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Treatments Are Covered By Insurance, But Time To Act Is Now!

alsara vein clinic myveindocVein problems cause poor circulation and symptoms like aching, heaviness, tiredness, swelling in feet ankles and calves, cramping or 'charley horse' and restless in legs. Left untreated, the condition continues to advance leading to skin discoloration and infections, blood clots, and sores that heal poorly.

The doctor evaluation and ultrasound scan enables us to confirm that vein treatment will help you. This evaluation and scan along with treatments (if indicated) are covered by almost all insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid. However, much like all your other doctor visits, copays and deductibles will apply.

Keep in mind that although treatments are virtually painless, safe, and effective, they may require a few visits to allow you some healing time.

So, if you have been procrastinating, face a brand new deductible on January 1, and still want to start the new year with new legs, the time to act is now.

Call for your Free Consultation today. Our staff will guide you through insurance benefits and coverage, so you can be on your way to healthier legs before the end of the year.

Schedule your appointment today, and let your insurance plan work for you!

Call us at 816-396-0245

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Alsara Vein Clinic specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and vein disease. Chat with our staff, grab some brochures, and watch Spider Vein Treatment and Patient Education videos.

Alsara Vein Clinic • 4906 Frederick Ave • St. Joseph, MO 64506 • 816-396-0245

Your Healthcare Benefits and Year-end Tips

It might be hard to believe, but fall is here and the end of the year is not that far behind. This is the time of year where things go from busy to hectic as our schedules fill rapidly with schools, sporting events and preparation for holidays. But this is also an important time to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit from your health insurance plan.

Deductibles — the money you’re required to pay out of pocket before insurance covers all or part of your healthcare services — are becoming more prevalent and more expensive. If you’ve already met your annual deductible or you’re close to it, you may be able to receive medical care at very little or no cost to you! Most health insurance plans calculate deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses based on a calendar year. For instance, all deductibles for Medicare are based on the calendar year. At the beginning of the calendar year, everything resets with new out-of-pocket limits and deductibles.

Another factor to consider is your flexible spending account (FSA). These pre-tax contributions can be used to pay for eligible medical expenses, but they expire at the end of your benefit period and must be forfeited. Taking care of any necessary medical procedures before the end of the calendar year can help you apply your unused FSA funds before they expire.

This is the perfect time to take care of the unsightly varicose veins that cause poor circulation in legs not only affecting your quality of life but also exposing you to complications such as ulcers and clots if left untreated. Doctors’ offices typically experience a heavy demand for procedures towards the end of the year as patients try to maximize their benefits. Fall is a very busy time for us also at Alsara Vein Clinic. Hence, the sooner you schedule your appointment, the better.

Keep in mind that some insurance plans require a trial of conservative therapy including use of compression stockings from six weeks to as much as three months. Also, you will likely need at least a few visits to provide the long term benefits made possible by modern technology and our expertise. For snow birds, the earlier you start the process, the more likely it is that you will be enjoying the warm weather with “cool” legs when you are in the south.

Schedule your appointment today, and let your insurance plan work for you!

Call us at 816-396-0245

Free Consultation

 

Alsara Vein Clinic specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and vein disease. Chat with our staff, grab some brochures, and watch Spider Vein Treatment and Patient Education videos.

Alsara Vein Clinic • 4906 Frederick Ave • St. Joseph, MO 64506 • 816-396-0245

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World Class Vein Care in St. Joseph, MO

July 1, 2017
World Class Vein Care in St. Joseph, MO
Saint Joseph, MO

Alsara Vein Clinic's latest television commercial is now appearing on NBC KNPG • FOX KNPN • CBS KCJO.  It features our Patient Ambassadors Shirley Kerns, Chris Sass, and Bill Luce.

If you or someone you know has aching, burning or numbness, cramping or 'charley horse', heaviness, itching, leg pain, restless legs, tiredness, swelling in feet ankles and calves, skin discoloration, bleeding veins, or sores that heal poorly, we offer Free Consultations.

World Class Vein Care in St. Joseph, MO

Free Consultation

Varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance including Medicare and Medicaid.

Alsara Vein Clinic specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and vein disease. Chat with our staff, grab some brochures, and watch Spider Vein Treatment and Patient Education videos.

Alsara Vein Clinic • 4906 Frederick Ave • St. Joseph, MO 64506 • 816-396-0245

Why Varicose Veins are Worse in Summer

signs symptomsBecause heat dilates the veins, many vein issues worsen during the summertime. As the veins expand with higher temperatures, leaky veins can get even worse, leading to more pooling of blood in your legs and problems associated with it such as pain, tiredness, cramps, swelling and clots. There is an increased chance of seeing new spider veins, pain and worse symptoms. Here are tips to help you enjoy the warm season:

Five Tips To Fight Back

  1. Stay Cool
    Make sure you wear clothes that won’t trap heat. Always use sunblock (SPF 30 or above) not just on your legs, but also on your face and nose, where thinner skin is more prone to developing spider veins
  2. Take a Dive
    In addition to offering great respite from the summer heat, swimming is one of the best ways to promote normal circulation in your legs. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that saves your joints from the pounding yet increases your heart rate and improves circulation overall. Also, cooling exercises like swimming, sur ng and brisk evening walks are best because the coolness helps keep the blood vessels from dilating.
  3. Stay Hydrated
    Keeping your body properly hydrated will help it effectively circulate blood, heal injuries faster and allow for healthier skin. Though it seems like a no-brainer, patients with vein problems should pay especially close attention to their hydration levels during the summer when the heat can easily dry anyone out. If you plan on being out of the AC, plan to also bring a water bottle along. Avoid caffeine.
  4. Avoid Heels
    We recommend ats and sandals rather than high heels that keep your calf muscles from effectively pumping blood out of the leg. Wearing lower heels makes your calves work a little harder, keeping blood pumping out of your legs and back to your heart where it belongs.
  5. Wear Compression Stockings
    They may not be at the top of anyone’s list of hot summer fashions, but compression stockings put pressure on your legs that helps to move blood up and away from your lower legs. Though you may not want to wear them outside during July and August for fear of overheating, wearing them regularly may prevent blood from pooling in your legs, which can cause or worsen vein problems.

Varicose and spider veins have ruined too many summers. To keep them from ruining this one, schedule a free consultation and complimentary vein screening at Alsara Vein Clinic. Current treatments allow us to permanently treat affected veins with no downtime and you can be rid of your compression stockings within days of treatments. Many insurers including Medicare offer coverage.  Click here to see Insurance We Typically Accept.

Kick start this summer with healthy legs that look and feel great.

Alsara Vein Clinic - One Year Anniversary

Alsara Vein Clinic Logo One Year Anniversary

March 7, 2017
Alsara Vein Clinic
Saint Joseph, MO

One year ago today, we opened our doors to a new community, St. Joseph. We didn't know what the year ahead would hold for us, but we were armed with the knowledge and commitment to make this new adventure a success. Along the way, we have met patients who have welcomed us and embraced our care. Our staff and our friendly patients have created a successful practice that we are so proud to be a part of. With YEAR ONE in the books, we look forward to serving the community by changing lives one leg at a time. Thank you all and Happy Anniversary to Alsara Vein Clinic!

We are tenatively planning our One Year Anniversary and Patient Appreciation Event for Saturday, April 15th. When the event is finalized, details will be published and invitations sent. Stay tuned!

 
 
Alsara Vein Clinic specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and vein disease. Chat with our staff, grab some brochures, and watch Spider Vein Treatment and Patient Education videos.

Alsara Vein Clinic • 4906 Frederick Ave • St. Joseph, MO 64506 • 816-396-0245