Dr. Roy Taylor, a board certified surgeon and phlebologist, has specialized in treatment of vascular (vein and artery) disorders in Bellingham for over 25 years. As laser technology developed, he became a leader in applying new techniques in vein treatment and aesthetic procedures. In 2006 he opened Bayside Vein and Laser Center to make those procedures more available to patients in northwest Washington and the lower Fraser Valley.
The new specialty of phlebology (treatment of vein disorders) was officially recognized by the American Medical Association in 2007. Dr. Taylor was the first physician in Washington state to earn the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Taylor has served as a mentor for other vein specialists and, as an active member in the American College of Phlebology, he contributes research and has presented lectures and projects for the benefit of other physicians.
In addition, Dr. Taylor is laser trained as a provider of aesthetic skin procedures and hair removal. As an active member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, he keeps abreast of current research and developments in this frontier of medicine.
Dr. Taylor has served as Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital, chaired the Quality Assurance Committee at St. Joseph Hospital for two terms, and recently served as President of the Whatcom Medical Society.
Dr. Taylor’s credentials include:
•MD, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center
•Surgery Residency, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
•Vascular Fellowship, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toledo, OH
•Board Certification in Surgery: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
•Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
•Member in Good Standing of the American College of Phlebology
•Registered Vascular Technician Certification in Vascular Diagnostic Imaging (RVT)
•Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS)
•Registered Physician of Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
•IAC Accreditation of In-office Ultrasound Vein Diagnostic Lab
•Palomar™ Laser and Pulsed Light Certification
•Member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
•Member and past officer of Whatcom Medical Society
As a donor to the Phlebology Foundation, Dr. Taylor supports grants for research, training, and patient education.
Bayside Vein & Laser Center gives back to the communities it serves with donations to non-profits, including Blue Skies for Children, Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Habitat for Humanity, Mothers of Multiples, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, and Young Life.