Meet Our VIP Team

Curious about the doctors, nurses and professionals on the Vein Institute of Pinellas staff?
On this page, you can read all about our talented team who will be treating you here at our vein center.
Dr. Fadi Saba

Dr. Fadi Saba

MD

Dr. Fadi Saba is the Medical Director for the Vein Institute of Pinellas. Dr. Saba started Professional Health Care of Pinellas, Inc. in St. Petersburg, in 1997. He also specializes in office, hospital, nursing home and various long-term facility visits. He attended American University of Beirut and received his MD degree in June, 1993.

He completed his Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, John Hopkins System, Baltimore, MD in 1996. Dr. Saba is a member of American College of Physicians, The American Board of Hospital Physicians, The American College of Ethical Physicians, American Medical Association, Pinellas County Medical Society and Florida Medical Association. He also is a Diplomat of The American Board of Internal Medicine and The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care. He serves on the board of several hospitals and nursing facilities and is active on hospital committees. He is medical director of several nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care companies in St. Petersburg.

Dr. Ralph Dematteis

Dr. Ralph Dematteis

MD, FACS

Dr. DeMatteis is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery and has been in the practice of general and vascular surgery in St. Petersburg for over 40 years. Currently he is restricting his practice to vein therapy. Dr. DeMatteis is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. DeMatteis completed his surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. He has published several surgical articles and over the years has given multiple surgical lectures at various hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is been a member of several Surgical and Medical Societies and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. DeMatteis has served as a surgeon in the United States Army Medical Corps obtaining the rank of major. Dr. DeMatteis is a former chief of staff at St. Petersburg General Hospital and Apollo Hospital in St. Petersburg Florida. He has served on multiple hospital committees including the Board of Directors at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. DeMatteis also served as Section Chairman of General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery at Bayfront Medical Center from 2000 to 2007.

Paige Bourbeau

Paige Bourbeau

APRN

Mrs. Paige Bourbeau, ARNP graduated from University of South Florida in 2012 with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing. Graduating at the top of her class with a Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society degree and as a member of the American College of Phlebology, Paige has a depth of knowledge when it comes to treating venous insufficiency.

She is proficient in Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Medical Sclerotherapy. With more than 10 years of experience in cardiovascular medicine and phlebology, Paige has trained alongside some of the best phlebologists in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to working at The Vein Institute of Pinellas, she obtained many years of experience working as a travel nurse. Paige has expertise in progressive cardiac care; is proficient in vascular medicine. She is certified by Allergan as an experienced injector. Paige is efficient in cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and the use of Absorbable PDO Thread trained by the American Institute of Aesthetic Medicine.

Joey Peralta

Joey Peralta

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Joey earned his Master’s in Nursing from South University and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). He is also a member of the American College of Phlebology. Joey specializes in recognizing and treating venous insufficiency.

He is proficient in Radiofrequency Ablation, Venaseal, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Medical Sclerotherapy. Joey is a military veteran, who started his medical career in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. In 2009, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Hampton University in Virginia. Joey has expertise in Critical Care nursing. In 2016, he earned his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Derek DellaVecchia

Derek DellaVecchia

RVT, RDCS – AE, RDMS, RDMS – AB, RDMS – OB/GYN

Derek is one of only a few Sonographers in the entire world to hold at least four separate registries/specialties with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Derek is a quadruple registered Sonographer in the specialties of Vascular Technology (RVT), Adult Echocardiography (RDCS – AE), Abdominal Imaging (RDMS – AB) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (RDMS – OB/GYN).

Derek received his higher education from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ and Sanford Brown College in NY, NY, graduating with honors.

With roughly seventeen years experience in Ultrasound, Derek joined our VIP team in 2019. We are thrilled to be able to offer Derek’s expertise to the benefit of our wonderful patients!

Kimberly Keough

Kimberly Keough

RVT, RDCS

Kimberly holds two registries, Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). She graduated with honors from Florida Institute of Ultrasound in 2013 and has 6 years experience, with 5 of those years specializing in vein treatment.

She specializes in venous insufficiency ultrasounds as well as assisting with all of our vein treatments. With her experience, knowledge and passion, she is an amazing asset to our team.

Kimber Truett

Kimberly Truett

RVT

Kimberly has 22 years of experience in ultrasound imaging, with 13 years as an ultrasound trainer and educator in the field of venous disease. She graduated with a Bachelor degree of Science in Vascular Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology, with advanced ultrasound training and experience in vascular interventions requiring ultrasound guidance.

She is a Registered Vascular Technologist, as well as a member of the collage of Phlebology and ARDMS. With her unique aptitude and knowledge stemming from experience, she has developed both great communication skills and a gentle demeanor. Her focus is providing the best care for her patients.

Iran Cueto

Iran Cueto

MA

Iran has several years experience as a Medical Assistant. He received his doctorate degree in medicine in Cuba. As Medical Assistant for VIP, he balances the needs of patients and provides support to the physician in all facets of medical procedures before, during and after.

He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Becky Pienta

Becky Pienta

Insurance Specialist

Becky Pienta is our Insurance Authorization Specialist & Patient Relations Assistant with the Vein Institute of Pinellas and also serves in assisting with patient check in and patient accounts. Becky joined Professional Healthcare of Pinellas in January of 2019 in the billing department and transferred to the Vein Institute in May of 2019.

Becky’s experience in healthcare started in 2003 where she graduated from Remington College with honors and obtained her Medical Assisting certificate and started as a MA for her internship. Over the course of her continued education, Becky transitioned into insurance billing and medical claims adjudication working with a large variety of insurance carriers to ensure payments of claims. Becky then completed a course at St. Petersburg College in Healthcare services administration in 2005 and has attended many Webinars to keep up the changes in the Healthcare industry. Becky’s knowledge and dedication to patient care is a great asset to the Vein Institute of Pinellas.

Hannah Pearson

Hannah Pearson

Front Desk Coordinator

Hannah has been the Front Desk Coordinator for the Vein Institute of Pinellas since November of 2019. She has worked in the medical field for more than 11 years with experience in phlebotomy and administrative work. She loves helping others and will greet you with a warm smile at the front desk!

Paula L

Paula Latkovich

Marketing

Paula graduated from St Johns School of Respiratory Therapy and Springfield College in Springfield Illinois. She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has over 20 years experience as a clinician and as a Marketing Specialist.