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New Vein Patient

Scheduling a New Vein Patient visit is the first step in the treatment process. At this visit, we will complete a medical history, physical exam, and ultrasound of both legs. From here, the patient will meet same day with one of our providers where we will create a treatment plan that is specific to the patient’s exam findings and concerns.

New Vein Patient Q & A

Your New Vein Patient visit is very similar to visiting your primary care provider. You will be asked to complete paperwork when you come in, and we will collect your insurance information. This New Vein Patient visit will be billed through your insurance company.

During your New Vein Patient visit, we will review your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. We will perform an ultrasound exam to assess the veins in your legs. Based on the findings of this ultrasound exam, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Our insurance specialist will communicate with your insurance company before treatment to ensure you are in-network.

We will discuss these findings with you, potential treatments available, and their positive impact on your health and well-being. Once we have a treatment plan, our insurance specialist will send and communicate with your insurance company to receive prior authorization to ensure that your benefits cover the treatment.

Costs: The patient will be responsible for co-pays, deductibles, or co-insurance. We have an insurance specialist to help our patients. If you have any concerns regarding insurance coverage, such as high deductible plans, cost-sharing, or if we are in-network, please contact us directly.

Our Providers


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Dr. Kamran Afzal, MD

Kamran Afzal, MD, brings an impressive body of experience to his leadership role at Afzal Clinics. Over the years, Dr. Afzal has helped thousands of patients in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota, find relief from troubling vein disorders.

Education has always shaped Dr. Afzal’s life. He began his studies in Pakistan at Aga Khan University (AKU), completing his medical degree in 1997. He moved to the United States to pursue his education and went on to complete a residency at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile.

Dr. Afzal remains connected to education through his role as a trainer for Medtronic®, the company that manufactures VNUS® and VenaSeal®. He’s proud to play a part in training the next generation of medical professionals.

Caring and compassionate health care is a central focus for Dr. Afzal. He strives to treat each patient as a unique individual and makes every effort to get to know the people who entrust him with their care.

Giving back is also a priority for Dr. Afzal. He’s completed extensive mission work in Guadalajara and Honduras over the years, with more than 10 trips under his belt. He continues to seek out opportunities to help others.

Medical aesthetics is another area of specialty for Dr. Afzal. He provides the MINT® thread lift technique in addition to SkinPen microneedling and the ZO 3-Step Peel®.

Booking a visit with Dr. Afzal takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay beginning your path toward healthier veins and outstanding skin care.
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Kristen Winter, PA-C

Kristen Winter, PA-C, is a physician assistant, providing care management services at Afzal Clinics in Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota. She excels in positions that allow her to care for others and has spent time outside her education and career volunteering her skills in Iquitos, Peru.

Before starting her career as a certified physician assistant, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor at the University of Minnesota (UMD) in Duluth, Minnesota. She then attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she graduated with honors with her master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Kristen obtained work experience as a certified nurse assistant and as a personal care attendant before taking on her current position as a certified physician assistant. She has a background in working with elderly populations and post-surgical patients as well as experience with assisting in upper extremity orthopedic surgery.

In her current position at Afzal Clinics, Kristen specializes in aesthetic injections at Afzal Clinics such as Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, and Kybella® as well as cosmetic treatment for varicose veins. She independently assesses her patients who trust her for her honesty and compassion while meeting their health and wellness needs.

Kristen currently invites new and returning patients to Afzal Clinics for vein care and injections. Schedule an appointment with a phone call or online today.
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Reema Patel, FNP-C

Reema Patel, FNP-C, is a certified Nurse Practitioner who brings a unique approach to Afzal Clinics with her background in nursing. She is proud to serve patients throughout Fridley, and Edina, Minnesota. 

Reema was born and raised in California, where she attended UC Irvine and received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Reema then moved to Kentucky and obtained her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Louisville, KY. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and became a certified Nurse Practitioner.

Reema’s extensive medical background has been caring for patients in critical care. She has been a nurse for nine years with over a year of experience in aesthetics. Reema’s caring and personable demeanor allows her to build long-term, trusting relationships with her patients. Her approach to every appointment is to help her patients feel comfortable and safe.

In her current position at Afzal Clinics, Reema specializes in neurotoxins, Botox and Dysport, as well as cosmetic consults. She is also a provider for vein patients.

Reema is currently seeing new and returning patients at the Edina location. Schedule an appointment online or by calling our office.
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Location

Fridley Office

7362 University Ave NE, Suite 201
Fridley, MN 55432

Hours Of Operation:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Book Online
612-662-8366

Edina Office

3400 West 66th St., Suite 265
Edina, MN 55435

Hours Of Operation:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Book Online
612-662-8465