Blog Articles

Caring for an Infected Wound

Wounds come in all shapes and sizes, and most heal well with commonsense home care. However, infection is always a possibility and requires more advanced treatment. Learn how to spot the signs and what to do for an infected wound.

May 5th, 2022
Am I at Risk for DVT?

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot most often forms in the deep veins of the legs and can pose a significant health risk. Our vein specialist discusses what increases your chance of developing a clot and the symptoms to watch for.

Apr 6th, 2022
What to Expect During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes wound healing by boosting the levels of oxygen in your bloodstream. Find out why that matters and what takes place during these potentially limb-saving treatments.

Feb 8th, 2022
What Causes Fat to Build Up in Your Arteries?

High cholesterol linked to poor dietary choices is likely the most famous cause of fatty buildup in your arteries. However, several other factors can contribute to this potentially life-threatening condition, which may begin in childhood.

Jan 13th, 2022
Take These Steps to Prevent Wound Infection

There are simple steps you can take at home to help prevent a wound infection from compromising your health. Our specialty team explains how to do that and why some wounds require a specialist’s attention.

Dec 12th, 2021
The Dangers of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Finding it difficult to stick with an exercise routine because of cramping pain in your legs when you walk? It may be time to see a vascular specialist. Learn more about PAD and what it implies about your overall health.

Nov 14th, 2021
Who Needs Angioplasty?

Trying to protect your health by taking a nice brisk stroll most days of the week? Are you struggling to reach that goal because of cramping pain in your calves whenever you walk? Learn why these and other symptoms may signal a need for angioplasty.

Oct 12th, 2021
Are Varicose Veins a Health Threat?

Most people struggling with varicose veins hate the way they look, but could they be signaling a problem with your health? Here’s what you need to know about varicose veins from our top-level vascular specialist.

Aug 17th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Dialysis

Are you or a loved one facing the possibility of hemodialysis and wondering what that means for the future? Here’s what you should know about this life-saving treatment.

Jul 22nd, 2021
The Link Between Your Weight and Carotid Artery Disease

You’ve heard for years that maintaining a healthy weight can protect your heart. Did you know, though, that excess weight can also interfere with your body’s ability to take care of your brain? Learn more about protecting your brain health.

Jun 29th, 2021
Tips for Avoiding Hypertension

Welcome to May, which is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Our vascular surgeon provides practical tips for avoiding the devastating health consequences of persistently elevated blood pressure.

May 10th, 2021
All About Angioplasty: What You Need to Know

Are you avoiding treatment for blocked arteries because you fear the major surgery required to remove plaque buildup? Rest easy. No stitches are required. Our vascular expert shares the truth about angioplasty and its minimally invasive benefits.

Apr 8th, 2021
7 Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

Did you know that kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States? Are you at risk? Learn more from our vascular specialist regarding your odds of developing this chronic condition.

Feb 17th, 2021
When to Seek Medical Care for a Burn

Even small burns are extremely painful and can quickly become infected. But you can’t see a doctor for every little thing, right? So how do you know when a burn needs medical attention? Here’s what our wound care expert has to say about that.

Jan 18th, 2021
Diagnosing Kidney Failure

Most of us take our heart health seriously, and rightly so. But how often do you think about your kidneys and what these twin organs do for the heart and other organs? Learn more from an expert who plays a vital role in treating kidney failure.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Nonsurgical Treatments for Triple A

Did you know that surgery may not be the first choice for treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? Read about Triple A and what a vascular surgeon considers when designing a treatment strategy for this potentially dangerous condition.

Nov 4th, 2020
6 Signs You May Need an Angioplasty

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that’s used to open arteries clogged with fatty deposits called plaque. Read what an expert has to say about the symptoms that may signal your need for angioplasty.

Sep 7th, 2020
Preparing for Dialysis

Has your doctor recommended dialysis? Learn more about this life-saving treatment for people with kidney failure and the role a vascular surgeon plays in preparing you for this vital therapy.

Aug 20th, 2020
Vascular Services and COVID-19: What You Should Know

We take your health very seriously here at Frontier Medical Care and are taking extra measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Find out what we’re doing to help protect our patients, staff, and community from this virus.

Jul 29th, 2020
Understanding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

An abdominal aortic aneurysm becomes life-threatening if it ruptures. Timely treatment can prevent a rupture. Understanding your risk factors and the symptoms to watch for can help you avoid a rupture. Learn more from a vascular specialist.

May 6th, 2020
Leg Pain Could be a Sign of a Vascular Issue

You’ve probably heard that clogged arteries can cause problems for your heart. But did you know that plaque buildup in your arteries can also affect blood flow in your legs? Find out what leg pain might mean for your vascular health.

Apr 18th, 2020
4 Tips to Speed Your Recovery After Vascular Surgery

From eliminating varicose veins to clearing arteries clogged by plaque, vascular surgery can address a wide variety of conditions that affect the health of your blood vessels. Learn how to help ensure a speedy recovery after your procedure.

Mar 17th, 2020
What Causes Varicose Veins?

Are you wondering if you’ll develop varicose veins like your mom? Or do you already wear long pants year-round to hide those bluish, bulgy veins popping up on your thighs and calves? Find out what causes varicose veins and what you can do about them.

Feb 27th, 2020
5 Tips to Help Prevent Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease affects millions of people around the world. This condition, which affects blood flow in the arteries, can lead to cramping, leg weakness, and even amputation. Read on to learn how you can prevent getting this disease.

Jan 1st, 2020
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Angioplasty?

Each year, one million Americans undergo angioplasty. But what is this life-saving procedure, and what can you expect from it? Keep reading to learn how this 40-year-old procedure can prevent heart attacks with little downtime.

Dec 1st, 2019
What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Having beautiful skin is an important part of feeling attractive. Spider veins leave ugly red or blue marks that show through your skin and can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Learn the best way to get rid of spider veins!

Nov 14th, 2019