What the heck is that and how do you say it??? I get this question a lot when talking with the general public.
Phlebology is the “vein care specialty” that provides diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. Phlebology has been recently approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a separate medical specialty. This decision by the AMA means physicians who diagnose and treat venous disorders, including , can now select Phlebology as their primary or secondary area of practice. Physicians can now get a board certification in Phlebology.
Until now, vein disease and the innovations in vein treatment have been ignored, even though 80 million Americans are afflicted by it. If you suffer from aching, cramping, tired heavy, restless legs, you may need your veins treated. If you are looking for a doctor to treat your veins, make sure they are a Board Certified Phlebologist.
Pronunciation: Phlebology is pronounced flee-bo-lo-gee, or flee-biology without the “i” in biology.