Do you have painful varicose or spider veins, or maybe achy, tired and heavy legs? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated because your legs just don't have the energy they used to have and you're wondering if it is the result of your veins.
Or maybe you know you have a vein problem but you don't want to trust the treatment of this problem to just anyone, you would like to meet the doctor first before you invest your time and money. No matter what your questions or concerns are, our free screening will provide you with the answers.
During this appointment you will meet with our board certified vascular surgeon, he will listen to any symptoms you may be experiencing as well as do a quick exam of the areas that concern you. Once he has done this he will provide you with his recommendations. If he believes that what you are experiencing is a medical problem then it is likely he will recommend that you schedule a venous duplex and consultation. The venous duplex (ultrasound) will rule out or diagnose a vein problem and during the consultation our doctor will thoroughly review the results with you and provide treatment options if necessary.
It is important to understand that the venous duplex (ultrasound) would only be recommended if you have the appropriate indications (symptoms), the presence of these indications allows the testing and consult to be billed to your insurance. You would be responsible for any co-pay or deductible associated with the ultrasound and consult.
If during the free screening the doctor feels your concerns are cosmetic he will provide you with a treatment plan and quote free of charge.
To read more about insurance coverage with vein conditions please read below.
In many instances, insurance will cover evaluation and treatment of vein problems. Many vein problems are medical, and medical problems are usually covered by insurance. Leg pain, swelling, skin changes (with or without bulging varicose veins) may be a symptom of a medical vein problem. However, some vein problems are cosmetic, and cosmetic problems are not covered by insurance.
One of the purposes of our free screening is for Dr. Garner to assess whether the problem is cosmetic or possibly medical. Before a treatment or test is done, we can tell you whether it is medical or cosmetic. In other words, you will know beforehand if your insurance covers a procedure.
*Patients are responsible for their co-pay and deductible as determined by their insurance company. Our staff can provide you with the necessary information and help you calculate any out-of-pocket expense that you may have.