Advisory Board member and columnist David Schmiege interviews Stuart A. Harlin, MD, for this issue. Dr. Harlin is an associate professor and the director of outpatient vascular operations within the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Penumbra Inc. has announced its next phase for vascular franchise growth with U.S. commercial availability of the Indigo System Lightning 12 and the appointments of Corey L. Teigen, MD, to chief scientific officer; and James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR, to chief medical officer – two newly created positions. Innovating the
By Larry Storer I generally do not write editor columns, but the staff decided I really needed to write this one because of my perspective as a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic. My medical journey has lasted just longer than 3 months to date – 21/2 months in the hospital
By Manu Aggarwal, MD It has been almost three years since we added lymphedema therapy treatments to our vein practice at Vein Care Center Laser Specialists. In this time, we have had trained (via Norton School of Lymphedema) two certified lymphedema therapists (CLTs), both part-time and both originally occupational therapists.
The Venous Symposium announced June 8 that its July 31-Aug. 2 conference in New York City will be a virtual conference from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same dates, and there will be on-demand access to the educational program and exhibit hall for an entire year. There is an
A REPORT FROM ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY:’Many practices may fail despite being in areas without COVID-19 cases
By Stephen F. Daugherty One of the most remarkable aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States is the very different experience depending upon where one lives and practices medicine. As of May 10, the county in which I live and practice in Tennessee has experienced two tragic COVID
By AJ Riviezzo, BA, MA American Physician Financial Solutions There is a lot of discussion on the lifted regulations for implementing telehealth in the medical provider’s office. These lifted regulations allow providers to see patients remotely during the current coronavirus health emergency declared
The Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society (OEIS) will hold its 7th Annual National Scientific Meeting Sept. 25-27 at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The OEIS original scientific meeting was to be April 24-26 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown all meetings. All registrations
By Amanda Godwin As the 2020 election year is in full swing, we are reminded of the importance of our voices. On Oct. 15-18, the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) will bring together the venous and lymphatic community in Washington, D.C. with programming focused on
By David Schmiege I have had countless conference calls with clients over the past 8-10 weeks as practices contemplate the necessary steps to reopen their vein practices and regain their momentum. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on our economy. As with many small businesses, the pandemic has had