What is a vein doctor?
A vein doctor or a vascular specialist has gone through specialized training and certification. They can diagnose and manage disorders that affect the arteries, veins and lymphatic systems. Vascular surgeons/vein doctors are also board certified in general surgery.
When should I visit a vein doctor?
Having abnormal looking veins are common. However, you should see a vein doctor when you are experiencing either embrassment and/or discomfort.
Does my insurance cover visiting a vein doctor?
Health insurance providers may cover your expenses for treatment if your vein treatment is for a medical condition. Click here to see a full list of insurance providers that we currently accept. If you do not see your health insurance provider, please give a us a call today.
How are varicose veins diagnosed?
We first ask about your family history of varicose veins, the duration and presence of any symptoms, and any worsening or expansion of the varicose veins. We will also take note of your height, weight, and other medical conditions. In addition, general inspection and palpation (feeling the veins) and evaluation for the presence of any bleeding or ulceration also is typically performed.
Standing up for about 5 to 10 minutes can make the veins more visible, and this may further aid in assessing the extent of the varicose veins. Click here to read more on varicose vein treatment.
Locate a Vein Specialist
The ideal doctor for you may occasionally not even be a doctor. Physician extenders include nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA), many of whom excel in particular contexts. An extender's education and skills in treating varicose veins are incomparable to those of a doctor and most definitely not of a board-certified surgeon.
Select a Reputable Communicator
In part, because they have a brief interaction with the patient, unlike your regular care physician, surgeons have a reputation for poor communication. These days, it's important to ensure your phlebologist or vein surgeon can communicate clearly and respectfully before hiring them. Many patients gripe that they cannot comprehend their doctors' "med talk" or are not given enough time or the impression that they are being listened to. These issues can occasionally be brought on by disrespect for the patient's requirements.
Identify a Vein Specialist in Brooklyn who accepts your insurance.
A positive connection with your provider depends on you taking this crucial step. Staff employees who focus on dealing with insurance companies work for doctors treating veins. Depending on your circumstances, they can frequently tell you upfront what costs you are responsible for out of cash, what is covered by insurance, and what can be considered elective or cosmetic.