Meet our Providers
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.
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.
“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. Vayuvegula (pronounced vye-VAY-gla), MD, MS, FAVLS, DABVLM has been a close colleague of Dr. Asbjornsen’s for almost 15 years. He is Board certified in both Phlebology and Emergency Medicine and has 20 years of experience diagnosing and treating venous disease. Dr. Vayuvegula earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School in 1999 and completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals of Atlanta, Georgia. After residency, Dr. Vayuvegula was invited to train in venous techniques. His interest in vein disease began during his residency when he learned that he had varicose vein disease. He underwent a thermal ablation and immediately experienced a dramatic improvement in his quality of life.
Since becoming certified by the American Venous & Lymphatic Society, Dr. Vayuvegula has performed thousands of thermal ablations and vein procedures. He has been an active member of the American Vein & Lymphatic Society and the American Medical Association since 2005. He became an AVLS Board member in 2018, Secretary in 2020, Treasurer in 2021, and was named President-Elect in 2022 and he most recently was a co-author on two multi-society national guidelines publications on the treatment of venous disorders.
“The thing that I truly enjoy about caring for patients with vein disease is once we treat a patient, we get to watch their progress throughout the treatment phase and then we get to see the final result.”
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 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.”
Robin studied at the University of Southern Maine where she received her Master’s of Science in Nursing. Before joining the team at VHC, she was a Primary Care Provider at a large group family practice in Maine.
Robin meets new patients to review their medical history, perform physical exams, and discuss their concerns and goals particularly as they relate to venous health. She also meets with patients for post-operative visits as well as performing sclerotherapy procedures.
First and foremost, Robin always strives to listen to patients. She believes that biological, social, and psychological histories are all interconnected and essential to understanding patients so that she and the care team can address patients’ concerns and recommend treatments that align with their goals of care.
“While venous insufficiency is a very specific medical condition, its impacts on affected individuals are vast. Every day, I look forward to helping patients realize the benefits of treatment.”