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O’Fallon, MO 10/10/13… Thomas F. Wright, MD, of Laser Lipo and Vein Center in O’Fallon, MO has been named Top Phlebologist in the Nation by the healthcare resource HealthTap. Dr. Wright was chosen from HealthTap’s network of nationwide physicians for his ongoing medical and patient care expertise.

“I appreciate the opportunity to help patients nationwide understand their symptoms,” says Dr. Wright. “Letting people know how important veins are to staying active and healthy is rewarding. I’m very grateful to HealthTap for the ability to do that, and for this honor.”

Dr. Wright specializes in Phlebology, the medical care of veins. Vein disease is an underappreciated condition which, left untreated, can cause major health problems including open sores and blood clots. Veins are responsible for returning oxygen-depleted blood to the heart, and failure of this part of the body’s circulation presents itself in many forms, including tired, aching legs, visible veins, restless legs at night, and throbbing veins and, later on, skin changes and ulcers.

Dr. Wright’s practice, Laser Lipo and Vein Center in the metropolitan St. Louis area, treats every manifestation of vein problems from tiny visible veins on the nose and face to very late stage varicose veins with ulcers. Genetics play a very large part in the development of vein disease, as do multiple pregnancies, weight, activity level, and amount of time standing.

Dr. Wright was one of the first two-hundred-plus surgeons in the United States to become board certified in Phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology. Dr. Wright received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and completed his medical training at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is also a registered medical sonographer, credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a former Howard Hughes Research Fellow.

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To contact Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in St Louis, Missouri call 636-397-4012 or visit