Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen
Advancing Vein Care Treatment With Exceptional Patient Care
Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen has committed her practice to broadening public understanding of vein health, furthering its research, and establishing a uniquely collaborative and comprehensive approach to patient care. As part of Dr. Asbjornsen’s dedication to advancing the standard of care in venous disease and treatment, she is helping a new population living with the symptoms and complications of all stages of venous disease live a fuller, healthier, more comfortable life.
Dr. Asbjornsen was one of the first phlebologists in Maine to meet the board certification standards set forth by the American Board of Phlebology. She is the only doctor in Maine to be named a Fellow by the American College of Phlebology, a distinction held by only 52 other phlebologists in the country. With her exclusive focus on phlebology, she continues to play an important role in advancing patient care in a time when minimally invasive invasive treatment has replaced the old standard known as vein-stripping. Part of her work includes fostering the understanding that when performed by a specialist with knowledge of critical anatomical components and an understanding of its implications for overall venous health, the endovenous approach is a superior option.
Dr. Asbjornsen recognized the need for community awareness of vein health, and in 2012 started Vein Health News, a publication for primary care doctors and medical professionals. Vein Health News covers such topics as: modern compression, leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, the latest in venous disease care, and more. Although the magazine was originally intended for physicians, patients also find the information useful and accessible.
Leading Vein Specialist
Dr. Asbjornsen is a nationally recognized vein specialist, member of the American College of Phlebology, and a board certified Phlebologist. She received specialty training from leading phlebologists in ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation techniques, laser treatment, ultrasound evaluations, and radiofrequency closures. She is also a board certified Family Practice physician, and completed her Family Practice residency at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine.
Her expertise in phlebology quickly distinguished Dr. Asbjornsen in her field, and she was invited to join the faculty of the American College of Phlebology's 25th Annual Congress, the country's largest program for phlebology education and leading assembly of nationally and internationally recognized phlebologists. Among her recent contributions to the study of phlebology is first place recognition from the American College of Phlebology's 24th Annual Conference for her work on Symptomatic Middle Cerebral Artery Embolism after Foam Sclerotherapy.
In addition to the above-mentioned affiliations, Dr. Asbjornsen is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Medicine and Surgical Lasers, and the Maine Osteopathic Association.
New Era of Care & Collaboration
By establishing the Vein Healthcare Center in South Portland, Maine, Dr. Asbjornsen helps to welcome a new era of health care in the field of phlebology. At the Vein Healthcare Center, Dr. Asbjornsen is dedicated exclusively to providing outstanding medical treatment of all aspects of vein health for patients in all stages of venous disease. The center provides patients, physicians, and the general public with an exceptional resource for medical treatment by a leading vein specialist.
Dr. Asbjornsen welcomes the opportunity for referrals from physicians and medical professionals whose patients may be new to vein treatment, and those who have had previous experiences with vein specialists and have been dissatisfied with traditional, more invasive approaches to treatment. In an effort to pave the way toward a truly collaborative environment between practitioners and the specialists they work with, referring physicians can expect complete and thorough communication about their patients' care. In addition, physicians of all disciplines interested in exchanging ideas about vein health, or deepening their understanding of the latest approaches to vein care are encouraged to contact Dr. Asbjornsen.