Monday, March 31, 2014

A Big Thank You for Your Support!

The AMI Foundation would like to thank everyone that supported the 4th Annual Images of Springtime Fashion Show and Luncheon. We had another successful event this year, with over 150 attendees, and raised much needed funding for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. 

Here are a few photo's from the days fun event! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Don't Wait to Show Off Your Legs!

For the month of March we have focused on venous disease and treatments available at The Vein Center at Atlantic Medical Imaging for those suffering from varicose or spider veins. 

Dr. Michael Schmidling answered your most popular questions questions in our previous posts, It's Time to Show Off Those Legs!, Are Your Legs Summer Ready?, & Start Loving Your Legs Again!. In this segment he continues covering information on who can schedule a consultation appointment, insurance coverage, and what to expect with your first appointment. 

Who should consider scheduling a consultation appointment?

If there are symptoms that concern you such as leg heaviness and aching, restless legs, night cramps, or swelling,  now is the time to schedule a consultation. Often, after a few brief screening questions, we can schedule a free consultation appointment with one of our physicians. 

Are men at risk for venous disease? 

Although varicose and spider veins are more common in women, men are also at risk to develop them. As with women, the risk is greater with age.

What can a patient expect from their first visit? 

If there are no bulging veins, patients are typically scheduled for a complimentary consultation. Patients will be seen in our vein center in Galloway Twp or Hammonton. If sclerotherapy of spider veins is all that is required, then an appointment for this treatment can be set. 

If there are more significant findings, such as varicose veins, patients will be scheduled for a complete consultation. In these complete consultations appointments a more complete medical history and physical examination will be performed. To develop a comprehensive treatment plan, an ultrasound of the legs will be performed and reviewed with you. 

Is this covered by insurance?

Treatment of larger varicose veins is considered symptomatic and  typically covered by insurance. Treatment of spider veins can be considered cosmetic and not typically covered by insurance.  

Should patients be advised of any precautions with these procedures?

For certain procedures patients are advised to stop blood thinners and aspirin prior to the treatment, if cleared by their physician. Remember, as always do not stop taking any medications without first discussing this with your doctor. This will also be discussed prior to scheduling your treatment appointment. 

To schedule a consultation with AMI's Vein Center, or to get more information, please call (609)-652-6094.  


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jay McCarroll Hosts Charitable Fashion Show with The AMI Foundation

Jay McCarroll is a fashion and textile designer based in Philadelphia, PA. Jay studied fashion design at the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and  
Science, now Philadelphia University, where he currently teaches. He also studied at the London College of Fashion. 

Jay is internationally recognized for winning the inaugural season of the Emmy nominated, competitive reality television show, Project Runway in 2006. He was later the subject of two documentaries entailing his life after winning, including having to create a dress for supermodel Heidi Klum and creating a collection for New York Fashion Week. 

Recently Jay has launched two websites,, which contains information about Jay, his product lines, and an online store for the Jay McCarroll Label, as well as, which has information about his fabric line. He has also been named the Fashion Ambassador for The Hamilton Mall, in Mays Landing. 

Thanks to the Hamilton Mall & Barbizon EHT, Jay will bring his expertise to The AMI Foundation's 4th Annual Springtime Fashion Show which will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. The event is being held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Carriage House in Galloway Township.  
For more information on The Annual Images of Spring Fashion Show please go to