Keith Bond, PA-C, is as passionate about his patients at Novant Health Vein Specialists as he is about the community where he lives. He found his calling many years ago on a mission trip. By the end of that adventure, he knew he wanted a career serving others and eventually decided to pursue medicine as a physician assistant (PA).
At Novant Health Vein Specialists, the providers are committed to providing quality care in a patient-centered, safe, and comfortable environment. With clinics located in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and High Point, the team takes the concept of serving every member of their community very seriously. “That’s a mission that resonates within the team from day one,” Bond said.
For Bond, that community investment is what sets Novant Health apart, and one of the many positives that originally drew him to join the Novant Health family. Focused on venous disease, Bond treats patients suffering from vascular conditions, including varicose and spider veins, and helps them get back the quality of life they deserve.
“This really is our community,” explains Bond. “We love making a difference, and making it our home, by keeping our neighbors healthy, one person at a time!”
Family—both personally and professionally—is absolutely everything to Bond, and a career with Novant Health has made that possible. Originally from San Jose, California, Bond participated in a mission trip in his late teens that left him certain he wanted a career where he could help other people.
Fortunately, he was also gifted in science, and received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University, before obtaining a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Northwestern University School of Medicine. While living in Chicago, he met someone who had attended Wake Forest University, and truly loved the Winston-Salem area. That piqued his interest—as well as his wife’s, Katie Bond, who is a Registered Dietitian. They decided to move to North Carolina to see what it was like for themselves. Today, the two have been married 14 years, and have three children, ages nine, seven, and five, who keep them busy.
Bond has been with Novant Health for eight years, and feels strongly that the organization offers something special, including an unmistakable camaraderie and next-level care from a dedicated team.
“I simply could not find a better group to work with,” he said. “I immediately saw how they look out for each other—and each other’s patients, and today, eight years later, everything we do is still a complete collaboration.”
Another positive for Bond—he values the honest relationships he develops with his patients. From the first clinic visit until they enter the hospital for their surgical procedure, the relationship is a strong one.
“Trusting your provider is so important,” he explained. “It’s a privilege to take care of patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible, all the way through the process.”
Bond was fortunate to work in an imaging center during school, and realized he enjoyed all aspects of working with the cardiovascular system. Choosing a specialty is a crucial part of the PA process, along with graduating from an accredited program and sitting for board exams. In order to enter PA school, candidates are required to have 1,000 hours of patient care experience in an authentic health-care setting, which ensures that most students come in already equipped with a natural comfort level when it comes to patient care.
That is a huge advantage, said Bond, as a typical PA is already focused on the most important element of their career—providing the most personalized care available, and what is best for the individual patient.
Novant Health Vein Specialists has 10 experienced vascular providers you can trust to meet your needs, both in-person and virtually. The care team uses the latest technology to provide advanced, individualized programs and treatments. The clinic also offers free monthly screenings at the Winston-Salem location. The remaining 2022 dates are Sept. 13th and 22nd, Oct. 4th and 20th, Nov. 1st and 17th, and Dec. 1st and 6th.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit SalemVeins.com, or call 336-776-3160.