MD, ABEM, DABVLM
Get to Know Dr. Shevitz
David Shevitz, MD brings extensive experience in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. He completed his undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA; he obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, with post graduate training at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
Dr. Shevitz's Credentials
- American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
- American Board of Emergency Medicine
- Medical College of Virginia in Richmond
- American Vein and Lymphatic Society
- American Medical Association
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Insufficiency
More About Dr. Shevitz
Since that time, Dr. Shevitz has practiced at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida, and at the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) in Charleston, West Virginia. There he held an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of the HealthNet Aeromedical helicopter program.
Dr. Shevitz is board certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society and the American Medical Association.
“My original specialty was Emergency Medicine. In that role, I had to have extensive knowledge for the acute care of a wide range of clinical conditions. The emergency department is a less controlled setting that is open 24/7. My patients would often be faced with serious, at times even life threatening, medical conditions,” says Dr. Shevitz. “After practicing emergency medicine for 17 years, I changed career paths, and trained extensively in the treatment of varicose veins. “I was attracted to the concept of focusing on and mastering one aspect of medicine and working in a more controlled, scheduled environment. It was also appealing to know that with this career change my patients would consistently experience positive, rewarding outcomes. I am glad to say that my experience treating veins over the past eight years has substantiated the benefits of this career change.”
“The treatment of venous insufficiency involves relatively painless, minimally invasive techniques. I have always enjoyed performing medical procedures. The idea that I can make a significant improvement in the quality of life for my patients by utilizing these office based procedures is why I feel I have such a strong interest in vein care.”
Dr. Shevitz describes his personal work in the field of venous insufficiency and areas where he has a particular focus:
“I am comfortable treating the entire range of vein disease, from the smallest spider vein to the large ropey varicosities that can even lead to ulcerations of the lower leg. What I specialize in is treating the apprehensive patient. The office environment is friendly; we engage the patients and make them feel comfortable. This, in turn, reduces the patient’s anxiety and makes for a more pleasant experience.”