Vein Clinics of America
We are the largest group in the country specializing exclusively in vein disease treatment. Established in 1981, the physicians of Vein Clinics of America believe that pursuing excellence in the treatment of vein disorders requires a full-time commitment.
Our physicians specialize in Phlebology, the medical specialty of treating vein disease. They are highly recognized for their published research and many work as lecturers and trainers in the field of vein treatment for doctors from around the world.
Varicose vein disease can be very complex and each patient is unique, so we know how important it is to you to find the right physician to treat your particular condition.
Our physicians are dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the process. They will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss the details of your situation so you feel comfortable, and present you with a course of action that works best for you. We are there to help, and since we’re experts in our field we’re confident we can do the best job for you.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Vein Clinics of America is in network with most major insurance plans. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), reimbursable FSA expenses cover many treatments for vein disorders. If you do not see your insurance provider in the list below, please call 866-923-VEIN for a complete listing.
The Rockville office currently accepts the following providers:
MultiPlan / PHCS
United Health Care
Dr. Schruefer is located in Rockville near Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Georgetown, Olney, Washington Grove, Wyngate and Washington D.C.
About John Schruefer, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American College of Emergency Physicians
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. Schruefer's comprehensive, minimally invasive approach includes ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as endovenous laser treatment (ELT). Neither option requires hospitalization or surgery. Instead, each is performed in the physician's office. You can be back on your feet resuming normal activities the same day.
Dr. John Schruefer received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is board certified in emergency medicine. Prior to coming to Vein Clinics of America, he was an emergency department staff physician at Washington County Hospital.
Sclerotherapy is a microinjection procedure that needs no pain medication or surgery. Abnormal veins are treated by injecting a solution called a sclerosant, sealing the vein off from the rest of the vein network in your leg, allowing the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins.
Endovenous laser treatment (ELT, or sometimes referred to as EVLT) is a quick, minimally invasive laser treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery. A small optic fiber is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein, heating and closing the vein, allowing blood to be naturally re-routed to other healthy veins.