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Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS, is the founder and Medical Director of VeinCare Centers of Tennessee. Dr. Daugherty is a Vascular and General Surgeon who provides non-invasive medical evaluation and minimaly-invasive care for a broad range of venous disorders and disorders causing lower extremity pain, swelling, or tenderness. Dr. Daugherty has provided state-of-the-art care for venous disorders for more than 30 years and has done so in Clarksville, Tennessee for the past 19 years. His patients come from Middle Tennessee and from a number of other states. Dr. Daugherty offers thorough, cost-effective evaluation, experienced medical judgment, and advanced minimally-invasive treatment.

Dr. Daugherty was the first physician in his region to perform many of the minimally-invasive percutaneous (needle stick) procedures to stent arteries and veins for obstruction and to perform endovenous thermal ablation and other minimally-invasive techniques for varicose veins and venous insufficiency. He has operated a non-invasive vascular diagnostic laboratory in his office since 1994 and now employs three Registered Vascular Technologists who are experts in venous evaluation. Since 2008, Dr. Daugherty has limited his practice to evaluation and treatment of venous and related disorders.

Dr. Daugherty offers sophisticated vascular diagnostic testing in the office, foam and liquid sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous thermal ablation for venous insufficiency and medical management for venous thrombosis (clotting). He evaluates and treats venous causes of pelvic pain or pelvic venous congestion with venous stenting and venous occlusion techniques. Dr. Daugherty treats obstructions of abdominal and pelvic veins causing leg pain or swelling or pelvic pain with angioplasty and stenting.

After completing undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University with a Magna Cum Laude honor, Dr. Daugherty received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1979, graduating Cum Laude. He served his internship and residency in Surgery at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas and established a practice of General and Vascular Surgery in 1984. He earned board certification by the American Board of Surgery in 1985 and certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist in 1992. He was one of the first group of diplomates of the American Board of Phlebology in 2008.

Dr. Daugherty serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Phlebology and has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Phlebology Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission—Vein Center Division as it develops accreditation standards for vein centers. He serves on the Phlebology exam committee which developed and continues to review the Registered Phlebology Sonographer certification offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Dr. Daugherty is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and he is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the American Venous Forum, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, and the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of his local medical society. Dr. Daugherty serves on the Carrier Advisory Committee for the Medicare contractor for Tennessee which reviews medical policy proposals.

Dr. Daugherty has served as an advisor to the Curriculum Task Force for the American Board of Phlebology. He is active in teaching other physicians at the local level as well as regularly speaking at national meetings of physicians who treat venous disorders. Dr. Daugherty’s frequent interactions with his colleagues nationally benefit his patients as he learns from others while teaching as well.

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