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Our Philosophy

At Citrin Cardiology, P.C., our patients are the heart of our practice.  With over 20 years of clinical experience in the Mobile area, Dr. Ben Citrin is uniquely qualified to offer a high quality of care for a variety of cardiovascular needs.

Our new, more intimate location is conveniently located on the first floor of the C building in the Providence Medical Office Plaza with easy access to the hospital.

Patients will benefit from a unique combination of innovative services and equipment in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.  We pride ourselves on same day evaluation and our professional staff members are happy to assist you with your medication and other health care needs.

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is caused by malfunctioning valves in the superficial veins of the legs.  This condition can lead to the common symptoms of heaviness and pain after standing for a long time, swelling, and progressive discomfort.  In severe cases, venous ulcers can occur.  We use noninvasive ultrasound to evaluate the veins in your legs to assess if they are “refluxing”, which indicates malfunctioning valves.  If you are diagnosed with venous insufficiency, we will recommend compression stockings, elevation, and exercise.  Should you continue to have symptoms after trying these noninvasive measures, we may recommend venous intervention to improve your quality of life.  We will then begin the approval process to obtain an authorization for your procedure.

 

Symptoms associated with Venous Insufficiency: 

  • Aching
  • Restless legs
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Throbbing
  • Large, bulging, rope- like appearance
  • Discoloration