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Dr. Phillip Hertzman

Phlebology
Santa Fe, NM
51 years experience male

Locations

Vein Care of New Mexico

Los Alamos, NM

Address

3917 West Road, Suite 130, Los Alamos, NM
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

5056624333

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Lovelace Sandia Health System/Lovelace Health Plan

Presbyterian Health Plan

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Medicaid

Vein Care of New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM

Office

Santa Fe, NM

About

Bio

Biosketch Phillip A. Hertzman MD, FACP, FAAFP, FACPh Dr. Phillip Hertzman is a Board Certified Phlebologist and Board Certified Family Physician with a special interest in Phlebology practicing in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Northern New Mexico for 30 years. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Phlebology, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American Venous Forum. He has served as a faculty member and lecturer, and has presented scientific papers related to Venous disease at numerous National and international meetings related to Phlebology. Recent research projects include new treatments of venous disease and of venous ulcers. He has published an article on the treatment of patients with venous ulcers in the international journal Phlebology. He is currently a Principal Investigator in an FDA phase 3 study of treatment of varicose veins . He has traveled to Honduras and to Mexico on humanitarian missions to treat patients with severe venous disease. Dr. Hertzman is a member of the American College of Phlebology Committee on International Affairs and Committee on Preceptorships. He is a National Preceptor for the American College of Phlebology. He was one of the physicians who first recognized and reported the Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome (EMS) linked to the use of L-tryptophan. Since 1989 he has been involved in the clinical investigation of this syndrome. He has coordinated a number of national and international conferences and projects related to the investigation of EMS, the dissemination of information regarding EMS, and the comparison of EMS to the Spanish Toxic Oil Syndrome. Dr. Hertzman has published several book chapters and numerous articles on topics including venous disease, hypertension, exercise stress testing, and the Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome in well-known peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, American Family Physician, The Journal of Hypertension, Phlebology, and Journal of Rheumatology. He also reviews manuscripts for several prominent medical journals. Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Medical Director of the Los Alamos - Sarov Medical Partnership supported by the American International Health Alliance and USAID. As part of this recently concluded project he has developed models for delivery of care for asthma, hypertension, women’s wellness, and diabetes in Sarov, Russia.

Specialties
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Phlebology

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Damage to collagen: Uv light can damage collagen in the walls of the small superficial vessels.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Consiult Phlebology: Your legs should be evaluated by a vein specialist and possibly by a neurologist. There may be 2 separate processes effecting your legs.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Acute leg symptoms: Blood clots in the legs are usually associated with calf pain and tenderness. Varicose veins may be susceptible to inflammation or superficial thrombo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Spider veins: These veins may be treated with sclerotherapy which is injection of specific medications. For evaluation and treatment see a vein specialist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Venous dermatitis: Skin changes due to chronic venous insufficiency and venous hypertension.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Combination therapy: The basic cause of stasis ulcers is venous hypertension. Treatment involves reversing this process. It may involve laser ablation of abnormal veins, u... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Several: Best options include ablation of abnormal veins using laser or radiofrequency in combination with ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Evaluate and treat: First an evaluation by a vein specialist including a duplex ultrasound study to define the source of the veins. Treatment may involve laser ablation o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Sclerotherapy: If you are referring to spider veins, sclerotherapy is best option.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Anticoagulation: Deep venous thrombosis requires anticoagulation to prevent extension of the clot and possible pulmonary embolism.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Possibly: Patients with cancer are at risk for thrombosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
See a Phlebologist: Sclerotherapy is usual the best method. Evaluation of the venous system is a good idea prior to treatment.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
See a phlebologist: Evaluation including a duplex ultrasound study may show abnormal veins that can be ablated using one of several minimally invasive techniques.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is usually the best choice.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Treatment possible: The veins should first be evaluated by a vein specialist. Veins are treated differently depending on size and health of the veins that are not visible... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is the most effective approach.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Laser or IPL: External laser of intense pulse light treatment may be effective.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Duplex ultrasound: Best test is usually duplex ultrasound examination.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Scleroterapy is best alternative.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Several: 1. Regular lower body exercise to keep calf muscles strong. 2. Medical grade compression stockings. 3. Leg elevation. 4. Limited use of high-... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Check with surgeon: Compression stockings are important. Follow up with surgeon. And consider custom fitted stocking. Next time consider laser vein treatment rather than ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Unusual: These superficial lesions do not usually become infected. Best to have this checked by a vein specialist or dermatologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Vein inflammation: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. Superficial phlebitis usually results in a palpable and tender cord beneath the skin.
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Probably: Patients with varicose veins usually have an underlying abnormality called venous insufficiency. This causes blood to pool in the lower extremities an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
None: No specific exercise will get rid of varicose veins. Exercise to strengthen the calf muscles may delay progression of venous disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Yes: Minimally invasive treatments with laser ablations and sclerotherapy are effective alternatives to surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Treatment possible: First evaluation by a vein specialist with duplex ultrasound is recommended. If there are poorly functioning veins they may require ablation treatment... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Possibly: This may be normal, but let a vein specialist check.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Cleanliness: Keep it clean and it necessary cover with a bandaid.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Abnormal healing: Leg ulcers can be related to a variety of underlying medical problems. The most common cause is related to chronic venous insufficiency. Other causes ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Possibly: Immobilization in a leg cast reduces the natural pumping activity of the calf muscle pump. Depending on the original injury prolonged standing may in... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Study of veins: The medical specialty related to the study, evaluation, and treatment of veins.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
See a Phlebologist: A phlebologist or surgeon may be the specialist to see. There, however are not many physicians even in those specialties who are well trained in carin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
Antiinflamatory meds: Treatment of a superficial phlebitis involves antiiflamatory medication and warm soaks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Phlebology 51 years experience
UV or inherited: Some people hjave a tendency to develop spider veins. In addition, sun exposure may injure collagen and lead to spider veins. Occasionally spider vei... Read More

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Dr. Ted King
Feb 10, 2013
An excellent and very experienced phlebologist
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hertzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hertzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Awards

Fellow - American College of Physicians
Fellow - American College of Phlebology
Top Doctor, Second Place, New Mexico - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Venous Forum
American College of Phlebology

Publications

Rapid Healing of Venous Ulcers following Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy.
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