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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 […]

The Top 5 Qualities of an Excellent Vascular Lab

We all want to enjoy coming to work every day. When you enjoy your job, you’re more productive; you’re happier overall. Here are five qualities that make an excellent environment for vascular lab technicians (vascular techs) to work in daily.  1) A positive work environment  A positive work environment is essential for any profession. Many […]

What is an Upper Extremity Venous Ultrasound? 

Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound An upper extremity ultrasound is a type of vascular ultrasound exam. Vascular ultrasound is an imaging technique designed to examine the cardiovascular, or circulatory system, which comprises the veins and arteries. These ultrasound exams use Doppler technology, which uses harmless, high-frequency soundwaves to create images and videos of what is happening […]

Northwest Vascular Technologists Meet in October 2022

The Northwest Vascular Technologists Association held its annual conference in beautiful Bend, Oregon, at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The event is geared towards vascular technologists and other medical professionals and features keynote speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and more. It is an opportunity for vascular technologists and other medical professionals to come together for two […]

Everything You Need to Know about Peripheral Vascular Disease 

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease? Peripheral vascular disease, or PVD, is characterized by the narrowing of the peripheral blood vessels. Peripheral vessels are located away from the heart and brain. Any narrowing of the vessels restricts blood flow and can lead to blockages. Peripheral vascular disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis or a buildup of […]