If you’ve been suffering from painful, swollen legs this is your opportunity to find out if varicose veins may be to blame. A free vein screening at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville will start your new year off in the right direction towards loving your legs again. You don’t have to live with painful, swollen legs.

In January, February, and March Premier Vein Clinics is offering FREE vein screenings for qualified candidates. All screening appointments will be held at the Premier Vein Clinics facility on Papermill Road in Knoxville. No physician referral is required.

During the free screening, one of our experienced vascular surgeons will perform a visual inspection of your legs and veins. If varicose veins are present, our physician will develop a treatment plan based on your results.

The primary goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms such as bulging, ropy veins, swelling and pain. Most medical procedures to treat varicose veins, such as Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous laser or Radiofrequency Ablation, are covered by insurance. Sclerotherapy to address spider veins is not usually covered. It is important to note that your insurance company may require that you undergo compression therapy—wearing compression stockings for a period of time—to qualify for medical treatment of your varicose veins.

The physician may recommend an ultrasound to determine the location and severity of your vein disease. The ultrasound test is not included in the free screening and will be billed to your insurance. Any out of pocket cost will depend on your individual coverage, deductible, and co-pay.

The days of painful vein stripping treatments are long gone. Medical advances in the use of lasers and ultrasound have made vein treatments minimally invasive, outpatient procedures that are usually complete performed in an hour. Individuals generally not considered ideal candidates for vein treatment are those on blood thinners, with serious illnesses, , have photosensitivity or bleeding disorders, or are taking photosensitizing medications.

Again, most insurance companies will cover the diagnostics and treatment of varicose veins if it is deemed medically necessary. The professionals at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville will explain your options and the insurance coverage process for restoring your healthy, great-looking legs.

Request your FREE varicose vein screening appointment online today or call (865) 588-8229. It’s your first step towards a new year free of pain and varicose veins!