Elite Vein Institute | Meet Our Staff
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Meet Our Staff

Dolly Bodine, R.N.

Dolly has been a Registered Nurse since 1981. Her love of Nursing has encouraged the pursuit of higher education to obtain Master’s in Nursing Degree. She has a vast array of experience ranging from Pediatric Intensive Care , Ventilation Specialist and the practice of Phlebology, the treatment of varicose veins. She has a passion for treatment of veins and for the patients afflicted with varicose veins. Dolly is always putting patient education first, involving the patient in the decision making process when it comes to treatment and goals. You will find Dolly understanding , a pleasure to discuss your needs and easy to contact. Dolly also enjoys teaching Yoga.

Vanessa Castaneda

Vanessa Castaneda, our Vascular Technologist, specializes in invasive and non-invasive Cardiovascular Ultrasonography and also has extended knowledge in Abdominal, Gastrointestinal, Obstetrics, and Gynecology. Ms. Castaneda has an unrivaled ability in evaluating, synthesizing, and effectively communicating diagnostic information to the attending physician, which results in a prompt and expert diagnosis. Ms. Castaneda is very passionate, courteous, and friendly, which allows her to interact compassionately and effectively with patients of any medical severity.

Tammy Nuygen

Tammy Nuygen is a licensed vocation nurse who is very passionate about venous disease. She is specifically trained in wound care and is an expert in treating open ulcers, the end result of untreated venous disease. She has made it her mission to prevent patients to get to this stage of the disease and her passion shows. In her spare time Tammy focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles through body contouring fitness classes.

Erica Solano

Erica is our Medical Biller at Elite Vein Institute. She is also a Registered Vascular Sonographer with over 15 years of experience. Erica has been a resident of Palm Springs for 30+ years. She has managed other vein doctors in the desert as well as assisting practices with her ultrasound skills and medical assisting background since 2002. She is brilliant and never hesitates to do the difficult, unpopular tasks. Erica also has 2 children who are involved in sports. Her family loves coming to the beach to escape the desert heat.

Victor Velazquez

Victor Velazquez has worked in the medical field for almost eighteen years and loves helping his community, and is thankful to Dr. Luhan for giving him the opportunity to do so. In his free time he loves running marathons and has a great passion for soccer.

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