Midtown Staff

Frank L. Ferrier, MS, MD, FACS, FACPh

Frank L. Ferrier, MS, MD, FACS, FACPh

Dr. Ferrier graduated from the University of Virginia College of Medicine. He completed general surgery residence training at Emory University Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Henrietta Egleston Hospital and Atlanta Veterans Hospital. He then completed thoracic, cardiovascular and cardiac surgery residency at Emory Affiliated Hospitals, 1970-1972. Dr. Ferrier was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia as a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon from 1972-2004. After retiring from cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Dr. Ferrier was certified by the American Board of Phlebology and was appointed Director of Vein Clinics of America, Atlanta from 2005-2011. Dr. Ferrier is a fellow of the American College of Phlebology and a member of the American Venous Forum. Dr. Ferrier was the editor in chief of the Atlanta Medicine Magazine from 1995-2001 and the President of the Medical Association of Atlanta, from 2001-2002. He joined the VeinInnovations team for exclusive practice of Phlebology in 2012.

Lisa Perez, MD

Lisa Perez, MD

Lisa Perez, M.D., is a native of Staten Island, New York. She graduated from the  University of Pennsylvania, and  earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Perez performed her residency in Emergency Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Perez moved to the Atlanta area in 2000, and has been an active member of the medical community since that time. She began treating veins in 2011, and became the medical director of Circulatory Centers. She joined the VeinInnovations medical staff in 2015, and will be working, primarily, out of the Midtown clinic. Her passion for treating venous insufficiency comes, in large part, from the joy she receives in watching patients lives transform following treatment. “Overweight people come in and because they had not been exercising due to leg pain, begin to exercise and lose weight. This has such an overall positive impact on peoples lives. It is very gratifying.”

Helen Clark, RN

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Helen joined the team as a Registered Nurse (RN, BSN) at the Atlanta location. She grew up working in the local hospital and her father's surgical office in south Georgia. After graduating from Furman University she enjoyed a successful Interior Design career for 10 years before returning to medicine. Helen graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was chosen as a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She has worked as a medical-surgical nurse and a public health nurse before becoming a sclerotherapy nurse at Veininnovations. She loves to travel (22 countries and counting), read, have fun with friends, and take naps with her puppy.

Teresa Lucas, RVT

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Teresa Lucas received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Bennett College. Teresa is a Registered Vascular Technologist, (RVT), and joined the VeinInnovations staff as a diagnostic sonographer in November 2014. Teresa’s healthcare background was obtained during her active duty service in the U.S. Army.  Teresa is a Gulf war veteran serving with the 312th Field Evacuation Hospital during Desert Storm/Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia. Teresa completed eight years in the Army serving as field medic and physical therapy assistant.  After military service, Teresa worked as research developer with MicroCoating Technologies developing thin film coatings for NASA and other companies.  After the events of 9-11-2001, Teresa decided to leave research and return to the medical field that she loved so much.  In 2003 Teresa graduated with honors from the Institute of Medical Ultrasound with a concentration in Vascular Ultrasound.  Teresa has worked for two major hospitals in the Atlanta area, Northside Hospital and Metro Vascular PC (DeKalb Hospital).  Teresa is an active member of Panola Congregation.

Alando Batticks
Medical Assistant