On arrival to The Leg Vein Doctor clinic our receptionist will ask you to complete a questionnaire so that details of your past medical history, medications and any allergies can be recorded.
During the consultation, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms and record your relevant medical history. Your legs are then physically examined with illuminated magnification. A Duplex Ultrasound examination is performed at the clinic by Dr Kemp to assess the competency of all the superficial and deep veins in your leg. There is a close relationship between the development of spider veins and varicose veins. Up to twenty percent of people with spider veins have underlying incompetent Saphenous veins and ultrasound allows us to detect this.
*Please note* you DO NOT need to have an ultrasound scan prior to attending our clinic even if you have been given a GP referral. This will be done at the initial consultation by Doctor Kemp.
If your family or you have a significant history of blood clots then tests for thrombosis might be requested. For patients at higher risk of blood clots we sometimes give an injection of an anti-clotting agent (Clexane) just prior to treatment to reduce any risk of DVT.
Patients who have varicose veins require longer consultations because the imaging and mapping of all underlying saphenous veins, their tributaries and deep veins is required.
Following your assessment it can then be decided whether your treatment is medical or cosmetic. You will then have the opportunity to discuss the recommended treatment pathway and ask Doctor Kemp any questions that you may have regarding your condition or the procedure prescribed.
An individual treatment plan is generated and this will list the number and types of treatment sessions you will require. This plan also provides an accurate breakdown of costs and any entitlement to Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebates will be discussed. This treatment plan is yours to take home and is valid for 12 months. Should you wish, medical notes can also be sent to your GP to.
Full payment is required at the time of consultation and on the day of treatment sessions. A deposit maybe required for some procedures.
We accept eftpos, bank transfer, cash and cheque. Please note there is a 1% surcharge on credit card payments.