Treating Varicose Veins? In This Economy?

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In today’s economy, many are struggling to pay for their daily necessities. Inflation has hit all areas of life, making deductibles, copays, and your out of pocket expenses for healthcare more difficult.

At Vein Specialists of the South, we don’t want financial hardship to keep you from getting the healthcare you want and need. That’s why, in addition to accepting most insurance plans, we offer a variety of payment options, including financing, payment plans, and assistance based on government poverty guidelines.

How to Pay for Your Healthcare in Any Economy

Don’t assume you can’t afford to get care.

We accept both ‘self-pay’ and most major insurance plans at Vein Specialists of the South (VSS). If you have symptomatic venous disease, most plans cover venous disease treatments after a period of conservative care is met.

If you aren’t sure if your insurance will cover your vein care at VSS, contact us. We’re here to guide you, and help you get the care you want.

If you don’t have health insurance, your policy doesn’t cover vein care at VSS, or you have a high deductible plan, you still have options. Financing with PatientFi and CareCredit is available in all three of our locations, giving you the opportunity to receive care and pay for it over time.

Finally, VSS Founder and Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Harper and Dr. Ralph Delius believe that inability to pay should not be a barrier to care. That is why we offer financial assistance to patients based on US government poverty guidelines.

Now that you know you have options for paying for your healthcare services, let’s talk about why you should prioritize vein care, especially during hard economic times.


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Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon





before and after varicose veinsWhy You Should Not Delay Vein Care

Here are a few important reasons to seek a vein evaluation at Vein Specialists of the South in Macon, Locust Grove, or Warner Robins, GA:

1. Venous disease can lead to serious consequences if left untreated, including pain, ulcers, blood clots, and bleeding.

Even if you don’t have visible varicose veins, there are many signs of “hidden” vein disease, including heavy, aching legs, leg swelling, night cramps, and restless legs. With these symptoms, you may be at risk for blood clots as well. Pain is one of the most common symptoms of venous disease, so if you have unexplained leg pain or discomfort, get evaluated.

Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) are also a serious complication of untreated venous disease. In most cases, this can be prevented or healed with conservative care and treatment of your underlying vein disease. Over a billion healthcare dollars a year are spent on treating VLU. Much of these resources could have been prevented with early care of vein disease before an ulcer develops.

If you already have a painful VLU and are missing out on life, it is not too late to treat it and get back to living comfortably and healthily.

Many patients and physicians don’t understand that ‘hidden vein disease’, visible bulging varicose veins, spider veins, and leg swelling are serious chronic medical conditions. Left untreated vein disease only gets worse. Recently published studies prove that blood clots in the superficial and deep vein blood clots in the legs are a serious complication of untreated venous disease. These same studies also suggest that the risk of pulmonary embolism (one of these clots in your legs traveling to your lungs) is increased if your vein disease is not treated. It’s important to receive evaluation and treatment for venous disease to also treat and prevent blood clots.

A bleeding varicose or spider vein is a common complication of untreated vein disease. If the varicose vein leaks under the skin it can lead to a ‘bruise’, skin inflammation, discomfort and staining of the skin, or stasis eczema.

In other cases, a large, bulging varicose vein or spider vein can rupture through the skin resulting in severe bleeding. This can require a visit to the emergency room. Bleeding often occurs after a warm bath or shower, nicking the vein when you shave your leg, or minor trauma to the veins. If your spider or varicose vein bleeds, don’t panic! Lay down immediately, elevate your leg above the level of your heart, apply pressure and call for help.

All of the above can be prevented through a vein evaluation and treatment by a vein specialist.

2. Your vein health is important for your overall health and well-being.

Patients living with venous disease report lower quality of life, and this has been backed up by studies that show individuals living with varicose veins and other venous diseases are more likely to suffer from depression.

Additionally, venous disease has been linked to other health problems, often due to a sedentary lifestyle caused by leg pain, heaviness, and fatigue. This also leads to worsened venous disease.

3. Early detection and treatment of vein disease can save you time, money, and energy in the long run.

Venous disease is a chronic condition that progresses over time. If you catch it early, the progression can be slowed with conservative care and less invasive vein care procedures. This will save you the time and hassle of treating more severe varicose veins.

Finally, getting treatment for vein disease can help you feel better and have more energy. When your veins are working properly, they don’t put any extra strain on your body. So by treating your vein disease, you can feel more energetic and less fatigued.

Saving money while taking care of yourself in this economy sounds like a smart idea, don’t you think?

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Convenient Vein Care Options at Vein Specialists of the South

In addition to our three convenient locations in Macon, Locust Grove, and Warner Robins, GA, VSS also offers telehealth appointments and Virtual Vein consultations, making accessing care even more affordable and accessible.

Self-Care Matters in Any Economy

At VSS, your well-being matters. Take control of your vein health and get started on your journey to ‘better veins for life’, contact our team at Vein Specialists of the South today.

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