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P.A.D. is BAD: When is Vascular Surgery Referral Necessary

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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SCOMS - South Carolina
Dr. Carmen Piccolo, D.O.
49 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the more common vascular ailments
  2. Understand when vascular surgery referral is necessary and its urgency

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Piccolo has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Grievance Statement:The SCOMS strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to SCOMS Executive Director Tammy Whaley, by calling the SCOMS Office at 864-327-9995 or by mail to SCOMS, 350 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or by email to



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Dr. Piccolo is a Vascular Surgeon at McLeod Vascular Associates and McLeod Vascular Associates Vein Center in Florence, SC. He serves as the Medical Director of the Vascular Rehabilitation Program at McLeod Health Care and is an Expert Reviewer for Vascular Surgery for the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Piccolo is also a Clinical Faculty Member at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas where he supervises, educates and evaluates medical students on a vascular surgery rotation. Dr. Piccolo has served in numerous leadership positions at McLeod Regional Medical Center including Bylaws Committee, Medical Staff Secretary, CEO Blue Ribbon Panel, Physician Leadership Roundtable, Perioperative Surgical Home Physician Advisory Group, Credentialing Committee, and Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thromboembolism Treatment Committees. His current and ongoing research includes Prospective Analysis and Implementation of a Vascular Rehabilitation Program at a Non-University Hospital System and Endovascular Revascularization Prior to Debridement Decreases Limb Loss and Lowers Health Care Costs In Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia. Dr. Piccolo received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a General Surgery Residency and a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.



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