The Qualities of a Great Vein Doctor: CVR in Leesburg, VA, Welcomes Dr. Gigi Hafizi!
A great vein doctor is board-certified, experienced, compassionate, up-to-date on the latest treatments, and committed to patient education. All these traits describe Leesburg, Virginia’s new top vein doctor.
A great vein doctor is also experienced in performing minimally invasive vein procedures, and they explain treatment options to their patients clearly. In addition to their medical expertise, great vein doctors are compassionate and understanding and take the time to listen to their patients' concerns.
That’s why Center for Vein Restoration is so excited to welcome Ghazaleh Gigi Hafizi, MD, FACOG, to Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), joining Seema Kumar, MD, MPP, DABVLM, in the Ashburn / Leesburg, Virginia vein clinic location.
Meet Ghazaleh Gigi Hafizi MD, FACOG
We recently spoke with Dr. Gigi Hafizi about her background, experience, patient care philosophy, and why she decided to apply her impressive skills in venous care with Center for Vein Restoration.
Tell us a little bit about your professional experience
My name is Dr. Gigi Hafizi, and I practice in Leesburg, Virginia.
I attended the University of California, Los Angeles, then went on to medical school at Howard University. I completed a four-year training in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN). Following this, I practiced OB-GYN for over twenty years in Northern Virginia.
Why did you choose vein care as your specialty?
I chose vein care as my specialty because I was deeply interested in surgery and caring for patients with chronic diseases. I also enjoy doing vein care because I can see patients from different ages, backgrounds, and men and women. I enjoy fixing and stabilizing their care and seeing them in an ongoing fashion because it is a chronic disease.
Why did you choose to practice at CVR specifically?
I chose CVR to practice because I found that, number one, CVR has a large group of very well-qualified clinicians, and I also like the culture of the clinicians. I felt that it was a place where I could grow professionally and personally, and I found that the physicians and the entire team at CVR are very professional and where the patient is number one.
Can you describe your philosophy of patient care?
I feel that patient care involves, number one, listening to the patient. Number two, giving them adequate and kind care. And, number three, follow-through. I think it's really important to communicate with the patient and educate them so they know what to expect and what not to expect.
What unique skills do you possess?
Being an OB-GYN, I have a background in medicine and surgery. So, I think in that regard, I bring a unique set of skills. I'm not just a surgeon, and I'm not just an internist. Also, because of my background, I have excellent people skills, so I think I will bring that with me.
I'm able to communicate with patients well, and I'm able to show my compassion and care for them.
How do you see your role in helping your patients?
I see my role in helping my patients as a specialist. I see myself as someone who is taking care of patients who are referred to me by other clinicians. I find that it's important to educate my patients, number one. And, number two, I want them to leave the office knowing I've done something for them.
Even if it's not vein care related, I want patients to feel that they have received care to help them feel better. I am so thrilled to be at CVR and excited to take care of all the patients in Leesburg and Northern Virginia.
But what if you are experiencing the symptoms of venous insufficiency, such as leg pain or swelling, cramping, itching, feelings of leg heaviness, or varicose veins, but you don’t live near Leesburg, Virginia?
CVR has more than 110 vein clinics nationwide, so that you can find a great vein doctor near you.
What are the qualities of a great vein doctor?
When choosing a vein doctor, it is important to consider their qualifications, experience, and bedside manner. A great vein doctor will have all the following qualities:
Board certification: A vein doctor should be board-certified in vascular medicine or vascular surgery. This means that they have met the highest standards of training and competence in their field.
Specialized training: A vein doctor should have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein conditions. This may include training in minimally invasive vein procedures such as endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation.
Communication skills: A vein doctor should be able to explain your condition and treatment options to you clearly. They should also be willing to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
Compassion and empathy: A vein doctor should be compassionate and understanding. They should take the time to get to know you and your needs and make you feel comfortable and supported.
In addition to the above qualities, a great vein doctor should also be:
Up-to-date on the latest treatments and technologies: Vein treatment is a rapidly evolving field, and a great vein doctor will stay up-to-date on the latest treatments and technologies to provide their patients with the best possible care.
Committed to patient education: A great vein doctor will take the time to educate their patients about their condition and treatment options. They will also provide their patients with the resources to manage their condition at home.
Teamwork: A great vein doctor will work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians and vascular surgeons, to provide their patients with the best possible care.
How to find a great vein doctor
At Center for Vein Restoration, we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the best vein doctor near you. Our vein physicians are board-certified experts in diagnosing and treating venous disease. Like Dr. Hafizi, CVR vein doctors pride themselves on being compassionate and understanding and taking the time to listen to and understand the patient's concerns about their leg health.
Choosing a vein doctor is an important decision. Choose wisely. Choose Center for Vein Restoration.
Call 1-800-FIX-LEGS (1-800-349-5347) to speak to a Patient Services Representative or schedule your consultation online at a CVR near you today.
CVR accepts many insurances, including Aetna, Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, MultiPlan, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.