James R. McDonnell D.O., R.P.V.I., R.V.T.
- Medical school at the Des Moines University of Health Sciences.
- Internship at Metropolitan Hospital Grand Rapids.
- Surgical residency Genesys Health Systems Flint.
- Board Certified in General Surgery.
- Board Certified in Phlebology.
- Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.
- Registered Vascular Technologist.
Ann Kuenker D.O.
- Medical school Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Internship and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Grand Rapids and Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Detroit.
- Board certified in family practice.
At The Vein Center, diagnosis and treatment of leg conditions attributable to varicose veins are performed. Often a person may not have large, bulging veins, but tired, aching, swelling, restless legs – all can be signs of veins not working properly. An initial consultation is performed and an ultrasound of the legs is scheduled. The ultrasound indicates if the veins are normal, or if they are refluxing – a condition resulting from defective vein structure allowing blood to flow backward down the legs. The backward flow of blood and increase in pressure it causes in the legs lead to problems with aching, swelling, restlessness and visible varicose veins. Based on ultrasound results, a treatment plan is outlined. Often the ultrasound and the treatment programs are covered by insurance.
The Vein Center treats patients with spider veins, but specializes in treating more extensive problems. Pain-free treatments are performed in the office using lasers, sclerotherapy. After procedures, patients are immediately up and around, encouraged to engage in normal activities, even drive themselves home. Jim and Ann are members of the American College of Phlebology, Phlebology specializes in diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.