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Your First Appointment

When you first walk into our Vein Specialists offices, you will be warmly greeted by a friendly face and checked in for your appointment. You will be asked to present your identification and insurance cards and will be asked to complete your medical history forms . A medical assistant will kindly call you back to an exam room to check your vitals and you will be asked a few more questions about the reason for your visit.  You will then be introduced to one of Dr. Magnant’s nurse practitioners who will complete your medical history and further assess your vein signs and symptoms. After a thorough explanation of vein disease, and how it may be affecting you,  you will be given written information that you may take home to further review. The provider will also discuss any further ultrasound testing or other evaluation that may be required to accurately determine your diagnosis and possible treatment options. You will be able to schedule any necessary future appointments.

Your Ultrasound Evaluation

At Vein Specialists, you can have confidence in knowing that our Vascular Laboratory meets the prestigious & rigorous  IAC Standards for Vascular Laboratory Accreditation which is awarded through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Our Vein Specialists’ technologists are highly trained in venous anatomy and testing and are either the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS). Vein Specialists uses the latest diagnostic ultrasound technology to ensure you have the most complete and accurate exam possible. At your ultrasound appointment, you will be escorted to one of our professional exam rooms, where the ultrasound is performed, and the sonographer will briefly answer any questions you have before the exam begins. The ultrasound scan uses sound wave energy to evaluate the veins within your body. Ultrasound is a painless, safe, and non-invasive method of imaging. Typically, a transducer (small handheld device) with a pre-warmed water based gel is applied to the skin over the area of evaluation. Generally no specific preparation is required before an ultrasound is performed, however, on occasion a patient may be asked to fast for a short period of time prior to their ultrasound appointment.

Upon completion of your ultrasound, the actual images are digitally forwarded to Dr. Magnant for final review. The results of your vascular laboratory visit as well as any treatment plan, if deemed necessary, will be discussed in detail with you on your follow up appointment with one of our  Advanced Nurse Practitioners. Again, if there are any remaining questions, please feel comfortable to ask, it is our pleasure to make you feel welcome and to serve you here at Vein Specialists! Please also take advantage of attending one of Dr. Magnants interactive & Informative patient lectures on Vein Disease held monthly in both of our offices.