If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcers, and related conditions, we are here to help you. Unfortunately, without treatment your vein problems are chronic and progressive, and can only get worse, further affecting your quality of life and well-being.
Are you disappointed with the way varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, or venous ulcers make your legs look? Many of you tell us that you have not worn shorts, a swimsuit or stylish attire for years.
Or maybe you are discouraged with your tired aching legs, night cramps or restless legs impacting how you live, work and play. You just want to enjoy life again with ‘better’ legs.
If you have lost hope, you are not alone, you are one of the millions of Americans whose quality of life is affected by vein disease. At VSS we want to help you.
If you have lost hope, you are not alone, you are one of the millions of Americans whose quality of life is affected by vein disease. When you choose VSS we partner with you so you can enjoy Better Veins for Life®. At VSS we offer hope by:
Our commitment to excellence is reflected in thousands of satisfied patients who have experienced the VSS Difference.
At VSS you will enjoy exceptional WOW service. We treat you like family, promising to go above and beyond your expectations. Your VSS team is excited to serve as your guide to Better Veins for Life®.
At VSS, veins aren’t just another thing we do; they are the only thing we do and it shows! No other physicians treating veins in our area, and few in the country, have that kind of experience. Choose Vein Specialists of the South for your vein care and you benefit from the VSS experience, too!
Our VSS promise to you is to remain at the forefront of innovation while providing the best customized vein care, based on an accurate history, physical exam and venous ultrasound. With our VSS innovation, you can rest assured that you have the best treatment options available right here.
Credentials, certifications and accreditations serve to validate a physician and practice. Our credentials speak to our dedication to be the best vein specialist.
At VSS the most important thing for us is ‘better vein care’ for you. We achieve this through attention to detail, our commitment to excellence in everything we do and our experience helping people like you. When you combine this with a passion for people and vein care it’s a winning combination.
At VSS, we excel at each of these and more.
As one of the largest independent phlebology practices in the country, your VSS team participates in nationally recognized research. VSS research has been recognized at the Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology including the Platinum Award in 2007. We continue to pursue research projects and ideas to improve vein care.
We desire to help make Macon and our communities we serve, a better place to live, work and play. Some of our community outreach has included:
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VSS is led by our phlebologist, Dr. Harper. Working alongside our dedicated VSS Team, we are committed to excellence in your care.
is the Founding Partner of VSS. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a diplomat of the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Harper has provided comprehensive vein and lymphatic care since 1996-1997.
Heidi attended Clemson University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree. She continued her studies at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, graduating in 2005 as a Physician Assistant. Heidi has spent nine years in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics before joining VSS.
During her education, Heidi completed research in bisphosphonate drugs as well as anti-cancer effects of Essiac Tea. Heidi is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.
Heidi is originally from Delaware and now resides in Macon. She is a trumpet player in the Ingleside Baptist Church Orchestra and enjoys obstacle races. As a Clemson alumna, Heidi is still an avid Tigers Fan.
Marsha attended Georgia College and State University where she graduated in 2017 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies, graduating with honors from Georgia College and State University (1992) with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) at Macon Junior College (1987).
Specializing in invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, Marsha has worked in healthcare for the past 31 years before joining VSS. She has also spent three years working with hospice. Additional certifications include: Registered Cardiac Sonographer (1999), Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (1994), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1992). Professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
Marsha was born in Warner Robins, GA where she continues to reside with her husband Chip, and their two children Hunter and Logan. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church. She enjoys being with friends and family and especially enjoys spending time at the beach.
Heather Givens began her education at Armstrong Atlantic State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science. She then continued her studies at Gardner-Webb university graduating with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She had rotations in many areas including orthopedics, pediatrics, gynecology and family medicine. She has experience working as a Physician Assistant in internal medicine before joining VSS. In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling, hiking, and kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Fun fact – Heather has a black belt in taekwondo.
Barbara is a certified Occupational Therapist specialized in treating Lymphedema. She began her education by attending the Medical College of Georgia and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.
Barbara is certified as an Occupational Therapist by the State of Georgia and has been certified in Lymphedema therapy for over 20 years. She has a special certification in Physical Agent Modality. She has spent most of her career working in the hospital environmentt and also has a certificate in Kinesio Taping. When Barbara isn't performing therapy or taking classes, she enjoys being outdoors. Barbara is an avid cook and fisherman, and likes to spend time in her garden.
Keely attended North Georgia College and State University graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then continued her education at Emory University graduating in December 2006 with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant. Keely had rotations in a variety of fields including internal medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, pediatrics, and dermatology. After completing her education, Keely began working in gastroenterology and spent eleven years in this field. Keely is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Keely is married and lives in Forsyth with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly her nephews and nieces.
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“It’s not just one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do.”