Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) added Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) to its list of outpatient offerings in August of 2018. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Gustavo Elias, conducted the very first PAE procedure in the Fredericksburg region with great success. “I felt very compelled to bring this procedure to the area,” …

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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Larry Koenig III, MD, was one of those children who was always a tinkerer. Drawn to mathematics and the sciences, he studied chemical and biochemical engineering in his undergrad. “I was fascinated by opening something up and putting it back together,” Dr. Koenig shared. “It turns out, I liked engineering in school, but not in practice.” After five years in …

Clinical Decision Support: Becoming PAMA AUC Ready by 2020

In Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Use of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software by the medical community has long been an expectation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CDS software provides vital tools to assist physicians and their teams in making informative, swift decisions. From diagnostic support to patient data reports, CDS can assist physicians in all specialties in determining appropriate use criteria (AUC). …