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End of Summer

August 4th, 2014 by

  The end of summer, fall, and then holiday time means the carefree summer is slipping away. Life feels more hectic, there is always a schedule to follow or an event to attend. In the world of venous disease a … Continue reading

Warm weather

March 24th, 2014 by

Compression or support hose are a tried and proven conservative approach to vein health.  Admittedly, they will not fix venous disease but are here to compliment any treatment provided.  The research is all over the place on how long after … Continue reading

Changing Tides

February 16th, 2014 by

Obamacare. Affordable Care Act. Universal health care.  These are names we hear constantly.  They usually evoke the emotions of fear, uncertainty and change.  Those of us in the medical field are still learning how this will affect our patients and … Continue reading

Getting your veins “done”

January 16th, 2014 by

“Getting your veins done” can mean many things. For the majority it is simply what patients see and dislike. For the minority it is an aggravating issue that deservedly needs attention. In reality, these are more intermingled than most think. … Continue reading

Insurance, copays and deductibles-Oh my!

December 13th, 2013 by

Healthcare, Obamacare, deductibles, co-pays…. These are such confusing and aggravating topics. With the onset of a new year, challenges in health care are also here. Just picking an insurance policy is time consuming and bewildering. Those of us in health … Continue reading

Winter legs

November 21st, 2013 by

Winter has bestowed its graces upon us. This is both problematic and opportunistic, depending on how you view it. With that being said, this is a great time to be thinking about Varicose Vein disease and how it not only … Continue reading

Free Vein Screening

September 21st, 2013 by

Getting evaluated for venous disease or varicose veins can mean many different things. There are a lot of advertisements for “Free Screening”. This is a great service but beware. “Free Screening” usually means just answering a few simple questions and … Continue reading

American Board of Phlebology Name Change

August 22nd, 2013 by

The governing body for practicing vein doctors has voted to change our specialty’s name. We are currently certified under the American Board of Phlebology. This name is officially changing to the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).  I … Continue reading

Swelling

July 13th, 2013 by

One of the most common complaints we encounter is leg swelling. It is our job to determine if it is a vein related issue or not.  If it is we give direction to the patient on what to do next. … Continue reading

Are restless legs linked to varicose veins?

June 30th, 2013 by

Restless leg syndrome is a common issue that young and old alike deal with. It is described as an uncomfortable sensation in your legs that is usually more noticeable at rest or night that causes an irresistible urge to move … Continue reading