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Dr. Brian Heeringa in Michigan

Board Certified Surgeon

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Dr. Heeringa is a Board certified General Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He graduated valedictorian from Ross University School of Medicine in 1999 and completed his General Surgery Residency at the MSU/Synergy Medical Education Alliance Campus in Saginaw, Michigan in 2005. During his residency, Dr. Heeringa received awards for Outstanding Junior Resident, Teaching Awards and served as Chief resident during his last year there. Since completing residency, Dr. Heeringa practiced general surgery in Cadillac, Michigan where he was the first physician in that area to offer minimally invasive venous care. Since 2008, he saw an increasing percentage of his practice being dedicated to the treatment of venous disorders and in 2016 he decided to dedicate 100% of his care to the treatment of venous and lymphatic disorders. He therefore started Northern Michigan Vein Specialists with offices in both Traverse City and Cadillac. He is a member of both the American Venous Forum and of the American College of Phlebology.

He is married to his wife Gloria and they reside in Traverse City with their two sons, Jacob and George. Dr. Heeringa enjoys running, cycling and classic cars.


Dr. Heeringa: North Michigan’s Choice for Vein Care

Dr. Heeringa is passionate about vein care.  Traditional medical education devoted very limited time and energy to the venous system outside of DVT and pulmonary embolism and therefore venous disorders are often under or mis-diagnosed.  While venous disorders rarely present with threat of loss of life or limb as arterial disorders can, venous disorders are 10 times more common.  Patients with venous disease are often not getting the treatment they need. Dr. Heeringa continues to seek out additional training so that he is always up to date with the latest techniques and information.  He was one of the first doctors in Northern Michigan to offer minimally invasive techniques such as the non thermal, non tumescent vein ablations.


Dr. Heeringa’s Approach to Care

Brian Heeringa MD dedicates his practice to providing compassionate care for patients with vein problems. Patient outcome and satisfaction are essential to his practice, so Dr. Heeringa always seeks out new surgical innovations that increase effectiveness, comfort and safety. This physician speaks two languages – English and Spanish.

Dr. Heeringa provides the most effective and up-to-date, safest and least invasive care possible for all his patients at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists. He also offers straightforward answers and all the education patients need to make informed decisions.

Make an appointment with Dr. Heeringa today for relief from vein problems today.

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