Dr. Mark N. Isaacs, MD
Diplomate American Board of Phlebology
Dr. Mark Isaacs received his medical training at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at an affiliated hospital of the University of Minnesota, has been Board Certified in Family Medicine since 1979 and is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and the American Academy of Family Practice.
In 2008 the American Board of Phlebology offered it’s Board Certification examination for the first time, and Dr. Isaacs was in the first group to pass. He is on the hospital staff of John Muir Medical Center and is a member in good standing of both the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a clinical faculty member at both U.C.S.F. and the University of Minnesota. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology.
Dr. Isaacs has specialized in the treatment of vein disease since 1990. He has served on the faculty of the American College of Phlebology and the Union Internationale de Phlebologie. As an early proponent of the use of duplex ultrasound to guide the treatment of varicose veins, Dr. Isaacs was asked to join in the original FDA trial study of endovenous laser, a method of treatment that has now become the gold standard for non-surgical treatment of large varicose veins. Dr. Isaacs is very enthusiastic about the effectiveness of sclerotherapy and other non-surgical modalities for the entire spectrum of vein disease. It is very rare that a physician has the opportunity to use a treatment that gives both prompt relief of symptoms and cosmetic improvement. The impact on a patients self-image and daily functioning can be incredibly positive.