Vein Center: Meet the Doctor
Bucks County Center for
Vein Medicine was established in 1992 by Board-Certified
Vascular Surgeon Michael Jacobelli, M.D. Our Center is
able to treat varicose veins without the need for surgery,
hospitalization, scarring, or anesthesia.
About Michael C
Jacobelli, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr Michael Jacobelli is a Board-Certified General and Vascular
Surgeon. He has been treating Varicose and Spider Veins for
over 20 years. He opened the Bucks County Center for Vein
Medicine in 1992, dedicated solely to the evaluation and
treatment of varicose veins and spider veins along with their
associated illnesses (phlebitis, cellulitis, venous stasis
ulcer, lymphedema, DVT).
Since 1984, Dr Jacobelli has been associated with Saint Mary
Hospital, which was voted among the Top 100 Hospitals in the
United States. Dr. Jacobelli has been Board Certified by
the American College of Surgeons since 1985. He was also
Director of Trauma Services at Saint Mary Medical Center from
His practice is located at the Saint Mary Medical Center
Medical Building, where he has the Center for Vein
Medicine, along with his General Surgery practice.
About Physician Assistant Ann Marie Swords,
Ann Marie Swords is a certified, licensed Physician Assistant.
She is also a registered nurse, and a 1990 graduate of the
Hahnemann University Physician Assistant program. She is
specialized in the assessment, treatment and maintenance of
varicose veins and their associated illnesses.
She has been with the Bucks County Center for Vein Medicine
since its establishment in 1992. She has consulted over 6,000
patients. She has performed over 65,000 procedures to treat
and eliminate varicose and spider veins. Ann Marie evaluates
and treats superficial phlebitis, clots, cellulitis,
lymphedema and other illnesses. She also specializes in the
measurement and placement of compression stockings.
What is a
The physician Assistant
(PA) is a unique health care provider certified by the State
Board of Medicine. The Boards approve for certification
physician assistants who are of good character and reputation,
have graduated from a physician assistant training program
certified by the Board, and have passed a national certifying
examination approved by the Board.
The PA is neither a physician nor a physician trainee
(resident, intern, or medical student). At the direction
of a supervising physician and as his employee, a PA provides
medical services and other tasks as allowed by law. The
physician assistant augments the physician's data gathering
abilities in order to assist the supervising physician in
reaching and instituting care plans for the physician's
Tasks performed by physician assistants include screening and
evaluating patients to determine the need for medical
attention, reviewing patient records to determine health
status, taking a patient history, performing physical
examination, recording patient data, making decisions
regarding data gathering and appropriate management and
treatment of patient's being seen for the initial evaluation
of a problem or the follow-up evaluation of a previously
diagnosed and stabilized condition, preparing patient
summaries, initiating requests for commonly performed initial
laboratory studies, collecting specimens, identifying findings
and abnormal findings on history, physical examinations and
lab studies, initiating evaluation and emergency management
for emergency situations, performing numerous clinical
procedures, and providing counseling and instruction regarding
common patient problems.
Patients have the right to be seen by the physician instead of
a PA. If this is your wish, please inform the office when you
schedule your consultation.
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better, feel better, and get peace of mind? Call
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