Vascular Care

At Northern Light Vascular Care, our highly skilled and experienced physicians offer consultations and treatments of arteries, veins, and poor circulation. Learn more about the vascular conditions we treat.

GettyImages-580504087-(2).jpgVaricose veins

  • Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins, which can happen anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the legs. Signs and symptoms of varicose veins may be that your legs feeling heavy, achy, burning, throbbing, swollen, or cramping. Itching or changes in skin color around the varicose vein may occur. You may experience pain when after sitting or if you have been standing for a while.

  • ​​Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is an in-office procedure that eases the common symptoms of varicose veins.
  • We offer consultations at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. The Radio Frequency Ablation procedure is performed at Sebasticook Valley Hospital.

  • Treatment of varicose veins is covered by most insurances, please call us at 207-861-8030 to learn more or ask for a referral from your primary care provider.

Poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood

  • Signs and symptoms of poor circulation include pale or bluish skin, pain, tingling, numbness, muscle cramps, cold fingers and toes, swelling, and skin changes


  • Cyanosis is bluish color in skin, lips, and nail beds due to low oxygen levels.


  • Phlebitis means inflammation of the vein. Signs and symptoms of phlebitis are swelling, redness, itchy skin around the vein, throbbing, skin may feel warm and tender, visible red “streaking” on the skin along the vein, bulging vein, feeling a rope or cord-like structure through the skin, and pain.

Temporal artery biopsies

  • This is a procedure using local anesthetic to remove a small section of the temporal artery to test for inflammation. Signs and symptoms of temporal arteritis are severe and frequent headaches; vision issues; pain in jaw when eating or talking; temple pain and tenderness.


  • Ischemia is a restriction in blood supply to any tissues, muscle group, or organ causing a shortage of oxygen, which can result in damaged or dysfunction to tissue. Signs and symptoms may vary depending on the location of the ischemia within the body, but generally include chest pain; heaviness in chest; shortness of breath; fatigue; nausea and/or vomiting; fast heartbeat; sweating or clamminess; pain in neck, jaw, or arm; changes in blood pressure; sensory loss; fainting; sudden numbness of the face, arm or leg; and pain.

​Venous insufficiency

  • A condition where the veins in the legs have a problem sending blood back to the heart.


  • Edema is swelling in your tissues due to fluid retention.

Carotid artery disease

  • Carotid artery disease occurs when narrowing or blockage occurs in your carotid arteries. 

Peripheral vascular disease

  • Peripheral vascular disease is a blood circulation disorder. 


  • Claudication is pain deep in your muscle when you are active due to a lack of oxygen and is relieved by rest. 

Raynaud's Syndrome

  • Raynaud's Syndrome occurs when blood vessels narrow due to cold temperatures or stress, typically in the extremities, like fingers and toes. 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

  • An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when an area of the aorta becomes enlarged, swells, or bulges.