Meet Dr. Mackay and his Clinical Team

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Edward G. Mackay, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Dr. Edward Mackay is a Florida native who earned his medical degree from the University of Florida Medical School. Dr. Mackay completed a General Surgery residency and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.

Facts About Dr. Mackay

  • In 1999, Dr. Mackay was the first in the state of Florida to offer the Venefit™ (RF) targeted endovenous procedure
  • In 2001, he was the first in the Tampa Bay area to offer Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
  • Dr. Mackay engages in clinical studies and research to evaluate new venous technologies
  • He was the first in FL to perform the innovative Medusa™ vascular plug procedure
  • Founder and Co Chair of the International Vein Congress since 2013
  • Trains international doctors
  • He has received the Vascular Testing accreditation by the IAC
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Team of Specialists

Committed to providing the most innovative and state-of-the-art vein treatments available, Dr. Mackay employs a team of highly-trained and specialized professionals whose main goal is to ensure that each patient gets consistent and excellent results.

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Marissa Tufariello
PA-C, RVT

Marissa is a Long Island, NY native. She received her Bachelors of Science degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York. She received her NCCPA Physician Assistant Board Certification in 2003. Marissa is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also trained in the use of Vascular Ultrasound and received her Board Certification as an RVT (Registered Vascular Technician) in 2014.

Since graduating as a Physician Assistant in 2003, Marissa has worked in Vascular and Thoracic Surgery. She worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University on the Lung Transplant team until 2007. At that point, Marissa joined a General and Vascular Surgery Group where she was trained in the latest procedures for Venous Disease. She is trained in Varicose and Spider Vein Sclerotherapy, UIltrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, Stab Avulsion Micro-Phlebectomy and Endovenous Laser Ablations.

Additionally, Marissa is trained in Wound Care Therapy and has performed hundreds of Wound Debridements. Marissa plans to continue to excel in the treatment of Vein Disease by utilizing state-of-the-art technology with Dr. Mackay. Marissa thrives on patient satisfaction and great results. Trained in Medical Weight Loss, Hormone Therapy, Hormone Optimization and certified in 2016 as Biote Providers.

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Bethany Berghoffer
PA-C

Bethany, a native of northern Virginia, received her Bachelors of Science degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a fellow of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

Since graduating as a Physician Assistant in 2003, Bethany worked in Emergency Medicine and eventually joined our practice in 2010. She has trained under Dr. Mackay’s guidance to perform Varicose and Spider Vein Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Stab Avulsion Micro-Phlebectomy. Bethany also provides Facial Injectable and Filler Cosmetic Services such as BOTOX® and Juvederm®. In addition, she offers treatment for brown spots and facial veins with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Trained in Medical Weight Loss, Hormone Therapy, Hormone Optimization and certified in 2016 as Biote Providers.

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Jill Lane
LPN, Clinical Specialist

Jill Lane is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), specializing in venous disease. A Pennsylvania native, Jill obtained her LPN certification from the Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School of Nursing and then continued her education at Mount Aloysius College.

Jill has practiced in a variety of settings, including 8 years as an Operating Room nurse and 4 years in the Gastroenterology field. Her desire to provide personalized patient service brought her to join Dr. Mackay’s practice in March of 2000 as his surgical assistant and nurse. For over 15 years, Jill and Dr. Mackay have worked together as a team, treating patients with the utmost personalized service and state-of-the-art technical venous care in the Tampa Bay area. As an LPN in his practice, Jill assists Dr. Mackay with all procedures related to venous disease.

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Marie
BHSc, RVT

Marie is a Registered Vascular Technologist. Marie received her Bachelors in Health Science in Cardiovascular Sonography at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She is also an Advisory Board Member of the Cardiovascular Sonography program at NSU. Marie specializes in Sonography, specifically Echocardiogram, Vascular and General Ultrasounds.

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Stacy Rice
RDMS (AB), RVT, Technical Director

Stacy, a Florida native, is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). She received her Associates of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Central Florida Institute, graduating with honors. With over eight years’ experience in peripheral vascular testing, abdominal, OB/GYN, echo and small parts ultrasound exams, Stacy has gained her experience working locally for HCA and BayCare hospitals. Stacy has been with our practice since May 2013. In February 2016, Stacy was promoted to Technical Director.

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Debra White
Practice Administrator

Pamela Porterfield

Pamela Porterfield
Surgical Authorization Coordinator

Kim Numann

Kim Numann
CMA

Reese Beck

Reese Beck
Lead Medical Assistant

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Joyce Batdorf
CMA

tammy hower patient care coordinator

Tammy Hower
Patient Care Coordinator

Luanne Gary

Luanne Gary
Patient Care Coordinator

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Jessica Bendl
Front Desk Lead