Vascular Medicine

Turn to the vascular medicine experts at Essentia Health for help preventing, detecting, and treating conditions that affect your circulatory system. When you work with our specialists, we’ll help you understand your choices and create a treatment plan that works for you.

What's a Vascular Medicine Specialist?

A vascular medicine specialist is an internal medicine physician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems involving the circulatory system outside of the heart.

When to See a Vascular Medicine Specialist

You should see a vascular medicine specialist if you have a condition that affects your circulatory system. Your symptoms will depend on the type of vascular disease you have but may include:

  • Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication)
  • Leg numbness or weakness
  • Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side
  • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won't heal
  • A change in the color of your legs
  • Hair loss or slower hair growth on your feet and legs
  • Slower growth of your toenails
  • Shiny skin on your legs
  • No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Nonsurgical Vascular Care

Many people are able to regain and maintain healthy blood flow with nonsurgical treatments including:

  • Health education
  • Medications
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Supervised and monitored exercise
  • Stress management
  • Quitting tobacco if you smoke

Vascular Surgery

You and your doctor may determine that surgery is the best option to treat your condition. Learn more about vascular surgery at Essentia.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.