Dr. Carl Fastabend Awarded Certification in Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
Carl Fastabend, MD, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, has been awarded a prestigious certification from the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). This certification is awarded to physicians who demonstrate exceptional knowledge and experience. The status of diplomate of the ABVLM is a direct reflection of Dr. Fastabend’s knowledge in the field of vein care, and his continued commitment to the advancement of this specialty.
To become an ABVLM diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite training and experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are 10 years and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomate to display competency in four areas of assessment: professional standing, commitment to lifelong-learning and periodic self-assessment, cognitive expertise, and performance in practice.
A regular speaker at training sessions across the country for physicians interested in learning about vein disease and treatment advances, Dr. Fastabend is the only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist in Louisiana.