Articles and Blogs

Mint Medical
in the headlines.

Why Choose Mint Medical?

Mint Medical has been a leader in non-invasive vascular laboratory services in Northern California for over two decades. We offer end-to-end vascular lab management services including a range of diagnostic and screening ultrasound exams, state-of-the-art equipment, lab accreditation, and administrative services.  Vascular ultrasound can be a crucial diagnostic and screening tool for vascular disease; however, […]

Guidelines and Best Practices for Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory Testing 

Noninvasive vascular ultrasound is a crucial tool for diagnosing vascular diseases, including (but not limited to) atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, arterial compression, and varicose veins. Vascular imaging uses Doppler technology to determine the speed and direction of blood flow. High quality vascular ultrasound exams are typically performed in a dedicated vascular ultrasound […]

How Physicians Can Earn the RPVI Credential in Vascular Interpretation 

Medical credentialing is a standard process for physicians. All physicians go through some type of credentialing process when they begin work at a new practice. Credentialing is used to assess physician knowledge, skills, and education. Physicians can earn additional credentials to demonstrate their expertise in a particular area. Those who provide vascular health care can […]

Mint Medical Promotes Employee Wellbeing with Massage Therapy 

Mint Medical employs Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs) throughout California. These highly trained technologists perform dozens of vascular ultrasound exams each day, which can be taxing as they are standing for long periods of time. To promote employee wellbeing and reduce physical and mental stress, Mint Medical partnered with Synergy Massage & Wellness to provide mobile […]

Varicose Veins, Ablation Treatment, and the Role of Ultrasound 

What are Varicose Veins?  Varicose (enlarged) veins are a common condition that affects more than 30% of adults in the U.S. Veins are blood vessels that return very low-pressure unoxygenated blood back to the heart. Varicose veins are caused and worsened by a problem called chronic venous insufficiency. When these vessels are exposed to increased […]

Spotlight on Dr. Okuhn, Medical Director

Mint Medical is excited to welcome Dr. Steven Okuhn as our newly appointed Medical Director. Dr. Okuhn has an extensive background as a board-certified vascular surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area. A New Jersey native, he received his undergraduate degree at Harvard before moving to California where he attended medical school at Stanford. “Once […]

Patients are Best Served by Accredited Medical Facilities 

What is Accreditation?  Accreditation is a certification given by professional societies to signify that an organization has met certain standards. Accreditation is commonly offered in any industry that provides standardized services such as education, insurance, and health care.  Accreditation is especially important for the healthcare industry. Minimum standards ensure that patients receive the critical care […]

Why Facilities Love Our Labs 

Why Choose Mint Medical?  Mint Medical is a leader in non-invasive vascular laboratory services across California. We partner with hospitals and practices to provide custom, flexible solutions. Offerings include Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs), Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), state-of-the-art equipment, and administrative and billing services.  There are a variety of reasons why our partners […]

American Heart Month: 3 Types of Heart Disease to Screen For 

What is Heart Disease?  February is American Heart Month, a national observance designed to promote awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC. Although it is prevalent, it is preventable and treatable with lifestyle changes and screening.  Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular […]

Getting to know Lynn Vera, Scheduler

How long have you worked at Mint Medical? 15 years in March of 2023 What has your career journey been like? I’ve been in the medical field for almost 25 years as a medical office manager, medical biller and coder, nursing recruiter for a home care agency, medical assistant, and my current position as a […]

The Importance of Housing Vascular Labs within Vascular Surgery Departments 

Vascular laboratories are a critical component of patient care for full-service hospitals. Within vascular labs, Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs) perform noninvasive vascular ultrasound exams for screening, diagnostic, and monitoring purposes. These exams include but are not limited to dialysis access evaluation, peripheral venous ultrasound, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, and renal artery ultrasound.  Although hospitals have […]