Dr. Tonie Reincke is the interventional radiologist at the Sugarland, TX branch of Metro Vein Centers. She has a passion for treating varicose veins at their source and for making patients comfortable.
This exceptional patient care shows, as is evident by the awards she has received since she began her practice. Her patients voted her the 2017 Best of Vein Doctor in Fort Bend, which was awarded by Living Magazine. For 2017 and 2018, Living Magazine also named this doctor Top Doc for Fort Bend County.
Dr. Reincke received her registered nurse undergraduate degree from Indiana University. She became a physician assistant at Saint Francis University. She finished medical school at Wayne State University, where she was awarded an Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Reincke finished her radiology residency at the Detroit Medical Center. She also completed an accredited interventional radiology fellowship there.
During her 10-year practice, she has performed thousands of venous procedures and has trained many other doctors how to perform them.
Metro Vein Centers – Sugarland, TX
The Sugarland, TX branch, where Dr. Reincke practices, is one of several branches of MVC that exist in the region. In addition to Texas, these centers are located in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.
This regional leader in venous treatment has performed more than 25,000 successful procedures, getting rid of spider veins, varicose veins and other venous problems with a 99% success rate.
All MVC doctors are members of a prestigious vein doctor/specialist society called the American College of Phlebology. They are also recognized by the American Medical Association as experts in their field who use cutting-edge techniques.
The in-office procedures these doctors perform in the vein centers include ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to clear small varicose veins and spider veins. MVC doctors also perform both endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat larger varicose veins at their source.
Several factors elevate the risk of developing varicose veins, and many of them cannot be helped.
For instance, vein valves wear out with age, allowing some blood to flow backward instead of flowing into the heart.
If you are female, hormones may relax vein walls, especially if you take birth control pills. Additionally, the extra blood flowing through a woman’s body during pregnancy may permanently increase the size of the veins in the legs.
Family history could factor in as well.
How to Decrease the Risk Factor for Varicose Veins
Increasing your circulation in various ways, including diet, will help to prevent you from having vein trouble in the future. It will also make you more comfortable if you already have trouble with your veins.
- Get Going – Get some exercise to increase blood flow.
- Lose Weight – Obesity and water weight gain put pressure on veins. Lose the weight however you may, but you should also add fiber and take in less salt.
- Mix up Your Position – Don’t sit or stand too long, too often. The nature of our jobs, however, may dictate that we remain sitting or standing until break time.
- Avoid Tight Hosiery and High Heels – These circulation-stopping contraptions have tortured women for too long.
- Kick Your Feet Up – Help that blood flow up to your heart.
- Eat Rutin – Eat foods and herbs that are high in Rutin. These include rosemary, ginger, beets, asparagus, avocados, and watercress.