Bret Wiechmann, MD
Dr. Wiechmann has been in private practice for 22 years with Vascular & Interventional Physicians in Gainesville, Florida, with a particular interest in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid intervention, and venous disease. He has been elected a fellow in 3 different medical associations, including the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Society of Vascular Medicine, and the American Heart Association. He has given over 170 invited lectures and has been principal investigator in numerous clinical trials in peripheral arterial intervention, carotid stenting, medical therapy for PAD, and stem cell therapy for critical limb ischemia. Dr. Wiechmann is a founding member of the Outpatient Endovascular & Interventional Society (OEIS), serves on the board, and is currently president-elect of OEIS. The practice has 5 interventional radiologists and has been involved with the treatment of arterial and venous disorders for numerous years, both hospital-based and at an office-based lab, which opened in 2006.
January 06, 2020
Heart disease and kidney disease are widely known comorbidities of diabetes, but a lesser-known complication that dramatically effects between 10 million and 20 million American adults is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In its most extreme form, PAD can lead to limb loss.