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What To Expect During April’s Free Varicose Vein Screenings

For many people who suffer from varicose vein symptoms, taking the first step to seek treatment may be the biggest hurdle. At East Tennessee Vein Clinic we understand that, which is why we are offering FREE varicose vein screening appointments for the month of April.

Are you experiencing any of these common varicose veins symptoms in your legs?

  • Aching
  • Heaviness
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Throbbing

If you are, you may have varicose veins. Varicose veins are often not physically visible, and they are a progressive and chronic disease. They will not fade away or get better over time, so take advantage of April’s free screening to verify whether or not you do have varicose vein disease.

At the screening:

Either Dr. Andrew Douglass or Physician Assistant Michelle McKnight will review your medical history and risk factors and evaluate your legs with a focused physical exam and ultrasound screening. We will be able to quickly detect the presence or absence of varicose vein disease, and make a suggestion on what can be done with an initial treatment plan. Those who are found  to have large varicose veins will be advised to have a more detailed ultrasound evaluation to confirm the initial findings and allow for insurance approval and treatment.

P.A. Michelle McKnight says, “If you have spider veins and/or varicose veins it is essential to be evaluated with ultrasound to determine where the veins are originating from. We will then review our findings and recommend the appropriate vein treatment. Both spider veins and varicose veins can cause symptoms and with treatment we can help with a patient’s symptoms, improve the legs’ appearance, and prevent the progression of the disease.”

Should varicose veins be detected, you will not be under any obligation to follow through with treatment. However, know that treatments today are in-office, minimally invasive procedures that typically can be completed in just four visits.

To schedule your free varicose vein screening, click here or call us at 866-281-VEIN and mention FREE SCREENING EVALUATION IN APRIL.

As the first physician dedicated solely to the treatment of vein disease in Tennessee, Dr. Douglass and East Tennessee Vein Clinic lead the region in experience and expertise of varicose veins. We treat veins differently than other clinics precisely because of this very attention to treating the root cause and entire failed network of each patient’s vein disease. Visit us online at East Tennessee Vein Clinic, or call 866-281-VEIN, or request a free screening online today.

Your staff is very helpful and always I felt well cared for. I don't see much way that you could improve the care and services. Thanks for your good service!

- D. B., Maryville, TN

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