HFM hosts varicose vein screenings June 15.

Manitowoc, Wis., (May 23, 2022) – Holy Family Memorial (HFM) is offering free vein screenings on Wednesday, June 15. The screening includes an ultrasound scan of the legs, information about your vein health, and consultation with Milan Jordan, MD.

The screening will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the HFM General & Vascular Surgery clinic located on the fourth floor of the HFM Medical Center. Appointments are 10 minutes long.

Varicose veins can be a sign of serious vein disease and develop serious problems if left untreated. Healthy leg veins have valves that open and close in order to assist blood in heading back to the heart. When varicose veins form, the valves can become damaged and make it harder for the blood to head back to the heart. The valves then cannot close properly and can create swelling, ulcers, skin changes, and pain.

Signs and symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Large, bulging veins that can be seen under the surface of t-he skin
  • Mild swelling of ankles and feet
  • Painful, achy or “heavy” legs
  • Throbbing or cramping in legs
  • Itchy legs, especially on the lower leg and ankle

A vein screening appointment is required, call 920-320-3165. The cost for the screening is only $10.00.

Learn more at hfmhealth.org/legs.

About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes nine hospital locations, more than 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were nearly 1.5 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 55,085 and visits to our network physicians exceeded 1.1 million. For more information, visit froedtert.com.