Our Staff

Our Staff | Vein Treatment

Our Staff

*In addition to the extensive experience of our Staff (below) they are also able to speak Spanish, Hindi, Farsi and Russian if needed.

Lance Smith, RDMS (FE, NE, OB, AB, BR), RVT, RDCS, RPhS

Technical Director

Lance Smith, RDMS

Lance has 21 years of experience in ultrasound imaging, with 15 years as an ultrasound trainer and educator.  He is a graduate of the USAF Radiography and Sonography programs with advanced ultrasound training at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Medical Center, the University of Arkansas Children’s Medical Center and Denver Children’s Hospital. Lance is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and is credentialed in Fetal Echocardiography, Neurosonography Obstetrics and Gynocology, Breast and Abdominal ultrasound.  He is also a Registered Vascular Technologist, a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer as well as an instructor for ICAVL certification.

Lance has 10 years’ experience in performing venous insufficiency ultrasound examinations using ICAVL and ACR guidelines and he has 18 years experience in vascular interventions requiring ultrasound guidance.

Joanna I. Coello, RVS, RPhS

Director of Clinical Ultrasound

Joanna I. Coello, RVS, RPhS

Joanna I. Coello has been on the ultrasonographer team at Virginia Vein Care for the past two years, having three years previous experience in our office as a Medical Assistant. Joanna received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Sanford Brown College in McLean, VA and her certificate in Sonography from Sanford Brown Institute in Landover, MD.

With her unique aptitude and knowledge stemming from experience while training at Washington Radiology Associates, she has developed both great communication skills and a gentle demeanor. Her focus is providing the best care for her patients.

Joanna enjoys spending her time watching movies and spoiling her nephews and niece.

Nikki Harper RN, BSN

Nikki Harper RN, BSN

Amber “Nikki” Harper has been a registered nurse since 2002. She has been commended by her patients for her gentle touch, thoroughness and for minimizing discomfort wherever possible. Nikki’s professionalism, articulation of expectations and caring demeanor provides her patients with the care they deserve. Prior to sclerotherapy, Nikki’s clinical specialty was in the Neonatal ICU where she served as an RN caring for fragile premature infants at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing at Radford University. Nikki and her family – husband, three children and 2 dogs – enjoy living in beautiful Bluemont, Va.

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