LJVC IAC Vascular-web

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LJVC IAC Vein-web


Our clinical staff consists of Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs), Surgical Staff, Medical Assistants, and ancillary staff who have several years of experience in vein care, interventional radiology and vascular surgery.   Some of our managers have over 12 years of service at La Jolla Vein & Vascular. We also have administrative staff with extensive expertise in insurance preauthorizations, and in combination with our doctors, will fight for patients to get the treatment they need.

Our clinical staff consists of Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs), Physician Assistant, and Medical Assistants and ancillary staff who have several years of experience in vein care. Most of our staff have helped patients at La Jolla Vein Care for 5+ years.  We also have administrative staff with expertise in insurance preauthorizations, and in combination with our doctors, will fight for patients to get the treatment they need.

Because of our staff’s extensive experience in vein care, they are knowledgeable about vein conditions and treatment and are happy to answer questions any time.


Practice Manager

Practice Manager, Anna Martinez is a dedicated professional who has extensive experience in all aspects of vein care. With 10 years at La Jolla Vein Care her practice expertise is unsurpassed. As an experienced medical assistant she brings her extensive knowledge of all aspects of vein treatment to the arduous task of keeping all aspects of the facility running smoothly.

Patients, physicians and vendors all respect and appreciate the passion, dedication and expertise that are the hallmarks of Anna’s personality.

Medical Staff

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

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Vascular Technologists

Lead Vascular Sonographer

RVT, Registered Vascular Technologist

Vascular Sonographer

RVT, Registered Vascular Technologist

Vascular Sonographer

RVT, Registered Vascular Technologist

Vascular Sonographer

RVT, Registered Vascular Technologist

Office Staff

CMBP, Billing Manager

Stephanie is a 10-year veteran of La Jolla Vein Care. She brings her experience as a certified medical billing professional to oversee the billing department. Varicose veins require specialized knowledge of billing and coding. Her expertise is in vascular coding and billing is unsurpassed and she can answer nearly any question- which is a great resource for patients.

New Patient Coordinator

Lizbet may be the first person you speak to on the phone. She may text you with your appointment reminder. She is the person who will make sure you get seen in a timely manner and all of your pre-appointment needs and concerns are addressed. Lizbet is described by our patients as someone who consistently goes above and beyond to be helpful. She also assists referring physician’s to help their patients be seen as soon as possible.

Insurance Authorization Specialist

Administrative Assistant

Physician Liaison

Human Resources Manager


Dr De Young is personable and thorough in his explanations. Exceptional. 

James R.

I am pleased to recommend La Jolla Vein & Vascular. I am in the process of receiving treatment there. The entire medical staff are super friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Everyone is courteous, including the physicians. I’ve had one doctor follow my case. He’s the one who always treats me at appointments and closely follows my health. I am very comfortable going there. Would go again if needed and encourage anyone who’s thinking of making an appointment to do so asap. You’ll see what a wonderful experience it is. It’s the people who make it so special!

Monica M.

From my greeting at the front desk to the ultrasound and visit with the doctor, I received excellent care. It’s clear they care about their patients and all the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I also appreciate how much time the doctor spent with me to explain the results and the next steps. I would definitely recommend this office to friends with vein issues. 

Anne S.

We were early and didn’t have to wait at all. The tech that did my husband’s ultrasound, Monica, was very accommodating with my husband’s Parkinson’s. Doctor Lucas whom we hadn’t seen before, came to us instead of making my husband walk down to another office. She spent a lot of time getting caught up on Steve’s background issues/conditions. I was impressed by this medical group before, so I was surprised that the staff was even better this time around; I honestly didn’t think there was room for improvement! 

Linda N.

I have been having leg treatments for several months now La Jolla Vein Care. Every time I go to an appointment; the staff is so friendly and takes such good care of me; always informative; not in a rush and always friendly (especially Alejandra & Anna to name a few). Of course Dr. Lucas is amazing. The treatments have changed my life. Overall this has been an incredible experience. 

Brigid Z.

Beautiful facility! I walked in without an appointment and they took me right away! It was even the end of the day…I was so grateful…Every single person was soooo pleasant! Super impressed ❤️ 

Susan M.

Highly recommend! Entire staff are warm& friendly, professional and accommodating. The doctor took the time to thoroughly explain everything and encouraged me to ask questions. I never felt rushed. Significantly better experience than the other 2 vein clinics I’ve been to on the east coast. I wish I could’ve just come here from the beginning. 


The staff kept you informed as to when you would be seen and the wait was not too long. Emily took care of my ultrasound and was very accommodating giving me an extra pillow and playing a video to watch. The office is very courteous and professional- Nadia answered our questions and offered us a bottle of water. I have been seeing Dr. Bunke, but now Dr. Lucas and will continue coming to La Jolla Vein Care! 

Rebecca D.

I had the best experience at La Jolla Vein Care. Dr.Bunke is an amazing doctor with the best bedside manners, she truly cares about her patients, she explained everything to me. My procedures where so easy I was impressed how painless and fast my appointments. Anna M was very helpful scheduling my treatments and checking on me to make sure all of my questions were answered. I am very pleased thank you !!! I truly recommend La Jolla Vein Care!

Henda S.

Everyone here is so nice! Usually front desk medical personnel are so rude. The front desk ladies Alejandra, Anna, and I think her name is Liz, went above and beyond to take care of me and my insurance issues. The techs are great too! Rachel and a male technician assisted me…both of them implemented different techniques to make me feel more at ease during an uncomfortable and painful process. These procedures were rough…and I am grateful everyone was so sweet to me. Thanks again. 

Melissa B.

When I arrived for the first time, I could barely walk. My legs were red and swollen. After my treatments, I can now walk again. I’m so thankful to the doctor and his staff. They are caring, supporting and knowledgeable about my issues. Five Stars all the way!!!! 

Pamela M.

La Jolla Vein care has the best staff ever. They are so nice, accommodating and professional!! Dr. Bunke is the best doctor that I ever seen. She is so friendly upfront and has the best bed side manner. I thank this office for letting me be their patient. 💜. Plus they are so careful with COVID which I really appreciate!!! 

Darlene H.