FAQ’sAt Illinois Vein Specialists, we aim to make every visit comfortable and efficient for all our patients. We are always happy to answer any questions about a patient’s condition, treatment options, or billing. The following are frequently asked questions regarding visits to our Barrington office, but we are also available to take questions over the phone at (847) 277-9110.
How Do I Book an Appointment?Patients can book an appointment with Illinois Vein Specialists 24/7 through the Patient Appointment Request form anytime on our website here. Patients can also call our office to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, at (847) 277-9110. A member of the Illinois Vein Specialists team will contact you by phone within 24-48 hours. Patients can also call our office to confirm their appointment. Please notify us of appointment changes by NOON the day before the appointment at the very latest.
What Should I Bring to an Appointment?Patients should make sure to bring the following to their appointment:
- Photo Identification
- Insurance Card
- Co-Payment or Co-Insurance
- Bottles of all medication you are taking
- Medical immunization records
- Information from other medical facilities
- Your health questions and concerns
Why Do I Need an Ultrasound Scan?During your initial visit, your vein care specialist may want to assess the affected areas of the legs and use the Doppler Duplex Ultrasound Scan as it will allow us to see the veins deep beneath the skin. This helps us to better determine the right treatment for you based on the much clearer picture of your veins that the ultrasound provides. With this diagnostic capability, we can customize a treatment plan for each individual patient and address the issue directly at its source, making the treatments more effective and less painful than traditional methods, such as vein stripping. Once the appropriate treatments have been determined, we will review with you at length the relative details of your specific treatment plan.
What Special Training is Needed to Become a Qualified Vein Doctor?Many doctors claim proficiency in the treatment of veins, often making it difficult for the public to discern who really is an expert. Board Certification in Venous and Lymphatic Disease is as important for vein care specialists as it is a guarantee of specific, detailed training, access to the newest thinking and research, ongoing education, and familiarization with specific medical technology and proof of proficiency. Illinois Vein Specialists focuses solely on providing the most advanced and effective treatment of varicose and spider vein disease. Dr. Perlmutter is a leading expert in diagnosing venous disease and performing minimally invasive and personalized treatment plans for venous insufficiency disorders like varicose veins and spider veins. After practicing general orthopedic medicine and spinal surgery, for over three decades, Dr. Perlmutter decided to focus on venous medicine, and his dedication to helping people lead normal lives and extensive medical experience led him to Illinois Vein Specialists.
Will Insurance Cover My Treatments?Insurance will reimburse a high percentage of the treatment cost if there is a documented diagnosis of venous insufficiency through a Doppler Duplex Ultrasound Scan. If venous insufficiency is diagnosed, we will forward a letter of medical necessity to your insurance carrier for precertification prior to any procedures to ensure your treatment is approved. It is important to note that each insurance company reimburses different amounts for these treatments. We will work with you and your insurance carrier to ensure you receive the most reimbursement possible. Typical deductibles and copayments apply.
How can I Pay a Bill?Payment for your visit is made during the check-out process after your appointment. We accept cash, check, debit, and several major credit cards.
Illinois Vein Specialists
22285 N. Pepper Rd.,
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 277-9100
Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – Noon
Saturday – Sunday Closed