Despite the pain and discomfort that damaged veins can cause, people often prioritize other areas of their health while neglecting the signs and symptoms of vein disease.
At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we provide comprehensive vein treatment whether you are dealing with varicose and spider veins, a DVT, a venous ulcer, phlebitis, bleeding, May-Thurner syndrome, pelvic congestion or other vein-related symptoms. We customize a treatment plan for every patient and offer complete solutions for your vein problems including eliminating those unsightly embarrassing veins and the discomfort that often accompanies them.
The cost of vein treatment
Although vein treatment is now more accessible than ever before, patients often approach us with questions about the cost of a procedure. Dr. Draughn is committed to working with clients to find treatments which are both effective and affordable and will work with your insurance provider to ensure coverage is provided whenever possible. Understanding which procedures are covered by your insurance is an important first step to making smart decisions about your overall health.
If you have already tried using over-the- counter medicines such as Tylenol, Advil or Aleve to relieve pain and aching associated with your veins, and the symptoms persist and interfere with your daily life, you will likely be eligible for insurance coverage. Other factors determining insurance requiring a conservative treatment trial may include whether the discomfort from your veins has caused significant lifestyle changes or if you have worn medical grade compression garments for a set period of time. Current or pre-existing venous ulcers, as well as episodes of phlebitis and bleeding nearly always qualify for immediate coverage.
Treating varicose veins strictly for cosmetic purposes will usually not be covered by insurance companies, but Vein Specialists of the Carolinas offers several solutions for treatment and will be happy to discuss payment options for any of them. Always bring your photo ID and insurance card when coming in for an office visit or procedure. We file insurance for each patient and offer other forms of financing when necessary. We accept cash, check, credit cards, and flex accounts.
A plan that fits your needs
During your initial visit with Dr. Draughn, you will receive a full examination including a diagnostic ultrasound. Digital photographs and measurements will also be taken so that Dr. Draughn can sit down with you to create a detailed and personalized treatment plan. Whether your treatment will be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, you can rest assured Dr. Draughn will provide the best plan for you.
Healthy veins are easy to take for granted, but they are the lifeline of our entire system. If you are currently experiencing symptoms such as heaviness, aching, cramping, swelling, skin discoloration, bleeding or ulcers in the legs, it is often a sign your veins are not as healthy as they should be. Prompt evaluation is necessary to diagnose and treat damaged veins before further complications arise. Call us at 704-861-2072 (Gastonia location) or 704-544-5245 (Charlotte location) to schedule your vein assessment today. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and get you on the road to healthier, happier veins.