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Meet the Staff

An Experienced Team

The Phlebologists at the Ashton Vein Center in Palm Beach, FL offer the most comprehensive vein care methods and procedures available anywhere. The entire staff is active in the American College of Phlebology and enthusiastically participates in many teaching and research programs.

Dr. Thomas Ashton MD, FACPhThomas Ashton, Medical Director, MD, FACPh
Thomas Ashton has dedicated his experience as a surgeon exclusively to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of venous disorders and associated aesthetics. Having graduated from Rush University College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, he completed a five year General Surgery training program in 1984. He brings a 20-year extensive experience in all aspects of surgery including trauma, oncology and general abdominal procedures.

Dr. Ashton has functioned as Medical Director, Chief of Surgery, and continues to serve the American College of Phlebology as a valued facility member. He has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American College of Phlebology, a distinction that only a select few physicans worldwide hold. Dr. Ashton continues to be one of the most experienced Surgeons in the nation with the EVLT procedure. Dr. Ashton has also been awarded Diplomate (Board Certified) status within the American Board of Phlebology.

Since 1997, he has practiced Phlebology and Aesthetics exclusively. Dr. Ashton continues to be one of the most experienced Surgeons in the nation with the EVLT procedure. As a General Surgeon, he achieves the best possible cosmetic and functional results, utilizing a totally comprehensive approach that is unmatched in the field.

Thousands of people every year consider getting treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. In the past, this has required either the painful vein stripping operation or a series of injections into the vein, called sclerotherapy. In the late 1980′s and early 1990′s sclerotherapy was often covered by insurance. Since then, the medical community has realized that in up to 85% of the cases, the varicose veins have reoccurred with a vengeance.

Dr. Ashton has refined and elevated the approach to include the latest “High Tech” minimally invasive, FDA approved treatment methods. He features treatment and diagnostic procedures such as:

  • Duplex Ultrasound vein mapping (scanning) for diagnosis and documentation of the venous disease.
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Microsurgical Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Cosmetic Sclerotherapy
  • Compression and Surgical treatment of venous ulcer.

Susan Collins, Registered Nurse and Administrator
Susan CollinsHaving graduated with honors from upstate New York, her expertise is in the study and treatment of Phlebology. Susan is one of the most highly trained nurse phlebologists in the nation. She maintains the highest quality of patient care. Treatments are administered with expert skill combined with a true sense of compassion with emphasis on the needs and concerns of each and every patient. For the past 20 years, Susan has been treating varicose and spider veins. She is knowledgeable in the newest state-of-the art procedures available for treating any venous condition.

Formerly of the Guylaine Lanctot Cliniques, she practiced and trained many physicians and nurses in the field of Phlebology. Her extensive knowledge of venous disease ranks her among the top professionals in this field!


Mindy Logue, R.N.
Kim Reiner, Registered Vascular Technician
Susan Picone, Office Manager
Josie Perry, Patient Care Coordinator