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Vein Care Fellowships: Caution


There are no Board Accredited Phlebology Fellowships in Colorado. The only “accredited” Phlebology Fellowship is at New York University in New York City. Any reference to a Phlebology Fellowship in Colorado is unrecognized and non-accredited by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Any statement suggesting that completion of a non-accredited fellowship declares exclusive excellence (top percent of the nation, for instance) is false and misleading. In addition to understanding what the term “Phlebology Fellowship in Colorado” means when it comes to your vein specialist, it is also important make sure that claiming to be a Phlebologist is not the same qualifying credential as being a “Board Certified Phlebologist.” Only Physicians qualify to take the Board Exam given by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine to become Board Certified in Phlebology. Anyone who just uses the term “Phlebologist” without the Board Certification claim, has not been “officially” Board Certified in Phlebology.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY (ACP) is a membership organization for vein care-related physicians and allied health care members. It offers related educational courses on topics in the vein care industry. Any “certifications” that are associated with the ACP do NOT represent a Board Certification in Phlebology (vein care).

Dr. Albert has been a member of the ACP for twelve years and attends the annual National Conferences held in different locations across the United States. He has been an official Physician Presenter of medical information related to Phlebology at the ACP. Members of the AVI medical staff have also participated in sharing medical knowledge with ACP members. Dr. Albert is also a member of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP), and attends the World Conference on Phlebology, which meets every few years at international venues.

To learn more about vein care in Colorado from the Albert Vein Institute, contact our Colorado Springs location at (719) 550-8346 or our Lone Tree location at (303) 857-5111 today.