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Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, DO, FAVLS - Founder


Cynthia Asbjornsen

Dr. Asbjornsen is a nationally recognized vein specialist, a member of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society, and a board-certified Phlebologist. She is the only doctor in Maine to be named a Fellow by the American Vein & Lymphatic Society, a distinction held by only 52 other phlebologists in the country.

Additionally, Dr. Asbjornsen is a board-certified Family Practice physician. She completed her Family Practice residency at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Dr. Asbjornsen is also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Medicine and Surgical Lasers, and the Maine Osteopathic Association.

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“I am committed to helping the public and medical professionals to better understand vein health so that we can improve the quality of patients’ lives!”

Dr. Sophia Adams, DO


Dr. Sophia Adams, DO

Dr. Adams joined VHC after completing her Family Medicine resident training, which included rotations with Dr. Asbjornsen. During residency she also she trained with the vascular surgery department at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Adams graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Internship at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine. Dr. Adams is in the process of becoming board certified in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.

Dr. Adams sees patients for venous disorder consultation and performs non-invasive venous procedures such as endovenous laser ablations. She spends as much time as a patient needs to fully understand their venous disease and go through the options for moving towards venous health.


“Patients after treatment often tell me that they’re able to work, play, and spend time with their kids or grandkids without experiencing pain. I am lucky to be a part of the healing journey for so many who are burdened with venous disease.”

Alison Scheib, PA-C – Physician Assistant


Alison Scheib

Ali worked in Primary Care for 15 years before joining the Vein Healthcare Center in 2015. She performs most of the sclerotherapy procedures at the practice and sees patients for post-operative visits and general follow-up appointments.

Ali explains to patients what procedures will be performed and why and what they can expect afterward. She understands that procedures and injections can be scary for some patients, so she takes her time to listen to patients and address their concerns.


“I love listening to the stories from patients about how vein treatment has improved every aspect of their lives – more energy, less pain, and increased confidence in how their legs look and feel.”

Daphne Braden, MSN, FNP-C – Nurse Practitioner


Daphne Braden

Daphne joined the Vein Healthcare Center after four years of experience in community health and primary care with a special focus in women’s health. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston.

As a Nurse Practitioner at VHC, Daphne meets with new patients to review their medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss their health goals. She also performs sclerotherapy and conducts post-operative visits with patients.

Daphne acknowledges that many people can feel nervous about vein care, so she tries to be a calming presence to put patients at ease.


“Our practice provides a unique opportunity to offer both physical and emotional comfort, in many cases resolving physical or emotional pain that may have gone on for years.”