Visible Veins

Veins that are visible through the skin don’t always mean they are varicose or spider veins. There are many factors that can cause veins to be more prominent, such as in individuals with fair skin, since veins tend to show more easily through lighter skin. Other contributing factors that can cause veins to show through…

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, usually rising above the skin, and are blue, red, or flesh-colored. Normal veins have valves that prevent the blood they carry from flowing backwards, away from the heart. Varicose veins are the result of valves that are no longer functioning as they should, causing blood to pool in the area. Like…

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings come in different styles, sizes, compression levels and materials. A trained medical professional can help recommend the type of compression stockings best suited for your condition. Some of characteristics of compression stockings include: Sizing – Although the sizing system used for compression stockings varies slightly based on the length of the stockings, most…

Meet Dr. Baker

Dr. Baker graduated from Allegheny College and obtained his medical degree from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine. His post-graduate training includes an internship and residency from Beth Israel Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Surgery and Anesthesiology. He was appointed Chief Resident in Anesthesiology. More recently, he has served as the Director of Anesthesiology…

Did You Know?

    DID YOU KNOW? It is estimated that at least 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. Varicose veins occur almost as often in women as in men, however, spider veins were more frequent in women. The Framingham Study, which surveyed men and women in the United States, reported that 27 percent of…

Free Vein Screening Clinic on March 17th

Due to the cancellation of our last screening because of snow, we are having a free vein screening clinic on March 17th from 4-8 p.m.  There are limited slots available, so please CALL us at (336) 768-3530 to reserve your free personal consultation with Dr. Baker.  Snacks and drinks will be provided!  We look forward…

Venous Disease and Genetics

Did you know if one of your parents has Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), you could be at higher risk?  CVI is a progressive medical condition that worsens over time and affects the veins and vessels in the leg that circulate oxygen-poor blood back toward the heart. The unsightly, varicose veins that appear can be precursors…