Acton finds place as vascular ultrasound technologist
By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist
After graduating from Kingwood Christian School in 2007, Lindsie Acton pursued and earned her degree in diagnostic medical sonography from Virginia College in 2009.
Originally her thinking was that she wanted a career in fetal ultrasounds, but the more she “expanded her field,” the more she realized vascular ultrasound was what she wanted to do.
Right after graduation from Virginia College she traveled for a company doing ultrasounds throughout Georgia and Alabama.
This company went out of business.
She then received a call from a friend telling her about an opening with the Heartsouth Vein Center, where she applied and got the job.
Acton says, “My job as a vascular ultrasound technologist at Heartsouth Vein Center is to do ultrasounds on veins in patients’ legs to check them for venous reflux, which is a condition where some of the blood pools in your ankles instead of going to your heart. This condition can result in achy leg pain, swelling, tired heavy legs and many other symptoms.”
Acton also assists doctors in venous ablations and phlebectomies of the various veins.
Husband Ryan Acton is an outdoor power equipment service manager at Three M Karts and Mowers in Pelham.
Their honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was wonderful but, if able, the Actons would love a “fun trip” to Hawaii.
Acton’s favorite activities are going to the lake, riding motorcycles and hanging out with friends. Church of the Highlands (Pelham Campus) is the Acton family’s place of worship.
Acton has one brother who is 10 years younger than she, and when he was born she says, “He was my own personal baby doll.”
Lindsie Acton is a smiling, friendly young professional who puts her patients “at ease” quickly.
She says, “The thing I love most about my job is all the wonderful doctors and staff here at the Heartsouth Vein Center. What makes my day is when a patient comes back in for follow-up and relates to me how much better they are feeling. It’s just an awesome feeling knowing you are helping people.”
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