Our nursing staff assist in evaluation of patients, patient education, fitting of support hose, problem solving for patients and many other tasks which are best performed by staff with clinical skills and experience. Our nurses are the local experts in fitting elastic support hose and in teaching patients how improvements or changes in lifestyle can help with vein problems. Our nurses’ backgrounds include considerable experience in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, and Operating Room settings prior to their joining our staff at VCOT.
Mardi Pickett, RN, BSN, is the Clinical Manager for VCOT. She came to us with 6 years of experience in nursing, 4 ½ of which were working as a staff nursing in a busy Critical Care Unit. Mardi manages the clinical aspect of the center, trains other staff, and still cares for many of our patients.
Susan Kelley, RN, BSN, joined the VeinCare Centers of Tennessee team in March, 2013. She has 13 years of experience as a nurse, 8 of which were in a hospital Special Procedures unit caring for patients undergoing image-guided procedures.
Kelly Searfoss, RN, joined the VeinCare Centers of Tennessee team in September 2015. She has 5 years of experience as a Medical/Surgical nurse. Prior to her nursing degree, she served as a Healthcare Specialist in the U.S. Army for 6 years. Kelly is proving to be an asset in our office helping our patients postoperatively.
Lisa Owens, PBT, joined VeinCare Centers of Tennessee in December, 2015. She is certified as a Phlebotomist by the American College of Clinical Pathology and she has more than 10 years of experience managing the laboratory for a busy medical practice.
"I can’t express in words how thankful I am for the outcome of my vein treatment and the concern he has for his patients. He has a great staff also." -- N.R.