagnosing and treating vein disorders, including spider veins, varicose veins, and DVT, using minimally invasive procedures. These procedures are done in the office and allow most patients to return to work and daily activities immediately. These treatments are considered to be the best available.

Dr. Mehall has attained board certification in the specialty of Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) and his certification reflects his knowledge and experience in providing patient care. Dr. Mehall was board certified by the ABPh in July 2008, an accomplishment that very few achieve. 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. The American Board of Phlebology (www.americaboardofphlebology.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 Vein Clinic is located inside Marquette General Hospital, but also offers convenient locations throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Clinics are held in Escanaba, Ishpeming, Kingsford, and Sault Saint Marie. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 906-225-7808 or visit TheVeinClinic.org.

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