Fall is the time to get your legs in shape! Most vein treatments require wearing compression stockings. These are more comfortable in the cooler months. There is usually some bruising that occurs with vein treatments. Starting now will allow plenty of time for this to resolve before the holidays or Spring vacations. Many treatments are covered by insurance. Timing of evaluation and treatment is important regarding coverage, co-pay, deductibles, and anniversary (usually 12/31) when your coverage and costs may change.
Call our office or come in for a free vein screening. We can advise you on treatments, cost, and insurance coverage.
Vein screening is usually a free exam for people who may have varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, or leg pain. It is an opportunity for people to determine if they have a vein problem. The exam could detect other disorders that may not stem from a venous problem.
Typically the health care provider examines the patient, determines the condition, and discusses options. Vein problems range from unsightly spider veins to serious medical conditions. The screening should determine whether the condition is a cosmetic problem or a medical issue.
Treatment options such as stockings, sclerotherapy, laser, phlebectomy, VNUS closure, ablation, or vein stripping may be discussed. Further diagnostic studies or consultations may be recommended
Vein screening is an opportunity for patients to determine if they have a vein problem and whether it is a covered benefit in their insurance plan. It also provides a free service that allows patients to “ shop around” and find a doctor and facility that is best for them.