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Vein Screening

We offer free vein screening to all patients. This is ideal for patients who are experiencing the symptoms of varicose veins, such as tired, achy, sore, or swollen legs but are unsure if varicose veins are the cause. During this visit, our ultrasound technologist will assess both legs for backflow in the veins. If indicated based on your findings, we would help you schedule a new vein patient appointment.

Vein Screening Q & A

A new patient visit that includes an ultrasound to assess for varicose veins can cost up to $600. This recent patient visit is covered under most insurance plans. Patients with high deductibles who are unsure if they have varicose veins are ideal candidates for vein screening. Vein screening, as the name implies, is a screening to see if the patient has varicose veins. Vein screening results help patients decide if they want to be seen as new patients for possible treatment. Such treatment would improve the symptoms of varicose veins.  That new recent patient visit will be billed to insurance, and the patient will be responsible for the copays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs based on their particular plan.

The following is the difference between free screening and new patient visits:

  • A new patient visit is billed to pat client’s insurance company, and the patient would be responsible for copays and deductions. Tables.
  • During a new patient visit, we devise a treatment plan, discuss it with the patient and send it to the insurance company for approval.
  • In a vein screening appointment, we are able to can screen the patient for varicose veins. Positive screening means a person has varicose veins. Patients with a positive screening of varicose veins can schedule a new patient appointment.
  • In a free screening appointment, we don’t provide the patient with n assessment or treatment plan.

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, Edina, and Woodbury, 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, Edina, and Woodbury, 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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Margaret Faust, PA-C

Margaret Faust, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant currently providing top-tier care for patients at Afzal Clinics in Fridley, Edina, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

With broad medical experience in diagnostic procedures, various treatments, and surgical assistance, Margaret now brings her impressive skills to patients seeking vein treatments and aesthetic injectables at Afzal Clinics.

Margaret attended the University of Minnesota (UMD) in Duluth, Minnesota, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2014. She later continued her education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, Florida. There, she earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Before becoming a certified physician assistant, Margaret spent time in patient care attendant (PCA) and certified nurse assistant (CNA) positions. She developed her passion for caring for patients in these roles and continues to enjoy attending to her patients today at Afzal Clinics.

In her current position as a certified physician assistant, Margaret independently assesses patients. She also specializes in varicose vein treatments as well as aesthetic injections such as Sculptra®, Kybella®, and Juvéderm®.

Margaret currently sees new and returning patients with a results-based approach. To schedule an appointment, give Afzal Clinics a call or book 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, Edina, and Woodbury, 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

Woodbury Office

755 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 104
Woodbury, MN 55125

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
612-682-5815