Few things are more frustrating than having a specialized medical problem and not knowing who to contact about it. For example, if you have varicose veins, suffer from swollen legs and ankles, and find yourself saying “My legs hurt” far too often, who are you going to call?
Fortunately, one of the best vein doctors in Texas is right here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, just a phone call away. Dr. Robert A. Handley and his team of trained experts at the Flower Mound Vein Center may be just the specialists you want to talk with and the right people to have on your team when dealing with circulatory issues.
How to know if your vascular doctor in Flower Mound is right for you?
First, take some time to research your prospective vein doctor’s credentials. You can read about Dr. Handley’s education, board certifications, and honors at our website, at https://flowermoundveins.com, in the “About Us” section. You can also spend some time at that site getting to know some of his well-trained and friendly staff. Pay particular attention to board certifications and memberships in medical organizations and societies. In this step, you are “doing your homework” to make sure that your vein doctors have the necessary knowledge, skill, and experience to provide quality vein disease treatment in Texas.
You can also spend some time on your prospective doctor’s website perusing articles he has written and educational materials that he provides to his patients. A big part of any vascular specialist’s job is raising public awareness about the seriousness of vein disease, the advances that have been made in recent decades in treating it, and how fast and effective treatment options have become. Look through the treatment options offered by your prospective doctor to make sure the doctor is an experienced specialist in the methodologies you have heard about, and want to explore.
If these exercises convince you that this is an experienced specialist who you want to meet, the next step is to – wait for it – meet him. With Dr. Handley, that meeting is as close as a phone call to our offices at 972-410-5757. In that phone call, ask for an appointment for an initial venous health screening and consultation. This screening will be fast (about an hour), completely painless (most diagnosis is done using ultrasound to “see through” the skin and visualize the veins themselves), and effective.
During this examination and first meeting, Dr. Handley will get to know you both medically (using state-of-the-art diagnostic methods) and personally (asking questions about your medical history and your family’s medical history because vein disease can run in families). Ask him any questions you can think of, and be open about your preconceptions about vein disease treatment (often wrong), your fears (always unnecessary), and your hopes for leading a healthier life (which he shares). All of this information is critical for a proper diagnosis and an effective set of recommendations for treatment.
If vein disease is found, Dr. Handley will recommend treatment options starting with the most conservative (exercise, lifestyle changes, and possibly wearing support stockings to restore circulation), but also presenting other options. If you have varicose veins, they can be treated and removed via sclerotherapy. If more serious diseases such as deep vein thrombosis are found, they can also be treated – in the comfort of our Flower Mound Vein Center offices – with endovenous laser treatment.
Whatever the treatment recommendations, you can rest assured that you will be presented with full information about the procedures and available options, and that the treatments themselves will be painless, minimally invasive, and above all effective. Patients walk into our offices every day with varicose veins or swollen legs and ankles and walk out an hour or so later without them. You can be one of them. Give us a call today, and allow us to help you find your way back to a healthier life.