About IAC Accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management
In 2013, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) began offering accreditation in vein treatment and management to facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including a detailed review of selected patient procedures. Kristen L. Biggs, MD, Skin Care & Vein Centre, PC, voluntarily underwent a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts, as well as a site visit, and was granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. We were the FIRST Vein Center in New Mexico to be accredited in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and the FIRST non-pilot Vein Center to be accredited by the IAC in the ENTIRE NATION.
IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indication that the vein center's processes and procedures have been carefully evaluated by medical experts in the field of treatment and management of superficial venous disorders. When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed and can learn more by visiting www.intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients.htm.
IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to superficial venous disorders.
It was important for me to know that I was providing the highest standard of care to my patients, and that is why I voluntarily applied for accreditation by the IAC. I am excited that Kristen L. Biggs, MD, Skin Care & Vein Centre, PC, is the leader of the highest quality vein care in New Mexico.
---Kristen L. Biggs, MD, RPVI, RPhS, FACS