Vein disease is one of the most common ailments in the United States. Varicose veins, for example, impact about 1 in 3 adults.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Sims, FNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner offering quality care at Florida Lakes Surgical and Florida Lakes Spa. Rachel is a Sebring native and is proud to be serving the needs of her community.
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Before she earned her advanced degree, Rachel served for seven years as a registered nurse with an acute care medical and surgical unit.
When not providing professional care, Rachel enjoys growing in her faith and walking with Christ and raising her four wonderful children with her amazing husband. She also likes spending time outdoors and playing sports.
Vein Disease FAQs
The difference between a vein and artery is very straightforward. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, and veins carry low-oxygen blood back to the heart. Veins are also called blood vessels.
Yes, vein treatments are safe; they do remove the veins that aren’t working properly. The human body is equipped with more than enough veins to move blood around, not to mention our bodies’ amazing ability to adapt. When the ineffective veins are destroyed, your healthy veins make up the difference without skipping a beat.
Both spider veins and varicose veins result from vein disease. Varicose veins are raised, swollen vessels that twist and coil beneath your skin, giving a bulging, ropey appearance. Spider veins are actually a smaller vein than what most consider “varicose veins.” Varicose veins are simply larger veins just below the skin surface and coil beneath. Spider veins are smaller versions and usually are single veins, but can also cluster.
Rachel Sims’ Certifications
Education & Training
- South Florida State College, Associate of Science degree
- University of South Florida, Master of Science degree
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Advanced Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler
- Advanced PDO Thread Lift
- Certified Sculptra Aesthetic Injector