Our History

Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center was established in 1990 by Frederick A. Elmore, M.D. At that time, and for the next 13 years, it has been the only full-time vein specialty medical practice between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.

The seed was planted in 1977 when Dr. Elmore decided to focus on varicose veins as his special interest. Dr. Elmore became trained in compression sclerotherapy, a nonsurgical method of treating veins, developed in Europe. In 1990 Dr. Elmore decided to devote himself full time to treating vein problems and founded Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center. In 1995 Dr. Elmore introduced the use of duplex ultrasound imaging to treat varicose veins with a procedure called Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. In 2000, Dr. Elmore became the first physician in the Central Valley to perform the revolutionary new procedure ENDOVENOUS LASER THERAPY (EVLT).

In early 2011, Mario H. Gonzalez, M.D. joined the practice. Dr. Gonzalez has been in medical practice as a Board Certified Surgeon since 1989. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as Chief of Staff at Community Medical Centers for the past six years. He decided to devote his practice full time to Phlebology (varicose veins & venous problems) and has joined the staff at Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center. Dr. Gonzalez has since purchased the practice in August 2011. Dr. Gonzalez' vast experience has proven to be an asset to the practice of Elmore Medical.

Our history helps you to appreciate our total commitment, to provide for you the best health care currently available. Please continue and find out what we can do for you today.