RMVC’s philosophy has set them apart in the region for vein care, creating overwhelming patient demand. This demand has resulted in doubling the size of the treatment facility in Billings, as well as now opening the Bozeman office to provide the very best vein care in the region. “Over the past seven years we’ve seen an increased number of patients making the trip from Bozeman, Helena, and other points in Western Montana, to seek treatment at our Billings clinic,” said Dr. Bo Johnson, founder of RMVC. “This reinforces the success of the business model I envisioned when I began RMVC, which is to provide compassionate, personalized patient care in a warm, caring environment.” As the leader in vein care, RMVC continues to look for ways to provide superior quality service to patients in the region. This past year, RMVC began a rural outreach program in one of the fastest growing areas of the state – Sidney, Montana. These monthly clinics provide patients in Sidney and the surrounding areas with access to RMVC’s treatments without having to travel to Billings.
Dr. James L. “Bo” Johnson II, MD, FACS, founder of the Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic, is a board-certified general surgeon and was the first physician in Montana and Wyoming to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. “After having performed minimally invasive vein surgeries since 2004 as a general surgeon, I founded RMVC in 2006 because I saw an overwhelming need for dedicated vein care,” Dr. Johnson said, “I wanted to create a comprehensive, dedicated vein care treatment center based on the principles of providing superior, cutting edge care delivered in a warm, friendly, and caring environment.” Dr. Johnson and staff have completed over 6,000 vein procedures since 2006, a claim no other facility in the region can make.
Everything at RMVC has been designed with the patient’s needs in mind, from the friendly and caring staff, to the warm, comfortable environment. The entire experience has been created to be as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Patients have direct contact with their physician throughout the treatment process. RMVC’s personalized six-step treatment plan ensures that patients receive care, specifically tailored to their unique lifestyle and needs, that will provide long-term solutions to ensure healthy legs. In addition, the comprehensive, educational website, www.rockymountainveinclinic.com provides patients with all the information necessary to partner in determining the best treatment plan for them; including information on vein disease, patient treatment videos, and more.
Demand for Vein Treatment to Increase in Montana
By 2025 Montana will have the third oldest population in the country. While about 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem, and varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older. Early diagnosis, treatment, and management of vein disease are critical for best results. If not diagnosed early, vein disease can lead to more serious complications.
Dr. Johnson believes in providing a team of support for his patients that includes not just his staff, but the patient and their primary care doctor, as well. Primary care doctors and patients are able to access medical records electronically on the RMVC website, www.rockymountainveinclinic.com. This allows Dr. Johnson to communicate directly with his patient’s primary care doctor about the patient’s condition, treatment, and management of venous disease.
Treatment Offered at Bozeman Clinic
Our Bozeman Clinic offers superior, cutting-edge venous care which will quickly eliminate painful varicose veins, including:
- Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) • RF-Radiofrequency (VENEFITTM) Closure
- Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy
- Visual Sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins
- Ambulatory Microphlebectomy
Treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, in the clinic, take about an hour, and are covered by medical insurance.
Visit our comprehensive website, www.rockymountainveinclinic.com, to learn more about these treatments, watch treatment videos, and read about patient case studies.
Personalized 6-Step Treatment Process
We have developed a 6-Step Treatment Plan that speaks to our clinical focus:
- Symptom Recognition
- Examination & Ultrasound
- Screening (Vein Mapping)
- Patient Education
- Treatment Options & Plan
- Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
- RF-Radiofrequency “VenefitTM” Procedure
- Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy
- Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins e. Ambulatory Microphlebectomy
- Treatment by a Board-Certified Surgeon or Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology
- Long-term Care Plan
We work in conjunction with our patients primary care physicians throughout the process.
Our Bozeman Team
RMVC’s successful business model and overwhelming patient demand has attracted top-notch medical talent to its team. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Seu to assume the Clinic Director position in Bozeman,” remarked Dr. Johnson, “He is an unbelievably talented and compassionate doctor who emulates the RMVC philosophy in every way.” Dr. Seu will be joined by three other highly skilled staff members at the Bozeman Clinic.
Bozeman Clinic Director
A Board Certified General and Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Seu moved to Montana from Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Seu received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Baylor University. “When I was researching vein centers,” said Dr. Philip Seu, MD, member of RMVC’s staff since 2011 and a former UCLA transplant surgeon, “I knew that I wanted to work with someone who understood the dynamic nature of the medical field and embraced that change in order to produce positive patient outcomes. When I came across Dr. Johnson, and RMVC, I knew I’d found exactly that.”
Dr. Philip Seu, MD
Dr. Seu graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch and then trained at UCLA in general and transplant surgery. In addition to performing liver transplants, Dr. Seu held faculty positions at the UCLA School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine, where he taught medical students and trained residents and other surgeons. Most recently, he has focused exclusively on the treatment of patients with varicose vein symptoms. “RMVC continues to attract highly talented medical staff that emulate and aspire to the same philosophy that has drawn patients to RMVC,” said Dr. Johnson, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Seu to assume the Clinic Director position in Bozeman.”
Jessica Stutts, PA-C
Jessica received her B.S. degree in both Horticulture Science and General Science Education from MSU, gradu- ating with high honors. She then taught two years of junior high and high school science in Byers, Colorado. There, she transitioned into the field of medicine, graduating from the University of Colorado’s Physician Assistant program. Relocating to Billings, Montana she worked as a Physician Assistant for the Billings Clinic in rehabilitation medicine.
Holley Woosley Vennes
Holley attended the U of M–Western and majored in Health and Human Performance. She
has worked as a Medical Assistant for the past eight years.
Laurie worked in the medical field in Bozeman for seven years and spent the fifteen years prior managing an orthopedic office in Minnesota.
The RMVC Bozeman Clinic
|RMVC’s Bozeman Clinic is conveniently located off of 19th Street at 822 Stoneridge Drive, with plenty of easily accessible parking.||Our warm, inviting lobby is adorned with original art, soft, muted colors, a fireplace and comfort- able seating, creating a comfortable stress-free environment.||Our consultation rooms are designed with our patients comfort in mind, and include a comfortable place to sit and visit with our doctors before and after their examination.||Bozeman’s treatment rooms include warm wood flooring, and supple leather treatment tables, resembling a welcoming living room.|