Patient Forms and Resources

Patient History

In order to make your first visit to the doctor’s office as pleasant as possible, we recommend that you print the following medical history form and fill it out, to the best of your ability. Be sure to bring this history form with you to your first visit. This will cut down on your office time and allow you to move along toward diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.

Patient History Form


Dr. Ruess’ willingness to keep his patients informed, prompted him to share some of his resources.

Insurances Accepted by Five Star Vein Institute

Aetna – PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield – PPO
Cigna – PPO
Coventry – PPO
Health Plan of Nevada – PPO
Humana – PPO
Medicare and Railroad Medicare
Multi-Plan – PPO
Mutual of Omaha
One Health – PPO
Sierra Health and Life – PPO
Teachers Health / Well Health
The Loomis Company
United Healthcare – PPO

American College of Phlebology

The ACP, American College of Phlebology, is the premiere association for physicians and allied health professionals working in the field of phlebology. Dr. Ruess is a member of the American College of Phlebology.

American College of Phlebology Foundation

The ACP Foundation was formed in April 2006 with the purpose of advancing the development of the practice of phlebology. Dr. Ruess is a member of the American College of Phlebology Foundation.

American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) was established in 2007 to improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders.  Dr. Ruess was certified by this Board in 2010.

American Venous Forum

The American Venous Forum (AVF), founded in 1987, is dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease. AVF fosters cutting-edge research and clinical innovations and educates health care professionals, patients, and policy makers about venous and lymphatic diseases. Dr. Ruess is a member of the American Venous Forum.

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

The primary purpose and most essential function of the Board is to protect the public by establishing and maintaining high standards in thoracic surgery. To achieve these objectives, the Board has established qualifications for examination and procedures for certification and Maintenance of Certification. The requirements and procedures are reviewed regularly and modified as necessary

Mesa View Hospital

Mesa View Regional Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital located in Mesquite Nevada.

The hospital opened its doors on July 13, 2004 and provides a full-range of inpatient and outpatient hospital services including an Intensive Care Unit, Obstetrics, Medical, Surgical, Laboratory, Radiology and Diagnostic Therapy Services. ER services including trauma are provided 24 hours seven days every week

Cool Touch Lasers

“I had the procedure, it was painless and I went to work the next day.”

Vein Wave

Newlands Clinical Trials Ltd and Sovereign Medical Health Ltd, who have been involved in the sales and distribution of medical and beauty equipment around the world for the past 20 years, came together in 2001 to promote a revolutionary new treatment which was set to change the face of vein treatments forever. Laurence Newman and Adam Rubens, joint managing directors, are responsible for daily management of the businesses, supported medically by Dr. Brian Newman MD FRCS and his team.

Clark County Medical Society

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