Meet the Staff
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.
“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!”
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.”
Manny is a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) and registered vascular technologist (RVT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the main accreditation organization for sonographers.
Manny’s role is to produce vein mappings that help the physician create a treatment plan and to provide ultrasound guidance for ablations and sclerotherapy. When working with patients, he listens closely to where their sources of discomfort are so he can perform a better vein mapping, which will result in a better outcome. He also tries to connect with patients and get to know them a bit more on a personal level, making for a more comfortable and less intimidating visit.
Prior to VHC, he worked as a Cardiovascular and Vein Lab Technical Director for 10 years. His background includes providing an array of diagnostic imaging tests, including stress testing, echocardiography, and general vascular and vein specialized procedures.
“Knowing that I make a difference in a patient’s health is very rewarding. I have seen patients that have chronic leg swelling, heavy legs with achiness, and even ulcerations. Providing the guidance required to treat the patient is rewarding since I have assisted in the patient’s overall treatment and quality of life.”
Brad is a Vascular Ultrasound Technician who provides vein mapping at the Vein Healthcare Center, as well as assisting on vein ablation and sclerotherapy procedures. Prior to joining the practice, Brad spent three years as an Ultrasonographer at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and seven years as a Vascular Technologist at MMP MaineHealth Cardiology in Scarborough.
Brad does his best to make patients as comfortable as possible, treating each person as though they are a member of his own family. He talks to patients and helps them understand why the ultrasound is necessary for vein care and explains the ultrasound mapping process and how veins and venous blood flow work.
“I especially like seeing a patient from start to finish to see how we helped alleviate their symptoms and vein issues.”
Sarah joined VHC in 2013 as a Medical Assistant after graduating from University of New England with a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Biology. In her role as Office Manager, Sarah plans the practice schedule, handles insurance authorizations, and answers any questions patients may have about their coverage.
Sarah is integral to the practice, ensuring that the staff has what they need to function at their highest level so that patients have an exceptional experience at the Vein Healthcare Center.
“Before VHC I didn’t know that there were so many people with varicose veins or that there were manageable options for treatment. I like that patients come in because they want to do something to improve their health and that they often get treatment before it becomes a bigger issue.”
Mallory is usually the first person our patients see at our reception area or talk to on the phone. She schedules new patients and assists them with paperwork, as well as answers questions about insurance or compression. (She also makes sure that our plants are as healthy as our former patients!)
Mallory strives to have as much knowledge about all the aspects of the care that VHC provides, so that as their first and last point of contact, she can reassure patients and alleviate any concerns.
“I like to make sure that all patients leave my desk with no worries and that they are happy and satisfied with their overall experience here.”
Before joining VHC, Meghan was a Veterinary Assistant at a veterinarian’s office specializing in surgery and a Veterinary Technician at a mobile clinic specializing in routine care and dental care. In addition, she is a nationally certified phlebotomist.
Meghan takes patient’s vital signs and prepares them to see the providers. She also provides administrative support. Her goal each day is to give every patient a warm welcome and make them feel safe, relaxed, and respected.
“Working with such a competent and incredible group of people, makes our days here very fun and rewarding. But the best part is seeing how vein treatments make patients feel relief from their physical discomforts and feel more comfortable in their own skin.”
Hayley graduated from Saint Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2018. She is also a Registered Nursing Assistant and, prior to joining VHC, worked in a variety of clinical settings, including the Maine Medical Center/Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Gorham House, Scarborough Surgery Center, and Maine General Health (Long Term Care and Rehabilitation).
As Medical Assistant, Hayley help patients prepare for their appointments, prepares rooms, assists with procedures, and provides administrative support. She believes that her most important job is to make sure that the patient is comfortable.
“I love seeing our patients’ progress throughout their time here – from their first visit to their last. Knowing that we can help our patients feel mentally and physically better is the best part of being here.”