Michael Traurig, MD, RVT, RPVI, RPHS



Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks We were in a local shopping mall this weekend and it seems like the management company has forgotten the importance of Thanksgiving. Why? Well, we just finished celebrating Halloween and are still working our way through the leftover candy, but they’re already playing holiday music in the malls. What about Thanksgiving? We realize […]

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Success Story: Greenville Vein Specialist Marketing Turnaround

This article appeared on the October 29, 2013 Healthcare Success Strategies blog. Ordinarily, we don’t do much chest thumping, but we can’t help a little “pointing-with-pride” in this success story. Many readers will relate to the familiar back-story, so other medical practices will likely find useful insight and marketing lessons. Our story begins about a year […]

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What are the causes of varicose veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins? At Vein Centers for Excellence of Greenville, we know that there are a great many causes of varicose veins, from who your parents are to if you’ve gained a lot of weight to where you work. Let us explain… – Heredity: The primary contributing factor to venous reflux (vein disease) is heredity. […]

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How Does Running Affect Varicose Veins?

          Are you a runner? Have you ever heard that running is bad for varicose veins? It’s not actually true. In fact, running and other forms of exercise are beneficial because they boost circulation, which reduces the likelihood that blood will pool in your veins. However, running is a high-impact sport that […]

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Varicose Veins Should Be Treated With Lasers

This recent news story from BBC News Online states that people suffering with varicose veins should be offered laser or heat treatment, according to new guidelines for England and Wales. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says, in most cases, open surgery should be a last resort. A few facts from this […]

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Recommended: Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest

Greenville resident, our friend and world-renowned pro cyclist George Hincapie, who is one of the most recognized riders in the world, has opened a luxurious pit stop for bike riders and others who are exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hotel Domestique, a European-inspired, 13-room boutique in Travelers Rest, SC, opens this week. Rates for an […]

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Varicose Veins: Facts vs. Fiction

There are a lot of misconceptions about varicose veins. This blog will share some facts vs. fiction about vein disease that affects so many Americans. Fact #1: Approximately 25 million people in the United States have exhibited varicose veins in their legs, which is a sign of vein disease (venous reflux). Fact #2: By age […]

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