Vein Specialties Staff

Meet Our Team

 Vein Specialties consists of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment.  Clinical staff members have years of experience in our profession.  We work together to understand your medical issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health.


Norman N. Bein, MD FACS

Dr. Bein has been practicing as a surgeon for over 30 years.  He is Board Certified by the Board of American Medical Specialties and has had extensive experience in Vascular, Thoracic and General Surgery. Additionally, he is a Registered Vascular Technician and performs all his own vascular studies. 

His surgical studies were at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's in Chicago before entering the United States military.  Dr. Bein served as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps for two years. He completed his surgical training at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  Dr. Bein, in his long professional career, has helped to establish surgical hospitals in both the Middle East and the Far East. 

While Dr. Bein has been performing vascular procedures for many years, recent advances in laser technology combined with his extensive experience, he is able to offer his patients state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures. He performs and oversees many types of laser procedures in his office including treatments for varicose and spider veins, tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation.  He continues to study advances in his chosen field by attending in depth meetings with the American Venous Forum, the
American College of Phlebology and the International Vein Congress

He offers his patients freedom to enjoy their legs once again with little or no downtime. These procedures once had extensive and painful recovery ranging from weeks to months. Most of his patients now return to almost full activity the next day. He has been married to his wife and partner in his practice, Maria, for over 30 years. Together they have raised and competed German Shorthair Pointers since 1985.

Maria Bein, RN

Maria is a Registered Nurse and the Clinical Director of Vein Specialties. She has been married to Dr Bein for over 30 years. She was born in Australia where she earned her nursing and midwifery degrees. Maria specialized in nursing children with burns and was on the Australia and New Zealand Burns Association Board. From there she was recruited to Saudi Arabia to help establish their burn program at Al Hada Hospital in Taif. It is here she met Dr. Bein. 
On their return to the USA, Maria worked extensively with the elderly and wound care. She was Clinical Director for a large elder homecare division in Massachusetts. Her keen interest in skin care and health allow her to offer sclerotherapy and topical laser for spider vein removal. She has had extensive training and experience in this field and continues to attend intensive educational and training programs with the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology.

Shannon Volkmer 

Business Office Manager

Shannon joined Vein Specialties in 2006 with a background in office management.  As our Business Office Manager, she handles day-to-day operations of the clinic including insurance coordination/processing, billing/coding and financial functions.  She is responsible for a great deal of behind-the-scenes duties in the practice including contracting/business affairs and accounts payable/receivable. 

Shannon is the person to contact for any insurance and/or billing questions and will help patients understand the sometimes confusing areas of medical insurance.

Heather Martin, MA

Heather has been a member of the practice for over 2 years.  Heather assists Dr. Bein with in-office surgical procedures, ultrasounds, and patient care.  In addition to assisting Dr. Bein she has increased her knowledge of laser technology, with a focus on laser tattoo removal. Heather’s day is heavily involved with patient care, spending a fair degree of time personally and by phone. Her cheerful manner and dedication have made her a respected member of our team.




Teresa Pagan, RN, Nurse Injector

 Teresa is a St. Louis native, receiving her Bachelors in Nursing from Truman State University. She began her nursing career at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. In recent years she has acquired a diversity of skills including medical and aesthetic laser treatments, cosmetic injectables such as Botox Cosmetic and extensive patient education about these services. Teresa strives to make her patients feel relaxed, secure and comfortable during every interaction. Her goal is to establish lasting relationships with her patients. She is delighted about transitioning to Vein Specialties and meeting our patients. Additionally she has a passion for living an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys reading, studying nutrition and travel. She is married and a busy Mom to a 4 and 7 year old.

Mary Block, RN

We are excited to welcome our newest team member Mary Block RN, Nurse Injector.  She joins us with extensive surgical experience and aesthetic preceptorship.    Mary uses cosmetic injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, and Radiesse) to help patients achieve a refreshed, and natural look.  Mary can provide you with additional medical aesthetic services such as: collagen induction therapy with the SkinPenII, customized skin care regimens, IPL, LHR, tattoo removal, sunspot treatments, and laser skin rejuvenation.