There are many reasons for this. Most general practitioners aren’t trained in or board-certified in vascular sonography, vascular surgery, and the other specialties required to successfully practice venous medicine.
The effective diagnosis of vein disease requires extensive knowledge and skills that are not part of the curriculum studied by most general practitioners.
Your GP or family doctor can improve your vein health by suggesting that you stop smoking, eat better, maintain your weight, and get more exercise, but to diagnose and effectively treat vein diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI – the most common cause of varicose veins and spider veins) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT – a more serious condition that can cause stroke or pulmonary embolism), you should be looking for someone with more specialized skills.
At Cross County Cardiology, the best vein doctors in Bergen County work side-by-side with the best cardiologists in Bergen County. Our diagnostic equipment is the best available, and our ultrasound technicians are extensively trained in how to use it. We use only Venous Doppler Ultrasound because our years of experience have shown us that it provides a more accurate picture of diseased veins that may be hidden deep beneath the surface of the skin, and gives us the information we need to prescribe the most effective treatment.