General Information


VeinCare Centers of Tennessee is one of only a few vein centers in Tennessee which can provide the sophisticated work-up and the broad range of modern, minimally-invasive options for management of vein disease.


EXPERIENCE COUNTS

We have been evaluating and treating venous disorders since 1979 and have been a leader in bringing new diagnostic and treatment technologies to our community as we have witnessed an incredible REVOLUTION in our ability to diagnose and treat venous diseases.
The revolution in technology and care continues, and we are very involved in that revolution on the national level. Our entire practice is devoted to venous disorders and this focus on veins allows us to keep up with the rapidly changing advances in the evaluation and treatment of venous disorders

Physician Profile


Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


Dr. Daugherty graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1975 and he earned graduated his Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude, from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1979. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas in 1984.  He began a practice of Vascular Surgery and General Surgery in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1994.


Dr. Daugherty developed the non-invasive hospital-based diagnostic vascular laboratory at what is now known as Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1996 and led the laboratory to achieve accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories in 1997.  He also developed an office-based vascular laboratory in 1994 which now employs 3 Registered Vascular Technologists.  He was the first physician in the area performing many of the now-common percutaneous( minimally-invasive “needle-stick”) arterial and venous procedures such as arterial and venous thrombolysis (dissolving of clot), arterial and venous angioplasty/stenting for blockages, ovarian/pelvic vein embolization techniques for pelvic pain, novel hybrid open and percutaneous vascular procedures, and thermal ablation techniques for treatment of varicose veins.  He conceived and designed a hybrid endovascular operating room for X-ray guided vascular procedures which was opened in 2000 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN, one of the first such operating room suites in the US and which served as a model for other facilities around the country.  He designed the new endovascular operating room suites for the new Gateway Medical Center which opened in 2008.

Dr. Daugherty began transitioning his venous practice to minimally-invasive procedures in 1997 as technology allowed such procedures and founded VeinCare Centers of Tennessee in 2004.  Since 2008, his practice has been limited to care of venous diseases including office vascular ultrasound, liquid and foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, endovenous thermal ablation, venous thrombolysis, and angioplasty/stenting for chronic venous obstruction.  He is a regular expert speaker at major national meetings of vein specialists and has been selected by the American College of Phlebology as its physician representative to the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission which is embarking upon developing an accreditation for vein centers, a process intended to improve the quality of venous care in vein treatment facilities.  He is a contributing editor to the Phlebology Forum, a publication of the American College of Phlebology which reviews recent journal articles with expert commentary.  He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Phlebology Foundation, dedicated to raising funds for research and education in the medical specialty of Phlebology. 

Dr. Daugherty is a leader in expanding the scope of the practice of Phlebology to include complex venous diseases throughout the body. Dr. Daugherty began vascular ultrasound training in 1988 and earned the Registered Vascular Technologist certification in 1992. During 2009 and 2010, he served on the task force writing the new Registered Phlebology Sonographer certification exam administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International..  He serves as a representative for Vascular Surgery on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee for Tennessee where Medicare Local Coverage Directives are reviewed. Dr. Daugherty was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1985 and he was one of the first group of diplomates of the new American Board of Phlebology in 2008.  He is an advisor to the Curriculum Task Force of the American Board of Phlebology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is a Premier Active Member of the American College of Phlebology, an Active Member of the American Venous Forum, and holds memberships in the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, Society for Vascular Ultrasound, American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, and has long served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County (Tennessee) Medical Society.

Pamela Beasley, FNP-BC


Pamela Beasley graduated with honors from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2006, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing, again with honors, from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. After graduation, she began practicing as a Nurse Practitioner in acute care and family practice settings. She joined Dr Daugherty at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee in 2010.
Pamela has extensive experience in hospital and primary care environments, which includes emergency and critical care settings. As a result, she has excelled in patient support, which includes assessment, diagnosis, patient education, and administration of treatment procedures. Pamela is adept at interpreting various x-rays, EKG, lab, and ultrasound results as they relate to patient care. Pamela is certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. She is certified in emergency nursing by the Emergency Nurses Association and she is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She belongs to several professional organizations including the American College of Phlebology, Sigma Theta Tau (International Nursing Honor Society),  Phi Kappa Phi (Western Kentucky University Honor Society), Emergency Nursing Association, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Mid-Wives, and Tennessee Baptist Nurses Association (Christian Nurses Association).

Pamela has served as a Clinical Research Coordinator in a clinical vein study conducted at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee which was chosen as one of 36 sites nationwide to participate in the clinical trial. She organized and coordinated the research study including recruitment of participants for the study, collected research data and coordinated the steps related to the implementation and completion of the study. Pamela also managed all data in the study to meet the requirements and criteria set forth by the study sponsor and regulatory agencies. Pamela is the primary contact for patients involved in the study to ensure the needs and safety of the study participants are met throughout the clinical trial.

Services Provided


Vein Conditions

Comprehensive Venous Diagnosis and Treatment

Problems due to vein disorders usually occur due to failure of one-way valves in the veins (venous insufficiency), clotting within the veins, or blockage of venous flow. A detailed review of symptoms, clinical history, a physical examination, and, often, venous color duplex ultrasound examination are necessary to determine the conditions present in order to develop a treatment plan specific to the unique needs of each patient. Pregnancy Spider Veins Varicose Veins Stasis Dermatitis Venous Ulcers Venous Insufficiency Chronic Venous Hypertension Venous Thrombosis (clotting) Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) Edema (leg swelling) Lymphedema Labial Varicose Veins Pelvic / Abdominal Vein Obstruction Pelvic / Ovarian Vein Reflux / Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery and American College of Phlebology

Hospital Affiliations


The American College of Phlebology

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