Fort Collins General Surgeon Commits to Keeping Preliminary Screenings in 2013 for His Patients Despite Rising Healthcare Costs

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In 2011 medical bills were the number one expense burdening American homes, and despite healthcare reform, this remained the case again in 2012. Dr. Steven Kaufman of Fort Collins, CO understands this burden and that is why in 2013 he will continue to provide a central cost-saving service to his patients—free preliminary screenings.

Dr. Steven Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.

In recent years, the cost of healthcare has become one of the top concerns across America and understandably so. In 2011, the Business Insider published an article about the debilitating effects of medical expenses to the average American, citing that "medical bills are the root cause behind more than 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies in the United States each year." In 2012, medical bills were still the number one cause of bankruptcy according to, the, and Dr. Steven Kaufman, owner and general surgeon of Total Vein Care knows how expensive medical care can be and that is why he strongly recommends preliminary screenings as a form of preventative medicine to keep costs low for his patients.

“Giving Life Back” is the lifeblood of Dr. Kaufman and his staff at Total Vein Care and they see initial screenings as a vital part of doing so with their patients. Preliminary screenings are free and give patients the opportunity to learn about potential health problems and hopefully catch them at early onset, thereby preventing the advancement of the issue and long term treatment costs. During a screening, Dr. Kaufman will answer any and all questions you might have and only recommend treatment that is absolutely necessary if it is even necessary at all.

"I (Dr. Kaufman) know medical treatment is expensive, but the best way to be pro-active about managing those expenses is by getting a preliminary screening so you can know if you need to receive treatment before your condition worsens and becomes more expensive to treat." Medical facilities across the country are in the midst of making hard decisions about whether they can afford to offer free preliminary screenings or not, but Total Vein Care has made their stance. "Preliminary screenings are too important to providing patient-centered care and we won't give them up regardless of expense increases" says Dr. Kaufman.

Dr. Kaufman is the founder of Total Vein Care, which is located at 1136 E Stuart Street, Suite 4102 Fort Collins, CO 80525. Dr. Kaufman can be contacted at 970-498-8346. Although Total Vein Care is based in Fort Collins, they are committed to treating patients all over Colorado and beyond. If you are interested in a preliminary screening or learning more about Total Vein Care, contact Paula Figgs or visit

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