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Our Physician - Dr. James Altizer
Certified by the American Board of Phlebology


James W. Altizer, MD, FACPh, RVT, RPVI

Dr. Altizer graduated from Davidson College with a B.S. degree in Pre-Medicine in 1981. From there he attended medical school in Richmond, Virginia, graduating from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1985.

After completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Augusta, Georgia, he worked for the next 11 years as a board-certified Internist. For part of that time, he served as a distinguished medical officer in the US Navy and received three decorations while serving in the first Gulf War.
Dr. Altizer took up Phlebology (the specialty dealing with vein disease) full time in 1999. Dr. Altizer has had extensive training and experience with cosmetic sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided medical sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and the latest endovenous catheter techniques for treating varicose vein disease. He has performed over 1200 endovenous catheter procedures for varicose veins.

In 2006, Dr. Altizer was elected a Fellow in the American College of Phlebology (ACP), the leading organization for physicians treating venous disease in North America. Fellowship status has only been conferred on approximately 30 physicians out of the entire membership of the American College of Phlebology and indicates a high level of skill and dedication to the advancement of his field. He has served as lecturing faculty at national and regional ACP symposia and workshops since 2001.

Dr. Altizer has published articles about vein disease treatment in medical literature and teaches other physicians how to perform both surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques. In 2003, he was invited to speak about varicose vein treatment at the North Carolina Dermatology Association's winter symposium in Pinehurst, NC. In 2006, his lecture to the American College of Phlebology on 'Treatment of Varicose Hand Veins' was one of the most popular and well-attended lectures during the entire 4 day meeting.

In December 2007, Dr. Altizer earned the additional title of ‘RVT’ after his name.  This stands for ‘registered vascular technologist.’ This new credential means that Dr. Altizer has acquired additional skills in performance and interpretation of diagnostic vascular ultrasound examinations. These examinations are critical to the success of our treatments here at the Vein Center. Dr. Altizer is now recognized by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as having successfully completed the training and education requirements necessary to receive this lifelong designation. At the Vein Center of Charlotte, we are always striving to improve our knowledge and skills when it comes to providing the finest, state-of-the-art care to our patients. Congratulations to Dr. Altizer for all his hard work in achieving this additional certification!

On July 1, 2008, Dr. Altizer became Certified by the American Board of Phlebology (vein disease). Dr. Altizer successfully passed the first ever board certification examination given by the American Board of Phlebology. Although he has been practicing at the forefront of the field since 2001, it wasn’t until now that any physician could claim to be ‘board certified’ in vein disease. Charlotte is lucky to have one of the few physicians in the country that was even eligible to sit for the examination and then pass it. Congratulations to Dr. Altizer for achieving this major milestone in his career, more evidence of his dedication to excellence in patient care.

He has also received the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award from 5/2008 to 5/2011.

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