Dr. Jeff and Kari Schoonover: A Team Devoted to Making a Difference
Jeff Schoonover grew up in Blissfield, Michigan, where kids rode their bicycles everywhere and were raised with a strong appreciation for community. When he went to high school, he got a job at the local pharmacy delivering prescriptions. Sometimes, he rode his bicycle to deliver the medicine.
“Every time I delivered a prescription, I could see in a small way that my job made a difference and how much it meant to the people who were sick or just needed the scripts to maintain their health. It was a good feeling to be able to help families,” he said. From that time on, Jeff Schoonover knew that helping others was what he wanted to do. When he went to a Lutheran youth conference, he met a girl named Kari. She was from Chicago. They would become pen pals all through high school, attend college together and later, partners for life.
From the very beginning, as he studied to become a doctor and she majored in business, they had a goal of working together.
“I knew how important the business side of a doctor’s office was so I concentrated my studies in the fields of business administration and marketing,” Kari said. “As it turns out, our interests have complimented our careers as a couple,” she adds with an easy smile.
The opening of Indiana Vein Specialists located at 11876 Olio Road (Fishers, Indiana) in October of 2011 speaks to Jeff and Kari’s dedication and dream of making a difference in people’s lives. It is estimated that there are more than 80 million men and women who suffer from some form of venous disorder. Heredity is the number one contributing factor that causes varicose and spider veins and, since most veins lie deep beneath the skin’s surface, vein disorders are not always visible to the naked eye.
Indiana Vein Specialists offer multiple state-of-the-art solutions to people who suffer from vein problems. Veins that cause leg pain, swelling, recurrent superficial blood clots, bleeding or ulceration are prime candidates for treatment. Veins that cause other symptoms such as aching, heaviness and fatigue or that are cosmetically unappealing, may also benefit from treatment. There are two general treatment options: conservative measures such as compression stockings, leg elevation, analgesics and corrective measures such as endovenous thermal ablation, chemical ablation, sclerotherapy and surface laser treatment.
In many cases, a combination of treatment methods works better and the sooner these symptoms are addressed the better.
About Dr. Jeff and his team:
Prior to starting Indiana Vein Specialists, Dr. Jeff practiced vein disease treatment at one of the largest vein clinics in the nation and served as a regional medical director. Before then, he practiced family medicine in Yorktown, Indiana and is board certified in family practice. He also served as a physician for 4 years in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Major.
The highly trained staff at Indiana Vein Specialists include: Natalie Gilman, Practice Administrator, Maggie Haley, RN, Nurse Sclerotherapist, Nathan Watson, Vascular Ultrasound Technologist and Diana Clauson, Scheduling Coordinator. This team shares the Schoonover’s vision of creating a medical practice dedicated to presenting a welcoming atmosphere and skilled patient care.
Jeff and Kari reside in Hamilton County with their two sons, ages 12 and 6. They are an active family and enjoy participating in triathlons as a relay team together. You may often find them on the lacrosse fields, at the pool or biking on the Monon.
When you visit Indiana Vein Specialists, take notice of the beautiful framed pictures dotted throughout the tastefully furnished office suite. Both Jeff and Kari, as well as their oldest son, are amateur photographers, and their 6-year-old is a budding artist. The entire family contributed to the office décor. This truly is a talented family that works together to create just the right kind of a welcoming patient atmosphere in ever so many ways!
For more information on the medical services of the Indiana Vein Specialists, please visit www.indyveins.com or call for a personal consultation at (317) 348.3023. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No referrals are necessary.