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Wearing a Compression Hose is the very first step to vein treatment.

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Wearing a Compression Hose is the very first step to vein treatment.

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

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A lot of patients who come into Illinois Vein Specialists to receive vein treatment think they will be able to get treatment immediately or very quickly from their first consultation. The benefits of treatment is that it is a medical procedure and is covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies require wearing a compression hose for 6 weeks to 3 months (depending on the insurance company) prior to receiving treatment. We recommend speeding up the process of treatment by getting a prescription for a 20-30 MMHg compression hose from your primary care physician before an initial consultation with a vein doctor.  A compression hose will also improve your overall circulation, with or without vein care, and thus can reduce the pain in your legs associated with vein disease. 

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we have an in house insurance specialist that handles everything for our patients including the paperwork necessary for approval from insurance so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Even though a compression hose will not cure your vein disease, it is the first important step in receiving care. Getting the prescription from your primary doctor and wearing a compression hose as soon as possible will make the process to healthy legs even faster. 



At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. Since opening we have successfully treated over 10,000 patients from around the world.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois and outside of Illinois.

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

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