Dr. Yeshwant G. Phadke recently became certified in venous and lymphatic medicine.
Phadke, who operates an office in the 119 Professional Center along Wayne Avenue in White Township, earned a diploma from the American Board of Phlebology.
Less than 1 percent of all phlebology professionals in the U.S. and Canada have earned this certification from the ABPh. With its newest class, the ABPh has now awarded diplomate status to 624 parishioners in the U.S. and Canada.
This certification indicates added proficiency in treatment of venous disorders, Phadke said.
To earn this distinction, applicants must complete the requisite training and meet experience qualifications and medical education requisites and pass a certification exam.
The certification period is for 10 years.
The ABPh is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined set of standards.
The ABPh was established to:
• Improve the standards of medical practitioners and patient care related to venous disease.
• Serve the public and medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification.
• Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of phlebology.
• Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in phlebology.
• Award certifications in phlebology to candidates who meet the established standards.
• Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certifications by the board.