Vein Program

At Waco Cardiology Associates, our top priority is to keep you healthy. Our experienced and dedicated team of experts treats all aspects of cardiovascular disease including venous disease, peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease. No other medical practice in Waco possesses the experience and cutting edge technology to properly diagnose and care for patients with vascular health concerns.

Do you experience any of the following signs and symptoms in your legs and ankles?

  • Leg pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • “Heavy” feeling in legs
  • Leg or ankle swelling, especially at the end of the day
  • Visible varicose or spider veins
  • Skin discoloration or texture changes, such as above the inner ankle
  • Open wounds or sores, such as above the inner ankle
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Venous disease generally originates in your legs in the form of varicose veins or leg cramping and leg swelling. Many people attribute the cause of varicose veins to heredity or to their line of work. Both can be right. Sometimes venous disease can be familial while, oftentimes, people who stand up all day—doctors, restaurant workers, teachers and barbers—develop varicose veins over the course of their lives. At Waco Cardiology, we understand that these concerns are more than merely cosmetic.

Patient Risk Factors

  • Has anyone in your blood-related family had varicose veins or been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux?
  • Have you had any treatments or procedures for vein problems?
  • Do you stand for long periods of time, such as at work?
  • Do you frequently engage in heavy lifting?
  • Have you ever been pregnant?

Why trust a cardiologist with your legs?

One good reason: You could be at risk for superficial venous reflux disease or peripheral vascular disease. What does that mean? If left untreated, both conditions only worsen. Many patients with symptoms in their legs may not even realize they’re at risk for a more serious problem—underlying heart disease when blood flows in the wrong direction, or reflux, or from blood pooling inside the legs. At Waco Cardiology’s Vein Clinic, we can help.


Charles A. Shoultz, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Charles A. Shoultz, III, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Rodney A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.C.
William R. Pitts, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Donald S. (Buck) Cross, M.D., F.A.C.C. • Andrew K. Day, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Sherwin F. Attai, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Shawn J. Skeen, M.D. F.A.C.C.   •   Harvey R. Chen, M.D. F.A.C.C.
Adam M. Falcone, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Brian C. Barnett, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Diplomates, American Board of Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology