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 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 can 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 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 lengthy 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 a member of 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 and tattoo 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.
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 billing questions and will help patients understand the sometimes confusing areas of medical insurance.
Heather Martin, RMA
Heather has been a member of the practice for over two years. Heather assists Dr. Bein with in-office surgical procedures, ultrasounds, and patient care. In addition to helping 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.
Licensed Medical Esthetician
After Kelly graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree, she decided to follow her passion for esthetics. In 2006 Kelly received her esthetics license after extensive training one of the top schools in Chicago. Her esthetics career began with a laser company where she started as a laser technician and worked her way to clinic manager. Kelly eventually moved back to St. Louis and continued her work with skin care. With continuing education and training, Kelly is able to stay up to date with the latest and greatest in the field of esthetics and lasers. She believes that educating clients about their skin and home care routine as well as in office treatments to achieve the best results.