Vein Clinics northwest
Vein Clinics NW


Director of Vein Clinics Northwest, LLC.

  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Phlebology
  • Internship / Residency: University of North Dakota Department of Surgery
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison Medical School
  • Undergraduate Education: B. S. Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Secondary Education: Menomonie High School, Menomonie, WI
  • Professional Organizations:
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American College of Phlebology
    • American Society of Angiology
    • Idaho Medical Association

Dr. Stafford has been practicing general and vascular surgery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho since August of 1998. In 2002 he started to perform minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of varicose veins. His vein practice grew to the point in January of 2005 he became a full time vein surgeon and phlebologist. Since starting his vein practice in 2002 he has successfully performed over 3000 major varicose vein procedures and treated thousand of patients for spider veins, cellulite, and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Stafford is a National trainer and lecturer for Doriner Meditec lasers and is one of only 330 physicians to be board certified in phlebology.

Clinical Staff


Susan Frankenberg - RN

  • Vein Clinics Northwest: Since 2003
  • Kootenai Medical Center: Surgical Floor 5 Years
  • Education:
    • North Idaho College - Associate of Science in Nursing
    • University of Idaho - Bachelor of Science
      in Physical
    • Education in Sport Science
  • Membership: American College of Phlebology

Debra Johnson - RN

  • Vein Clinics Northwest: Since 2004
  • Worked a total of 24 years in the operating room assisting surgeons of different specialties
  • Kootenai Medical Center - Operating Room 20 years
  • Education:
    • Burge School of Nursing – Diploma in Nursing
  • Membership: American College of Phlebology

Office Staff

  • Nancy Odom - Office Manager
  • Laurie Wuest - Scheduling
  • Ruth Schwaderer - Scheduling
  • Marcie Canham - Scheduling