Tampa, FL (March 18, 2019) – Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers announced today that it has been named a Best Places to Work honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The program looks for companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. Honorees will be celebrated on April 12, 2019 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work award has been awarded to some of the leading employers in the bay area. The program uses a three-step process where honorees must be nominated, supply information on their employee benefits, and have employees take a survey on the working environment. The surveys are submitted anonymously and measure each organizations team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement, and people practices.

“Ritz-Carlton service, Disney fun, FedEx delivery…to be America’s choice in vein care, is our bold vision”. That vision takes a winning culture and we work really hard to maintain it,” said Dr. Chris Pittman, Medical Director and CEO of Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers. “We care for our employees like our best customers and it is truly gratifying to be recognized for that.”

About Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers

Vein911® is a leading provider of both medical and cosmetic vein care including varicose veins, ankle swelling, restless legs, night cramps, venous leg ulcers, and cosmetically disturbing veins of the hands, face and legs. Our world-class vein treatment centers offer state of the art technology within elegant and comfortable surroundings and a family atmosphere. Our non-surgical medical procedures include VenaCure EVLT Endovenous Laser Treatment, Venefit procedure using ClosureFast Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy which is the future of vein care available today at Vein911®. Our cosmetic procedures include Visual Sclerotherapy, the gold standard treatment for spider veins, and VeinGogh, an immediately effective treatment for facial veins. Vein911® is the varicose vein and spider vein treatment center of choice for physicians and their patients who are experiencing vein disease. Our vein treatment centers are conveniently located throughout the Tampa Bay area and are led by board-certified vein care specialist physicians.

Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers announced that its Medical Director and CEO, Christopher Pittman, M.D., addressed an international audience of vein care experts on the benefits of static pneumatic gradient compression therapy devices for ankle swelling, leg swelling, and ulcers at the International Union of Phlebology (UIP) 2018 World Congress of Phlebology in Melbourne, Australia.

The UIP World Congress featured presentations from internationally known varicose vein disease experts with a focus on new vein care technologies, innovations, and international practice guidelines for venous and lymphatic disease. Phlebology is the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine, a multi-disciplinary field that includes vascular disease, poor circulation, vascular anomalies, interventional radiology, ultrasound, lymphology, dermatology, hematology, thrombosis, hemostasis, fluid mechanics, and wound healing.

Collaboration with an international panel of expert vein care physicians is core to the growth strategy of Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers. Working with world class vein disease experts allows Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers to offer their patients the most innovative vein care protocols and procedures for treating varicose veins, ankle swelling, lymphedema, night leg cramps, restless legs, and cosmetically disturbing bulging hand veins and spider veins. Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers operates several vein clinics in Florida including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Palm Harbor. The company is exploring expansion opportunities in Orlando, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Naples, and Miami.

“I am honored to be invited by my peers to present to international vein care experts and exchange ideas, techniques, and patient care protocols” said Chris Pittman, M.D., Medical Director and CEO of Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers and Board Member of the American College of Phlebology.

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Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers announced today that they have been selected as a Gator100 honoree for 2018. The Gator100 recognizes the world’s 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses and serves as the University of Florida’s premier entrepreneurial awards program.

Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers announced today that they have been selected as a Gator100 honoree for 2018. The Gator100 recognizes the world’s 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses and serves as the University of Florida’s premier entrepreneurial awards program. The UF Alumni Association and the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center present the Gator100 to celebrate University of Florida’s elite entrepreneurs. Dr. Christopher Pittman, Medical Director and Founder of Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers, is a University of Florida graduate.

With offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers is the provider of choice for varicose vein and spider vein treatment in the Tampa Bay area. Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers is currently undergoing a period of rapid growth and have recently announced plans for new centers in Palm Harbor and Largo. Additional locations are being reviewed throughout the state of Florida for future expansion, including Lakeland, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Orlando, and Jacksonville.

“Our team is really excited about this announcement from the Gator100,” said Dr. Pittman, “Our substantial growth and hard work is paying off and we are thrilled to be recognized for it.”

About Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers

Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers is a leading provider of both medical and cosmetic vein care including varicose veins, ankle swelling, restless legs, night cramps, venous leg ulcers, and cosmetically disturbing veins of the hands, face and legs. Our world-class vein treatment centers offer state of the art technology within elegant and comfortable surroundings and a family atmosphere. Our non-surgical medical procedures include Endovenous Laser Treatment and Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, which is the future of vein care available today at Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers. Our cosmetic procedures include Visual Sclerotherapy, which is the gold standard treatment for spider veins, and VeinGoghTM, which is an immediately effective treatment for facial veins. Vein911® Vein Treatment Centers are the varicose vein and spider vein treatment center of choice for physicians and their patients who are experiencing vein disease. Our vein treatment centers are conveniently located throughout the Tampa Bay area and are led by board-certified vein care specialist physicians. Schedule an appointment today at Vein911.com or call 855-VEIN-911.

