Anastasia started with the South Gregory Hills practice in January 2018, seamlessly managing clinical bookings, lab bookings and reception.
Being exposed to the lab ignited her passion to become a vascular sonographer, and she continues to achieve high distinctions in her training exams.
Anastasia’s greatest reward is helping patients identify underlying vein disease during a routine vein scanning procedure, and we hope Anastasia can continue to work part time for us as her career progresses.
Sharon worked in Dr Huber’s vascular lab since 2011, before joining the Art of Vein Care in January 2020.
She is responsible for patient bookings in three locations, answering emails and phone queries, maintaining office supplies as well as patient billing and procedure scheduling.
Sharon manages any situation that arises with aplomb, is an excellent problem solver, and with her upbeat, friendly attitude, Sharon is an indispensable member of the Art of Vein Care team.
Kind words may be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
No one knows this more than Kristina joined AVC in 2019, after previously working for several years in the vascular lab. Kristina assists with scheduling, billing, front desk and doctor diary managing.
Kristina’s efficiency, courtesy, kindness and competence endear her to patients and staff alike.
Sean has over two decades of experience in healthcare. His considerable experience as a sonographer was further refined during his two years at Dr Huber’s lab, before joining him at Art of Vein Care’s Illawarra Vascular Ultrasound.
Sean is qualified as both a general sonographer and cardiac sonographer. He also teaches ultrasound within the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department at Wollongong Public Hospital.
With Sean’s extensive experience, his continued interest in educating others and his relaxed, friendly way with patients, Sean is a huge asset to our ultrasound lab in Wollongong.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity – this could not be truer for Anne who has led AVC practice for three decades with integrity and passion and expertly manages day-to-day operations of our clinics.
Anne continues to drive change in AVC’s clinical excellence through managing a diverse group of stakeholders including surgeons, sonographers, nurses, educators, AHPs, medical students and many more.
Anne always ensures the practice is running efficiently and effectively, helps maintain all relevant legislative requirements and practice accreditation and remains deeply committed to quality improvements, patient care and satisfaction.
Adam has been a vascular trainee with Dr Huber from the start of his career in 2017. He also has general ultrasound experience as well as being a qualified pharmacist.
He graduated as a specialist sonographer in July 2020, and his gentle, calm reassuring way with patients during scanning makes him loved by patients and staff alike.
Adam is based at the Gregory Hills practice in South West Sydney.
Art of Vein proudly supports our lipoedema patient advocates including Josephine St John and Lisa Grubb who continue to educated about this little known and painful fat disease that impacts 1 in 11 women, and does not respond to diet and exercise.
Lipoedema is frequently misdiagnosed by patients and general practitioners and also frequently causes vein issues. Watch here.
Vein Treatments Wollongong, Gregory Hills & Orange
The field of venous surgery has advanced rapidly in the past three decades with vein stripping, open surgery with long hospital recovery times a thing of the past, giving way to endovascular surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
That has meant shorter hospital stays, and for many patients, no need for hospitalisation at all – and often walk-in-walk-out vein treatments on the same day.
Since its inception, AVC has been a pioneer in this new era of vein technology.
Principal, Associate Professor Dr David Huber set up Australia’s first hybrid endovascular suite in the public health system; established the first specialised vascular surgery practice in Wollongong and personally fostered and mentored dozens of junior doctors.
AVC also has a long association with ultrasound labs and the training of specialist vascular sonographers and currently the practice has two specialty sonographers and one receptionist doing the entry exams so that she too can embark on the four-year course.
Ultrasound goes hand-in-glove with phlebology, because it is a non-invasive method of verifying a diagnosis, and a way of guiding vein treatment.
Currently AVC performs state-of-the-art Duplex ultrasounds on all parts of the body except the heart in our Wollongong and Gregory Hills ultrasound clinics.
All arterial investigations and venous ultrasounds are bulk-billed for pensioners.
We look forward to treating you in one of our comfortable Art of Vein care clinics.