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I'm confused. You say I need veins to carry my blood back to my heart, but now you want to close and get rid of these veins. How’s my blood going to get back to my heart?

Meet Dr. Smith



Veincare of NC Dr. Jane Smith  As the daughter of a physician and a stay-at-home mother in New Haven, CT, care,
compassion and empathy were ingrained in me at an early age. In fact, when I was 8, I already knew I wanted to be a doctor.

​I spent my college years at Princeton University where I studied Psychology and swam on the swim team.  After completing medical school at the Univeristy of Cincinnati, I became a proud Tar Heel in 1981, when I came to the University of North Carolina for a residency in Internal Medicine. During my training, I received the "I Care" Award (given to the most caring senior resident) as well as the Outstanding Teaching Resident Award—spotlighting qualities that, more than 30 years later, we focus on as we care for VeinCare patients each day.

After completing training in 1984, I served at the WakeMed Medical Clinic in Raleigh, NC, caring for indigent patients in a primary care setting. Two years later, I joined a private practice, Raleigh Internal Medicine, which became Cardinal Healthcare, a large, multidisciplinary group, where I dedicated the next 13 years to providing high-quality primary care in a practice of more than 5,000 patients.

I loved the diversity of Internal Medicine, and treasured the relationships I developed with my patients and the opportunity to see them grow through the various stages of their lives. When insurance companies began to dictate the time I could spent with my patients, I felt I could no longer provide the quality of care I promised them. So, in 1999, I resigned from private practice in Internal Medicine.

Soon thereafter, I was given a new opportunity to help with a new vein clinic in Raleigh, NC, for Vein Clinics of America, a national organization devoted solely to the practice of vein disease. I wanted to work with VCA because of their superior training program and their cutting-edge approach to the investigation and treatment of vein disease, and approached this new field with energy, enthusiasm, and passion. What began as a temporary position grew into a new passion and career path for me.

In the summer of 2003, I realized my dream—opening my own private practice. I promise to give excellent care to people with all types of vein problems, while providing the extra TLC that's so lacking in the world of medicine. I've worked hard to develop VeinCare, a non-surgical treatment center focusing on spider veins, varicose veins and other vein conditions. But, more importantly, we've developed a team that's committed to treating each patient as a special person with a unique problem.

Away from the office, I'm the proud mother of four children, as well as two dogs and two cats. As a single mom, I understand that the ideal world is not the same as the real world—in all areas of life, including vein treatment. My goal is to first get to know you, then customize treatment to you as an individual, while never sacrificing the quality of care I provide.

It's a true blessing to be in a profession in which I can use my God-given talents to help others, and I hope to see you soon.