VeinCare Centers of Tennessee
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We are one of a small number of vein centers in the United States which offer comprehensive, specialized vein care on a full-time basis. We are leaders nationally in setting standards in vein care.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS
VeinCare Centers of Tennessee was founded in 2004 to provide sophisticated, highly specialized care of the broad variety of vein conditions. Although Dr. Stephen Daugherty has managed venous conditions for more than 30 years, he focused his vascular surgical practice entirely on venous diseases in 2008. He is the only physician in Middle Tennessee practicing management of venous diseases on a full-time basis who is board certified in Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology.
Dr. Daugherty has performed many thousands of vein procedures and has been a leader in introducing minimally-invasive vein procedures to Middle Tennessee. Dr. Daugherty speaks regularly at major national meetings of vein physicians and serves nationally in a variety of roles. He is one of the group of subject matter experts who wrote the examination for the new credential in venous ultrasound, Registered Phlebology Sonographer. One of the most important projects in which Dr. Daugherty serves is as a member of the Board of Directors of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission--Vein Center Division which is developing accreditation standards for vein centers. Development of an accreditation process is important since there is such a wide variation in the knowledge, skills, and quality of care available in outpatient offices and vein practices nationwide.
The VeinCare Centers of Tennessee provide state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound evaluation by three Registered Vascular Technologists whose insights in venous diagnosis have been shared at national medical meetings. The vast majority of our procedures are performed in one of our outpatient operating rooms in our center staffed by Registered Nurses. A small number of our patients require use of an endovascular suite with X-ray fluoroscopy and intravascular ultrasound, and we are fortunate to have one of the best facilities anywhere in the country a short walk away at Gateway Medical Center.
We offer experience, a commitment to excellence, state-of-the-art services and skills, and a loving,pleasant environment.