In June of 2017, Tampa’s Vein911 Vein Treatment Centers announced its official selection as a semi-finalist for a regional 2017 Small Business of the Year Award. Bestowed by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes companies that have demonstrated both a steadfast dedication to organizational growth and a larger dedication to the growth of the greater Tampa community. The award also honors companies that value their employees by ensuring that all team members are content, effective, well trained, and well supported in their jobs.

Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Vein911 Vein Treatment Centers, Dr. Chris Pittman was absolutely thrilled to hear of the organization’s selection for the award. “This recognition is very much appreciated by our fantastic team of dedicated vein care specialists,” he said, praising the individuals under his employ and direction who “provide world-class results along with a world-class patient experience for those suffering from medical vein disease or cosmetically disturbing veins.”

 

Meet Dr. Pittman of Vein911

A triple board-certified physician, Dr. Pittman is an experienced Diagnostic Radiologist, a fellowship trained and board certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He does his part to educate the medical professionals of the future as an Affiliate Assistant Professor and an Alumni Association Board Member at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Over the course of his career, he has served tenures as President of both the Hillsborough County Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee. He is also a Board of Governors member of the Florida Medical Association; Executive Committee Member of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) Foundation;  and, ACP Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Pittman joins the rest of the team at the Vein911 Vein Treatment Centers to thank the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce for this exciting recognition of the medical organization’s exceptional work. Vein911 looks forward to taking its place on the exclusive roster of past Small Business of the Year Award winners that includes Fintech, Creative Sign Designs, Melting Pot Restaurants, and Outback Steakhouse. Of course, even if Vein911 fails to receive the final award, it is a great honor simply to be singled out as a semi-finalist.

 

 

Schedule an Appointment at Vein911

A leading provider of nonsurgical vein treatments for a range of medical and cosmetic conditions, Vein911 has established itself as the Tampa and St. Petersburg vein care organization of choice for individuals who are suffering from varicose veins, spider veins, and other forms of vein disease. Specific medical issues and symptoms addressed by Vein911 include poor circulation, leg ulcers, ankle swelling, restless legs syndrome, and night cramping. It offers treatment options that include Cosmetic and Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Therapy, and VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis. To schedule an appointment at one of Vein911’s Tampa Bay area locations visit their official website Vein911.com or contact a skilled and knowledgeable Vein911 patient relations specialist by calling 855-VEIN-911 (855-834-6911).

We are proud to announce our fourth location is now open for new patients in Riverview!

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Vein911, Riverview
The Woman’s Group Building near St. Joseph’s Hospital – South.
Half mile North of Big Bend Road
ADDRESS: 13005 South US Highway 301, Riverview, FL
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Christopher Pittman, president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, said medical offices have a variety of reasons for requiring Social Security numbers.

“Hospitals, as I understand it, are collecting Social Security numbers for patient safety reasons,” he said. The numbers are “a redundant way to uniquely and safely identify the patients.”

Medical facilities also often say they need the numbers in case a patient dies; the number is required for the death certificate. But some security experts say this need can be addressed by providing contact information for a family member who has access to the patient’s Social Security number.

The numbers are also used for collecting payment. “Is medicine a business? Well, certainly,” Pittman said. “Are there other ways to find people who don’t pay their bills? Based on my research, there are.”

“Patients can say, ‘I’m not going to give my Social,’” Pittman said. “An entity can say, ‘Well fine. You need to pay cash … and you can file your own insurance.’”

Pittman suggested a possible compromise: “If a patient is ever uncomfortable giving a SSN to front office staff or to any medical staff member, a simple solution is to provide the SSN directly to the physician,” he said. “Patients trust physicians with the sensitive and personal details of their lives.”

Pittman said this would allow the doctor to enter the number directly into an electronic medical records system, “which is much more secure than any paper record.”

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Dr. Christopher Pittman, a Tampa phlebologist, was elected president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association.

Pittman succeeds Dr. William Davison as president of the association, which has more than 1,300 members involved in health care.

Pittman received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in 1988 and began to practice interventional radiology at Tampa General Hospital in 1994, according to a written statement.

He specializes in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of vein diseases.

Vein911® is pleased to support our local public schools.

American College of Phlebology 26th Annual Congress
November 15-18, 2012
Hollywood, Florida

American College of Phlebology Foundation Silent Auction

Vein911® is a brand built upon urgency. The Vein911® name and positioning of “For life’s little and not-so-little emergencies” was conceived because the slow and gradual nature of venous reflux disease is the main reason patients often ignore life-style limiting symptoms of venous disease that can be easily treated. Vein911® is not just a name, but a call to urgency with a mission of patient education — to teach patients the difference between cosmetically disturbing veins versus medically necessary vein treatment that is often covered by insurance.