Venous Ablation

Varicose veins, those badges of having the courage to get older, affect more than 25 million Americans. They often start as spider veins when patients are just in their 30s or even in their 20s. Once dismissed as par for the course of living, varicose veins should be...

Nurse practitioner helps ease patient load

Richard Bernard chose his career as a nurse practitioner before it became apparent that the role is going to be a key in the future of health care. “I’m a certified adult nurse practitioner,” he said. “I’m a midlevel practitioner. We can do a lot of the same things...

Surgeon takes matters into his own hands

June 7, 2012 Written by George White for FLORIDA TODAY In some ways, Dr. Clifford Gelman feels like he was born to become a surgeon. “I’ve always been good with my hands,” he said. “When I was younger, I used to draw a lot and build models and paint little soldiers,...