Dr. Christopher Meyer MD, FACS, RVT
Dr. Christopher Meyer is a graduate (Summa Cum Laude) of the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Meyer completed his surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, and moved to Central Florida in 2004, where he has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care in General and Vascular Surgery. During his training in Vascular Surgery, Dr. Meyer realized that patients with venous disease were being ignored by the medical community. Although patients suffered from pain related to varicose veins and venous disease, they were told that its treatment was merely cosmetic, and not a medical issue. As a result, Dr. Meyer started Florida Vein Care Specialists in order to service the vascular health needs of patients in Florida. Dr. Meyer is dedicated to the care and cure of venous disease ranging from varicose veins, chronic swelling, venous ulcers, and spider veins. To cure these conditions, he uses cutting edge, minimally invasive medical procedures. These include Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), Phlebectomies (vein removal), Sclerotherapy, and the VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System. Dr. Meyer is also the founder of the Vein Academy that trains physicians from all over the world on both the EVLT and Radio Frequency procedures for varicose veins. The Vein Academy is located in Winter Park, Florida. See www.Vein-Academy.com. At South Jacksonville Vein Care Specialists, we are prepared to go the distance to help you feel and look your best!
Mark Matey DPM
Dr Mark A Matey is a graduate of Youngstown State University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Matey left Northeast Ohio for good and spent the next three years in a well respected surgical residency in Miami, FL. The residency program served those who served us best in South Florida. During his time at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dr Matey recognized that his calling was to be in wound care. Shortly after Dr Matey settled in Jacksonville he was approached by Baptist Medical Center to help open it's new Wound Institute, the first to offer hyperbaric in Northeast Florida. Dr Matey was fortunate to have a chance to utilize a vast array of biologic and technical advancements during this time. However, there was one that stood alone in its profound and lasting effects, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation changed lives. Dr Matey has been changing lives for the better for the last ten years with his treatment of venous disease. This is why Dr Matey entered the medical field and why he has been a pioneer of sorts within his specialty. He has a wealth of experience treating venous disease with effective surgical and non surgical treatments..
"Changed my life! I went in with a leg that looked like two purple wobbly watermelons stuck on top of the blue water balloon that was my ankle, all balanced on the slab of liver my foot resembled. My foot was so bad my toenails had stopped growing and it ballooned over the top of shoes, when I could fit it in one at all. Ten years of trekking around other doctors who shook their heads and said nothing could be done. My pain was so bad I could barely haul around the grocery store or limp into his office.
Dr Matey doesn't spend his time glued to his computer screen. He LISTENED. He poked, prodded, had his wonderful staff spend ages on my leg with the ultrasound. Got on the machine himself. Then he began, one vein at a time. Patiently. Explaining everything as he went and what he needed me to do to help it heal. The kind of partnership you wish you got from every doctor and office staff. It took him several years, because damage like mine is no quick fix and my veins looked like tangled and knotted spaghetti.
Today I have matching legs. My "bad" foot fits easily in shoes (no wobbles flowing over the tops and sides). I can WALK, not drag the bad leg behind me or have to prop it up on something every time I sit down. My legs match! I call him Dr. Miracle because he handed me one. There aren't enough stars for this doctor and his office."
- Beth Irwin 2/12/18