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Health Recommendations

Posted: March 16, 2020
Here are general health measures we recommend: Wear a face mask if you have a cough or sneeze which might be related to infection. Avoid touching any part of your body above your shoulders without washing your hands first. Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, especially after ... READ MORE

Coronavirus Response

Posted: March 16, 2020
YES, WE ARE OPEN TO SERVE YOU. We continue to care for new and established patients with venous and lymphatic disorders in our specialized clinic.  With few exceptions, we do our work-up and treatment entirely within our 7,000 square foot office with our skilled and specialized staff dedicated to our select patients. WE WORK HARD ... READ MORE

World Lymphedema Day

Posted: March 6, 2020
March 6th is World Lymphedema Day! We want to help educate the world and spread awareness for the lymphatic diseases. What is World Lymphedema Day? In 2016, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) petitioned the U.S. Senate and governments around the world for recognition of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. In response, the U.S. Senate ... READ MORE

Congratulations to Sandy French, Doctor of Nursing Practice!

Posted: December 20, 2019
Last week Sandra French received the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing. Sandy earned her masters of Science in Nursing degree in 2007 and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Her experience includes many years ... READ MORE

New Early Hours

Posted: June 28, 2019
In response to patient requests, our office will be open from 6:30 AM to 5 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The office will be closed on Wednesdays in order to allow the expanded hours on the other 4 weekdays. This change in hours will take effect on July 1st. You can still reach ... READ MORE

Venovo® Venous Stent System

Posted: April 22, 2019
VeinCare Centers of Tennessee is one of the first clinics in the United States to implant the new BD Venovo stent in obstructed pelvic veins. The Venovo stent is the first stent designed specifically for use in treating obstruction of veins to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Venovo stent is a ... READ MORE

Do You Have Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Posted: April 5, 2019   |   Revised: April 8, 2019
Chronic pelvic pain can be disabling to the patient and it often is difficult to diagnose the reasons for the symptoms. Recent technological improvements allow for dramatic improvements in QUALITY OF LIFE for approximately 30% of patients with chronic pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain in the pelvis which lasts more than ... READ MORE

Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Venous Obstruction

Posted: February 13, 2019
Deep pelvic pain, leg pain and swelling, low back pain; what do they have in common? Although each of these symptoms may be caused by a number of medical problems, one often overlooked cause may be blockage of veins in the pelvis. Understanding Pelvic Pain Deep pelvic pain in women with intercourse often is due ... READ MORE

New Vascular Suite Up and Running

Posted: September 18, 2018   |   Revised: September 19, 2018
Vascular Suite
Our new office-based vascular suite is finally finished! This suite has cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment tools designed to allow for outpatient treatment of pelvic and abdominal venous disorders. Dr. Stephen Daugherty and his team of vascular specialists in their new office-based vascular interventional suite. Office-Based Vascular Suite After many hours of hard work, our office-based ... READ MORE

Chris Dudley Retires

Posted: August 16, 2018   |   Revised: September 18, 2018
Chris Dudley Retirement 2018
Chris Dudley, RVT, RPhS, retires after decades of service in diagnostic vascular testing. Chris served as Technical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee. She experienced the transition from the days before vascular ultrasound imaging to complex vascular ultrasound imaging and flow analysis. During her career she performed many tens of thousands ... READ MORE
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